A Double Exposure – White Lily Leaf and White Lily Bud
The title of the above image is based on the meaning of the white Lily in the Victorian Language of Flowers. The fact that the image is a double exposure of two flowers and was created with an ethereal feel helped make the meaning a perfect title.
I have a fabulous announcement to make. Yesterday I received an email with the subject line saying: “Congrats!” At first I thought it must be spam. Once I read the message and clicked on the link included in the text of the message I was pleasantly surprised. The link to BWGallerist led me to the home page which had a list of the “Best of the Best” of Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2014. Guess what! My name was on that list! I am so honored and excited! Please visit the link above to read the article and see works of other inspiring photographers on the list.
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“Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits” – William Shakespeare
“I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.” – Frederick Perls
It is somewhat ironic that expectation is the word that came to mind when contemplating this evening’s post. Why, you might ask. Because tonight I am filled with both excitement and anticipation, and trying not to escalate my expectations of the gallery opening I am participating in tomorrow evening. The Buck’s County Project Gallery has its debut tomorrow night and the owner, who is also an artist and photographer, asked me to participate when she saw my sunflower series earlier this year. I was very honored and am filled with gratitude that she found my work worthy of her gallery featuring fabulous photography by Buck’s County artists. Even more ironic, is that the author of the second quote above was born in Germany, as was Stephanie, the gallery owner, who, I believe, lives by the philosophy so eloquently stated in the quote.
The shape of the lily but and the divisions in it came to mind when I read this quote.
Same image in black and white. I really like the contrast here. Some people say flowers are meant to be in color. I would agree for the most part, but, there are some that I think are striking in black and white.