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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Peacocks (made me think of toile)

14 comments:

polona said...

fairytale stuff! love it.

PMBC said...

I don't know about toile, but I think this beautifull image could be frightening.
The closed sky, the two toned colors, the (voultures) peacoks hanging over you ...
Great!

Laura said...

Oh my god, Lori. That is just so damned beautiful. Toile, shmoile, this is Aubrey Beardsley without the depravity.

ksklein said...

wow. whaat a great pic!

am said...

This photo makes me stop and look for a long time. Intriguing how expressive black and white can be.

marlyat2 said...

Toile writ large, maybe!

The tree: what is it? Peacocks in the Post Oaks, or what?

Dave MacIntyre said...

Love your recent posts! Especially the rusty bits. Nice work as always Lori!

Frank said...

a great shot!

MB said...

Wow. Arresting. Better than toile.

Pod said...

fab lori!

Anonymous said...

I like the pattern of the leaves. The gaps in them remind me of holes in cloth...yes, just like voile.

Lori Witzel said...

Hi all -- I hope your Monday's been as peaceful as possible.

Polona: Imagine my surprise and delight -- looking down for flowers and leaves, when a savage AWK AWK AWK called my eye up to the treetops!

PMBC: What was truly frightening was the possibility of peacock poop. They were very large birds, and were not happy that I saw them in the trees.

Laura: When I saw the digital capture had very desaturated color, I thought how interesting it would be to showcase peacocks in black-and-white. (Of course, I loved Beardsely's line work when I was young...) Thanks for the praise, chica!

Ksklein: Thanks tons!

AM: I tend to avoid turning the full-color world into B/W photos -- my personal hang-up. Glad you like this exception to my as-a-rule!

Marly: Peacocks aloft in the live oaks...they grew a bit more vertically than usual, perhaps because the grounds were tightly packed with trees.

Dave: Thanks, and back atcha!

Frank: I am so glad to "see" you around my blog! Have been loving your recent work, keep sharing it!

MB: Thanks! It sure was a surprise to have peacocks overhead.

Pod: Glad you like!

Polona: Some days the patterns just are so nice...

raindog said...

nice one lori! i can't remember the last time you shot something in b/w, but it was obviously the perfect choice for this. bravo

tiffini elektra x said...

That is amazing - wow! What an incredible photo. . .I love the silhouette look as well.