Two in black and white

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

An agave:

Strathcona Provincial Park, BC:

The first shot is recent but the second shot is from 2009. I thought I'd lost all the photos from that era when a drive crashed a few years back but it turned out that, unknown to me, Google Drive saved a few of the RAW files.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,929 moderator

    Second shot is awesome! And the comp is perfect.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

    Thanks, David. I hadn't been at this long in 2009 and most of my photos from that time were very bad. Even a blind hog gets the occasional acorn, though. :)

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,404 Major grins

    Stunners both Don! Just makes you want to stare!
    For the second one, I am NOT SURE, but I went back and forth on maybe cropping quarter inch from bottom. If cropped it becomes bit brighter and tad more balanced.
    However, as is, there is tremendous value in going from brooding darkness in FG and light and hope at a distance.
    Bravo!!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

    Thanks, Taz. I see your point about the crop.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 8,049 Major grins

    Good work, Don. I particularly like # 2.

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,319 Major grins

    Wonderful work Don. I lie them both but would prefer a sharper focus on #1.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

    Tom, roaddog, thanks.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,666 Major grins

    The agave is great, has a sensual feel to it.

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,580 Major grins

    Nice composition in no 2, Don.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

    Cristobal, Willard, thank you both.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,490 Major grins

    Always love your agave shots, Don. That second shot is just plain stunning.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

    Thanks, Sara.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 1,087 Major grins

    Don...

    Well done on both.

    The agave is very soothing and relaxing. Great "lines" that lead you into the image and the plant itself.

    Might consider, if you haven't already, framing this one.

    Great work.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,231 Major grins

    Thanks, Gato. My wife has an equal say in what goes on the walls and she doesn't care for black and white, alas.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 1,087 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    Thanks, Gato. My wife has an equal say in what goes on the walls and she doesn't care for black and white, alas.

    Copy that!!

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