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Last Spring

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 19 September 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This was taken on a hike last spring.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/7.1 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ajay from Pune, India

There is so much to learn from you shots!!!

19 Sep 2009 5:35am

@Ajay: You are too kind.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Refreshing, Jack.
I admire the way you've achieved the crisp flowers of the foreground
with the repeat of the pale patterns behind them.
What a dynamic contrast of black and white!

19 Sep 2009 5:38am

@Dulcie: Many thanks.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Superb in b&w!!

19 Sep 2009 5:42am

PATRICK from miramas, France

fantastic b&w

19 Sep 2009 5:44am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Remarkable image. The clarity is outstanding or as one said "crisp". Excellent B&W contrast. The leaves at the bottom are a nice addition in the frame, as are the soft leaves of the background.

19 Sep 2009 6:09am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. This is one of my all time favorite monochromes.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Absolutely exquisite Jack! Wonderfully composed and great choice for mono!

19 Sep 2009 6:18am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

masoud from tehran, Iran

nice bw shot , well done

19 Sep 2009 7:27am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

So delicate in B&W

19 Sep 2009 7:38am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

magnifique N/B!!! Superbe image!!!

19 Sep 2009 10:06am

@mo.langel: Merci.

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nice b&w shot!

19 Sep 2009 10:23am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice selective focus..

19 Sep 2009 11:09am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

A very beautiful shot, Queen Anne's Lace makes a wonderful b&w :)

19 Sep 2009 11:36am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The contrasts and tones are so beautiful...I love the delicate nature of this shot.

19 Sep 2009 12:36pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful B 'n W image, Jack ... and all the details are so good.

19 Sep 2009 12:59pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful, delicate shot . It could be this summer too :))

19 Sep 2009 2:37pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine black and white image with excellent detail and a solid, wide range of tones. The background has been handled very well too. Just right! Excellent image.

19 Sep 2009 2:52pm

@Don: thanks, Don.

Manel from Girona, Spain


19 Sep 2009 2:54pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Precious offering, bravo Jack, it's gorgeous!

19 Sep 2009 3:12pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

great shot!! i love the vibrance and contrast !

19 Sep 2009 3:53pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot

19 Sep 2009 4:03pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice one.....great contrast in this one!

19 Sep 2009 4:33pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Nice B&W.

19 Sep 2009 5:38pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

B&W de luxe!!

19 Sep 2009 6:19pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

So delicate and crisp...excellent

19 Sep 2009 6:21pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great b&W!

19 Sep 2009 6:54pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe ce N&B j'aime beaucoup

19 Sep 2009 7:00pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

great B/W

19 Sep 2009 7:22pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, Venezuela

Very well controlled black and white. I really like the contrast between the object in focus against the background.

19 Sep 2009 7:27pm

k@ from Paris, France

This gorgeous sharp brightness brings positive vibes, thank you for the generous gift, JacK*

19 Sep 2009 8:42pm

@k@: Merci, dear Karine.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Interesting choice of black and white here. I really like it. Striking!

19 Sep 2009 9:04pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful ,with a fantastic death of field !
friendships ,jack !

19 Sep 2009 9:55pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful B&W shot, Jack! I love the way the white flowers 'pop' against the dark background.

19 Sep 2009 10:16pm

@Anina: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous. The tones are so fine. Love this.

19 Sep 2009 11:20pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice contrast and flowers.

20 Sep 2009 12:01am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. Simple gorgeous.

20 Sep 2009 1:13am

@Michael Rawluk: Many thanks.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

You have processed this shot beautifully. White whites and black blacks along with every shade in between.

20 Sep 2009 1:20am

@Lee: This is one where almost everything ended up being done in camera. With the exception of converting to grayscale, there was almost no processing. It was sheer luck.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect for B & W.

20 Sep 2009 4:23am

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

perfect bw

20 Sep 2009 10:26am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

beautiful.... the contrast is wonderful! great detail and perfect DOF

20 Sep 2009 7:34pm

@Magda: This is one of my favorite monochrome photographs. Almost no work went into it.

Barbara Kile from United States

You achieved the perfect contrast in this B&W. Great work!

20 Sep 2009 11:24pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful BW

21 Sep 2009 5:07am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very nice in the b&w...all come out just beautifully

21 Sep 2009 4:29pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent contrast -- beautiful detail!

21 Sep 2009 5:10pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Wow! What great contrast! Just beautiful!

30 Sep 2009 10:35pm