Friday, August 12, 2011

Thistle Down - Black and White Weekend

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Beauty doesn't need ornaments. Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments.
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~Munshi Premchand

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

silk. :)

Dragonstar said...

Dramatically beautiful, and with so much lovely detail.

Lois Evensen said...

That is so dramatic in black and white. Wow!

Ellie said...

I am alway amazed how some pictures need to be black and white. Lovely shot.

Debbie said...

soooo pretty.....they look like sparklers!!!

Carver said...

I love this shot. I notice someone else already said it was like sparklers. That was my first thought too.

awarewriter said...

This is great Karen. The delicacy, the tones, the light all come together to make a fine image.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photography.

Regards!

Joop Zand said...

good shot Karen.... i like it.

greetings, Joop

John said...

Well rendered in monochrome

anemonen said...

Lovely shot! Nice depth in the photo.

Have Myelin? said...

I soooo, love this. Just love it!

My Nikon is in the shop. Parts are back-ordered due to the earthquake in Japan. =(

I will simply envy you. LOL.

Francisca said...

I can almost feel the soft breeze that is making the thistle down float away... lovely in B&W.

Dimple said...

Nice shot, Karen!

Harry Snowden said...

Nice!! I love the way the DOF drops off deep into the background

Al said...

A very pretty photo of a plant that's not so lovely!

Les... said...

lovely shot - looks like explosions of natures energy *VBS*

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!

Woody said...

It's like slivers of silver.

Photo By Manka said...

Great shot, could hang on a wall maybe..thx for visiting my place.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen girl this is beautiful !
Some how you can see so much more detail in B&W .. I guess because you are not distracted by colour ?
I want to do more B&W too .. you have inspired me : )
Joy

Stewart M said...

Hi there - thats a really good black and white image! I really like it.

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Halcyon said...

A beautiful black and white. So delicate looking! :)

lina@home sweet home said...

Love the words and the details that captured so beautifully..
Thanks for dropping by