05.09.2019 Trillium Conversion

I mentioned yesterday in response to Andrew that I should do a black and white of the white trillium. I went back out in our little woods last evening and made another image after sunset, with the added benefit that the wind had died down, and then did some interpretation. I hope that you enjoy how it turned out.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 05.09.2019 Trillium Conversion

  1. Todd Henson says:

    This one’s a beauty, Steve. There’s just enough background to offset those white petals with their lovely lines. And congratulations on getting these to grow. Hopefully they’ll provide lots of opportunities for more photos, in addition to keeping more native plants around.

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  2. Devoting half the picture to the leaves, which “flow” down from the flower, is a nice touch. There’s nothing wrong with what you called interpretation; you could even say its our job as photographers.

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    • I wanted the flower to express its height without capturing the whole plant which would have included dead leaves etc.I thought the darker leaves below would propel it to suitable height.
      It is our job and allows us to express ourselves. I tend to be more literal but occasionally am hit with a surge of expressiveness.


  3. Lemony says:

    Beautifully composed. It’s a lovely portrait.

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  4. It is a beautiful interpretation. The subtlety of tone combined with the perfect composition and balance of foreground and background make this as close to perfect as one can get in this universe. Just magnificent. After seeing so many of your flowing water shots it does seem natural to see the flowing leaves. I just think you have a “thing” for flowing lines. So do I, so that’s just another reason to like it.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    This version does show off the difference in texture between the flower and leaves. The flower itself seems somewhat crisp, while the leaves appear to be velvety. It’s just lovely.

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    • I was not going for true reality so took liberty with the treatment of the background. I reduced the contrast in the background which allowed the flower to stand out and the shadows to recede. So not only does the brightness difference accentuate the petals but the texture does as well.


  6. This is lovely. I look forward to seeing trillium every year, and it deserves a fine portrait like this one.

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  7. tomwhelan says:

    I‘ve always admired your trillium images, this is another fine one, as are the ones in you last post.

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