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Gorgeous Blue

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 May 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Dear Friends, Due to illness, I am not able to comment on your work, nor am I able to respond to your much appreciated comments; thus far I have been to read all of your wonderful comments when I get a little surge of energy. Hopefully this won't last long. I do have photographs set up to be posted into June.

This is one of the lovely wildflowers captured in my Columbia Gorge Workshop.

"Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?" - Ansel Adams

NIKON D300 1/400 second F/5.0 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Indeed, gorgeous!!

13 May 2009 5:02am

@Yvonne S.: Thank you.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

wow nice composition and lighting.. amazing..

13 May 2009 5:09am

@Vachel: Thank you.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Incredible colors and I like the processing on this one also!

13 May 2009 5:41am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!!! excellent colors and traitement

13 May 2009 5:56am

@PATRICK: Thanks, Patrick.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing blue! The detail is outstanding!

13 May 2009 6:14am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

This is absolutely beautiful, the blue is amazing

13 May 2009 6:50am

@chrissy: Thank you, Chrissy.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Beautiful flower, Jack! Don't suppose you know what it is??

13 May 2009 7:13am

@Toni: It might be a form of delphinium.

-C16H25NØ2- from Persia, Iran


13 May 2009 7:26am

missparis from PARIS, France

A true delight for eyes

13 May 2009 7:32am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The delicacy of this image enhanced by the depth of color is very attractive! Belle burning!

13 May 2009 7:51am

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you, Mathilde.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very elegant composition ! delicate light and gorgeous colors !

13 May 2009 7:56am

@Anna.C: Thank you, Anna.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très très beau... Entre la lumière, les couleurs et la délicatesse de ces fleurs.. magique

13 May 2009 8:14am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

WOW.. This really is magical!!

13 May 2009 8:22am

@Sarito: Thank you.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Gorgeous is the word, very bold colour, makes me feel happy

13 May 2009 8:42am

@P J W Miller: Thank you; glad that it makes you feel happy.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I like the strong blue but the purple fringe around the flower kinda threw me off. Not too sure if it was natural or did you PP it?

13 May 2009 9:23am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! That's a dreamy picture, five stars *****

13 May 2009 10:03am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Stunning blue! Gorgeous just doesn't say it.

13 May 2009 10:08am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Absolument splendide

13 May 2009 10:12am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

wow....the details and colours are absolutely beautiful! The background is the original one or it is so soft after some processing?

13 May 2009 10:14am

@dkc: Thank you; it is the original background.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

le bleu profond du bonheur.. du vlours pour rêver, très poétiique Jack, it's a great shot.

13 May 2009 10:18am

@Alivia: Thanks, Dane.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh Jack this is just so beautiful!!! the soft focus enhances the image! The colours are astounding and the detail exquisite!!! 5 stars from me without a doubt!!!

13 May 2009 10:21am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Belle composition, une magnifique couleur!

13 May 2009 11:05am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un bleu intense : Superbe !

13 May 2009 11:06am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great Great Great shot

13 May 2009 11:52am

isidro from Spain

preciosa imagen! con ese azul que parece que tenga vida.

13 May 2009 12:12pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

That is deep rich and blue. Great processing Jack.

13 May 2009 12:45pm

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

Ohhhhhh...this is stunning.

13 May 2009 1:36pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! I love the colors in this! The detail is also the veins & fuzziness!

13 May 2009 2:16pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Oh-oh, somebody has been playing with his crayons :) Wonderful image well processed.

13 May 2009 2:21pm

@MontereyJohn: Thanks, John.

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Wow, you nailed this one! Bravo!

13 May 2009 2:34pm

@vu@granby: Thank you, good friend.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow -- like a magical painting!! these flowers seem to come to life -- i can see arms and legs sprouting to form flower fairies of the children's story books i used to read... marvelous!

13 May 2009 2:42pm

@dj.tigersprout: Wow! Thanks, dj.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous !

13 May 2009 2:54pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

wow, sensational blue indeed! almost like a gentian. i especially like the tiny hairs along the petal edges

13 May 2009 2:56pm

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful close up - attractive well saturated colors! I like Ansel's advice too. Nice post.

13 May 2009 2:59pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France


13 May 2009 3:05pm

Heather J. Woodland from Napanee ON, Canada

It is a gorgeous blue!

13 May 2009 3:15pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Perfect title. And perfect catch of this beauty. The flower seems to glow with light, and if you did any post did a marvelous job with a gorgeous result!!!

13 May 2009 3:15pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Stunning! This is a real beauty.

13 May 2009 3:40pm

r00t from Csorna, Hungary

just beautiful. perfect job.

13 May 2009 3:48pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful post processing and excellent presentation, jack!

13 May 2009 4:12pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Marvelous processing, Jack ! stunning blue... great photo and work. Get well.

13 May 2009 4:24pm

@Francesc B.: Thank you, I am doing much better this evening.

Ajay from Pune, India

Now isn't that worth putting on a wall frame. You just know how to process such beautiful flower shots.

13 May 2009 4:41pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Fabulous colors ! I wish you to be well again very soon !

13 May 2009 5:35pm

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Am doing much better this evening; thank you.


yes just beautiful

13 May 2009 5:41pm

noxeus from Girona, Spain

Hermosa...divina !!

13 May 2009 6:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Such intense blue. Great color.

13 May 2009 6:15pm

lydia from Paris, France

Absolutely superb !!

13 May 2009 7:01pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is absolutely beautiful; if blue were an absolute value, it couldn't get any bluer than this. As for your feeling better, please accept my get well soon best wishes.

13 May 2009 8:17pm

@Viewfinder: Feeling much better this evening; thank you.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Love this splendid shot... the blue is so intense and this delicate flower so beautiful...

13 May 2009 9:55pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks, Evelyne.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The blue is beautiful, but more importantly, take care of yourself.
I'll be away until Monday so will try to catch up next week.

13 May 2009 10:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Hope you are having a good time wherever you are. I'm feeling much better this evening, and coming at the end of the day, that is a good sign.

14 May 2009 12:47am

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

So much like from some fairy tales land...wonderful capture...marvelous colors and light

14 May 2009 3:32am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

a 5 star one for me fabulous. Do hope that you are feeling better soon

14 May 2009 8:22am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Beautiful flower and beautiful capture. I like the darkness of it, which helps keep the rich blue color. Well done. No need to respond or comment on my blog. Just rest and get well.

14 May 2009 11:41am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful photograph and beautiful treatment

14 May 2009 6:44pm

Denise from Perry, United States

My thought and prayers are with you.

15 May 2009 12:51am

@Denise: Thanks, Denise; I am improving dramatically (although not totally out of the woods).

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

really fantastic colors ! great

15 May 2009 6:39am

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

Wow! How did I miss this one? Must have been during my conference this week: I really like how you handled this image - you are becoming more amazing every post. I do hope that whatever medical issues you have quickly resolve, and you heal to be stronger than before. Best, Bill

17 May 2009 5:58am

Kris from Superior, United States

Love the lighting, the color, the comp! Beautiful!!!

2 Jun 2009 2:33am