Portrait of a Tulip by Rhana Griffin

I know that part of what we all love about flowers is their flashy colour, but I was so entranced by the form of this new tulip that I felt it needed to be presented in black and white to highlight that perfection of form without the distraction of colour.

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    how right you are….
    it is quite perfect, the folds and curves…striking.
    and my fav flower hehe :) xoxoxo

  • One of my favourites too :) I actually bought some this season and have ordered a couple of the more exotic varieties that sell out quickly for next year xxxx

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlover 4 years ago

    Exquisite… so perfect, Rhana.

  • Thanks Jen (hugs) I could have spent hours… and hours…. and hours…. with these flowers ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 4 years ago

    I agree Rhana, it’s a beautiful image and the light is magic :-)

  • Thanks Matt! This was taken inside and the light was from a beautiful big skylight.

    – Rhana Griffin

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    So graceful!
    It looks like it’s dancing.

  • Thanks so much Robin. I love being able to breathe life and movement into a still image – so heartfelt thanks for getting that :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • TheMystic
    TheMysticover 4 years ago

    This works extremely well in black & white. Beautiful.
    Thank you for submitting your image to the Tasmanian Photographers Group

  • No thanks to YOU for hosting this wonderful group :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Perfect in B&W wonderful light too! :))

  • Thanks so much Kylie :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Beautiful B&W capture and lighting!!

  • Thanks Carol, sometimes the absence of colour says more…

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 4 years ago

    The perfection of form without the distraction of colour" would have made for a killer title. It’s a great phrase that flows effortlessly off the tongue and describes this beauty ever so perfectly.

  • I tried to say that really fast five times and ended up spending the next half an hour picking the knots out of my tongue! Onya! Mind… at least my keyboard kept dry ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Paul Cons
    Paul Consover 4 years ago

    only few people makes their attempt to photograph a flower in black & white. a flower always have a beautiful colour to show off but your composition is just simply a head-turner. nice one!

  • Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful comment on this one Paul, appreciated.

    – Rhana Griffin

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Excellent, the contrasts are jut amazing

  • Thanks barnsis! Your support is always very much appreciated :)

    – Rhana Griffin

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