Agaves

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,144 Major grins

They're an old subject for me but I keep trying to photograph them in new ways. Criticism would be welcome.

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And plain old full-frontal.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,514 Major grins

    I love #2 I bet it would work well in B&W too, greens tend to produce nice grays.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,144 Major grins

    Thanks, Cristobal.

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,302 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    I love #2 I bet it would work well in B&W too, greens tend to produce nice grays.

    I totally agree.

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,861 Major grins

    Very good, Don. #1 and #3 for me....with #3 being the strongest. I'd say you've about mastered the agave plant.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,330 Major grins

    Absolutely stunning. Freaking posters. Feel tiny bit jealous!
    Bravo Don!

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAAdministrators Posts: 13,631 moderator

    These are all gorgeous but I think my favorite is # 2.

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,538 Major grins

    I like no 3.
    You makin' tequila with these?

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,144 Major grins

    Thank you all for the comments. The first and third were shot with a wide-angle lens. I wouldn't ordinarily do that. Sometimes just changing lenses makes us break habits.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,144 Major grins

    Willard, Google tells me that tequila is made with agave tequilana. These are a different variety. Darn.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 1,015 Major grins

    Don....

    All very excellent images. Number 3 is my pick of the set. The composition, light fall-off and subject balance within the frame come together perfectly. Visually, presents the eye with lots to look at, leading lines both receding into and expanding outward from the image. Enlarged and matted, this could certainly be a wall-hanger and catalog image.

    Thanks for sharing these.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,144 Major grins

    Thanks, Gato. Glad you liked them.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiRegistered Users Posts: 1,065 Major grins

    Legit, either one of these could be hanging on the walls of some of the multi-million dollar estates I get to photograph. These are great!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,144 Major grins

    Thanks, JonaBeth. I might display one in my decidedly more modest home. :)

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