I love agapanthus, especially in the bud stage. While exploring photographic possibilities in a large patch of flowers, I spotted a recently opened bud cluster with two buds touching in a way that looked so much like a kiss that I was utterly fascinated.
The image title comes from the classic love song, “As Time Goes By,” featured in the movie Casablanca.
I spent a good bit of time trying lots of angles on the “young lovers” and finally settled on this as the basis of a textured image prepared especially for a group challenge. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4, 1/320 sec., ISO 200, partly cloudy/morning sun, handheld) Textures courtesy of Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures and Shadowhouse Creations.
Top 10 in “The Romantic Pose” in All Glorious Lilies (October 2013)
Top 10 in “Decorate with Script” challenge in Flower Works – Manipulated with Texture group (September 2011)
Featured in All Glorious Lilies (9 October 2013)
Featured in Muted (3 August 2013)
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