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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Late Ruby Tuesday and Monochrome Monday (on Tuesday afternoon)

Make Time for Small Reflections

I have no clue what this is, but it's RED ... I've decided to share it 'au natural' and in two Black & White versions too for a belated Monochrome Monday. Which do YOU prefer & why?
Infared ...
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and for others participating in

Ruby Tuesday & Monochrome Maniacs.

My 3rd Monochrome Monday
Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." Ansel Adams


Sandee said...

What a vivid red. Beautiful. I really like how you altered it too. You are so talented.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

George said...

The original is such a vibrant red I think I like it best. But the other two are very good.

kitten said...

I love the top picture because of the colors, but if you are asking about the other two I would have to pick the Newspaper one. The other one seems dull.
I just love your thought for today.
I hope all is well with you!

Carver said...

What an interesting plant. I like it in color but also like it in monochrome. It's a good choice to play with different ways of presenting it.

Anonymous said...

The red version is outstanding! :)

Vicky said...

I like the first one. I just can not imagine my world without colors! Ironically speaking, black and white are colors too, aren't they?

Linnea said...

Of course the color is spectacular. I've never seen a plant like that and that red is unbelievable. I think the depth and texture comes out the best in the second shot and if that was all I saw, it would really leave me wondering what color it truly is! All great!

Carletta said...

I love playing around with my software as you saw when you visited me today but as beautiful and vibrant as the first one is I would not want to hide it. It is just too beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I remember that, the Tickle me plant! Miss playing with it lol, beautiful! (Thanks for your visit and sorry Im late!) Ingat!

Anonymous said...

The infrared. But, as I am saying so often this week, flowers rarely look their best in B&W.

eastcoastlife said...

I like the fluffy red ball. :)
I don't know how to change my photos to B&W.

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

The red flower is so vivid...love it,
wonderful Ruby Tuesday. I also like the black and white versions, not as much as the colored though. I just love the vibrancy in the red. Thanks for visiting my RT! :)

Gattina said...

I don't know what it is either, but it is beautiful !

Mojo said...

The infrared gives the better contrast of the two B&W images, and while I'd agree with Aileni that flowers don't always translate well to monochrome, I've found that red and white are usually pretty respectable. Especially when using a red contrast filter (for red ones at least).

But of the three, I'd have to go with the original as my favorite. In this case, you have a pretty whimsical kind of plant which is best served in color. B&W for flowers looks best on the more "elegant" varieties -- roses, orchids, stuff like that. At least that's how I see it. Opinions vary widely, but that's mine.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors more than the B+W, but those show more detail...

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I'll always go with the color!

Unknown said...

I took a photo of the same plant a few months back, in a conservatory. I don't know its name either, though!

I like the color photo best, with this flower. Though the B&W ones aren't bad.

Thanks for your visit for RT!

Kay said...

This is so cool! I love all the effects.

Karen said...

Definitely the colored one--the hue is just too wonderful to switch to black and white!

maryt/theteach said...

Of course, storyteller, I love the RED and the Infrared b&w. Thanks for your Ruby Tuesday participation. I really appreciate it! Hugs! :)

Pamela said...

the first one -- because I love the color. color is such a blessing

Felisol said...

The infrared speaks to me at once, with exclamation points!
I like the newspaper edition too.
It challenges me to study and wonder.
It's such a special composition.
The viewer must take time to sought it out.
From Felisol

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