Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Dreaming In White

At the end of March, I had the opportunity to photograph at the local botanical garden that my friends and I often to during the winter. Though it was still pretty chilly outside, Spring had begun in the indoor garden. This was the first day of the Spring Flower Show!

What most caught my attention was a display of white tulips. When I got down to 'tulip level' and looked through my macro lens all was a soft white. Right then I realized that the image I wanted to make was one that would convey the feel of a dream surrounded in white haze.


The flower itself had some minimal tinges of yellow coloration around where the stem connects to the petals. I couldn't appreciate this looking through the viewfinder, but you could see it when enlarging the file. My vision was I converted the image to a high key black and white photo and then restored color to the stem. I have a version that is totally black and white as well, but I think I prefer this one.

by Howard G

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