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Harebell Triptych

Throughout this series of flowers (it was the first Sea Campion image that started me off), my pre-occupation has been with mood rather than depicting the flower itself. I wanted to try to bring more than just our visual perception into play.  The beginnings of this triptych lay in the star shape of the calyx; one on its own didn't emphasise it but repeating it makes more of a statement about it. I couldn't find two more to go with the original one I started out with so these I took this afternoon and with the weather back to its default, overcast state, the images came out like the very first Harebell shot. I hope also, it gives more of a sense of the gentle sea breeze but you must tell me whether it works or not.

Oh, and I slipped up with the colour profile. I forgot to change the images to Adobe(1998) RGB and did my raw file adjustments in sRGB IEC61966-2.1 - the camera's default. It makes a significant difference and then I was in a dilemma as to which to go for, ending up assigning my usual so the colours are more saturated than I originally intended.

comments (21)

Could you please stop putting up so many gems- we are all feeling totally inadequate out here! Yes, it definitely works! Seriously good!
definitely something perfect is even getting better here, a LIKEY!
it so works. it so works!! These are lovely captures. Difficult to believe that they weren't all taken on the same day. Definitely a favourite for me.
  • mal
  • 12 Aug 2007, 00:57
stop the gorgeous flowery stuff please!....

lol, it's a beauty, but you knew that already!.. mal
  • Kay
  • 12 Aug 2007, 03:24
Jose, this is a likey for me. I love this soft image. It evokes a peacefulness and is so nice to look at. I just love it!
This is just beautiful. So gentle and fragile looking with stunning colour. I really love the way you handle flowers. (:o)
These are sooo nice, really like the colours and the mood. This is something I aspire to do. LIKEY!
  • Paul
  • 12 Aug 2007, 16:56
Definitely a likey! More please....
José, you're a poet ! smile
exellent work,these would look good in what we talked about.
exquisite. the mood is well captured here smile
For me, it is a brilliant composition... wonderful and the perfect colors, Jose!
A beautiful arrangement !!!
Exceptional, your handling of the sharpness in these images is impressive.
I think they work really well as a triptych. Like all the others, the colours are divine and I really like the way you have processed them. Well done
this is an excellent set of shots that you've captured.

for me it does convey a mood of a lazy, gentle sea-breeze

the colours work really well to complement the mood

I like the middle composition more than the others, something about the randomness of the crossing stalks helps convey the mood?
I like very much this triptic ! so nice !
This is a beautiful little trio of pictures
  • Peter
  • Toronto
  • 21 Sep 2007, 04:34
Very nice little sequence.
pixelpixie: Hey thanks Peter, I delighted you like this. Thanks for visiting.
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 1 Feb 2008, 06:27
Jose, this is very impressive, the pictures itself are wonderfull, the presentation, BRAVO, a deep bow to you.
  • Gavin.
  • Scotland
  • 27 Apr 2009, 01:26
Georgous simply georgous.

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