Bud to Bloom in Black and White

Lynn has a Lily of the Nile plant outside our front door.  It looked stressed over the winter, but at the beginning of April it perked up and started blooming.  I kept an eye on it and made these five photos over three weeks to show the sequence.

Bud to bloom in Black and White 1April 1st

Bud to bloom in Black and White 2April 6th

Bud to bloom in Black and White 3April 9th

Bud to bloom in Black and White 4April 10th

Bud to bloom in Black and White 5April 21st

Cameras, lenses, and settings varied over time and some are single frames while others are multiple frame focus stacks.   I tried to make the look consistent across all the photos when I processed them and converted to B&W.  How’d I do?

Why did I choose to post these?  I put up things I like and hope that you’ll enjoy them too.  It’s not a good idea to post things I don’t like and hope you’ll like them.  Is it?

Changing subjects, here in Florida we’ll begin a Phase One reopening next week in most of the state.  Social distancing and other pandemic restrictions will still be in place. And we should all use our common sense and be cautious. But I did hear that state parks are reopening. We’ll have to see exactly what the rules allow.

Many have died, many more are sick, and even more are out of work.  Our hearts go out to all of you. I hope that we get through this as soon as possible.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog.  Take care of each other.

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2 thoughts on “Bud to Bloom in Black and White

  1. In my humble opinion, you did very well, indeed, Ed!

    Your “extended time lapse” images are technically proficient, aesthetically pleasing, scientifically interesting and, well, I like ’em.

    Posting what you like is, I think, what this blogging thing is all about!

    1. Thank’s Wally. It’s been a little tough coming up with subjects to photograph lately. I’m looking forward to a little socially isolated, low risk exploring and photographing ‘in the wild’ as our stay at home order gets lifted.

      Ed

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