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A Glimpse of Beauty

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 February 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Well, what can I say about this photo apart from that I found these wonderful photos of lotus flowers by Huimin here and wanted to try something along the same lines for myself....unfortunately I don't have a lens that will do close-up photos so a vase of mixed flowers is the best you're going to get.

I can't explain why I find Huimin's mono-toned lotus flower photos so delightful but they are a glimpse of secret beauty shining through the darkness.

When eventually I manage to find a way of focusing closer with my camera you might see some more close-up flower shots....Spring is only just around the corner after all :-)


This photo here is one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion if you can manage to get through the registration process


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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Such delicacy, those warm brown/ivory mixed tones you've used are a delight....

2 Feb 2008 10:29am

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

You have done a wonderful job on the conversion. I am partial to the tones used here.

2 Feb 2008 8:15pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

An interesting, moody shot, and I like that you continue to "take chances" and experiment with different things. I always enjoy seeing what you're doing.

3 Feb 2008 4:03am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Elegant. I do like the tone Ian... Thanks for the link of Huimin's galleries. A wonderful bunch of inspiring images!

Happy shooting my friend!:-)


3 Feb 2008 4:49am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Wonderful. Very well made.

3 Feb 2008 9:37pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

beautiful. great tones... he does still life shots too! ;)

4 Feb 2008 12:54am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Very nice job!! Huimin has added some noise and specific blur (it looks to me... actually it looks like he set a path for the blur) and that could be the difference. But I still find this to be wonderful... the sepia is such a great touch.

4 Feb 2008 10:28pm

huimin from Taiwan

Hi, Ian. It's Huimin from Taiwan. I noticed that u start trying monochrome flowers. Looks really good. :)

12 Feb 2008 2:21am