5 Day Black and White Challenge – Day 2

This is the second day of my “5 Day Black and White Challenge”. Again, the rules are: (1) publish a black and white photo every day for 5 days (2) invite someone to participate each day.

I would like to invite Tree from Conversations Around the Tree to participate the challenge. Tree is a person with a big soft heart. Everyone loves Tree!

Today, I want to share a lotus flower photo, which I took last year at Kenilworth Park in Maryland. Their Lotus & Water Lily Cultural Festival is excellent.

A - Lotus 荷 (44)s2

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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33 Responses to 5 Day Black and White Challenge – Day 2

  1. sunsetdragon says:

    lovely

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  2. Amy says:

    I love this shot! Helen, you are raising the bar…

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Your lotus is simply gorgeous Helen. WOW!!!

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  4. susanstudier says:

    This is one of the best photos EVER! I can see the flower dancing! You truly are an artist. Helen, I was going to come over this week, but have to go to Albert Lea on Saturday for a funeral, and I didn’t want to drive that way twice in a week. And next week I am going to Florida to get away from this cold weather so it will be a couple weeks yet before I get over your way.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Sue. You know there is post processing applied, right? When I first started I was amazed at many photos I saw. I thought they were taken that way. In this photo, I increased the contrast and also sharpened it.
      I hope it’s not this cold on Saturday. I have stayed home for a few days now 😉 Florida sure sounds good. Have a wonderful trip. Take some photos! 😉 I will see you in Mar. sometime, I hope.
      Happy Chinese New Year!

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  5. neihtn2012 says:

    Just beautiful in black and white!

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  6. The lotus flower showcases beautifully in black and white. Well done … !!!!
    I just finished the B & W challenge. It turned out to be fun. The most difficult part was choosing the friend bloggers. There is a huge selection. I’ve finished mine today. I’ll leave my url if you’d like to see them. : ) Thanks
    http://isadoraartandphotography.com/2015/02/18/5-day-bw-challenge-day-5/

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  7. loisajay says:

    So pretty, Helen. The center of the flower is very interesting. Great shot and I am so happy you are having fun with this! Me, too– B&W is pretty cool.

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Lois. Thank you for your kind comment. Yes, I am having a lot of fun… more than I have expected. I even feel like to go out to take more in this cold weather! And thank you!

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  8. Sue says:

    That is really cool! LOVE IT.

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  9. treerabold says:

    Helen, Thank you for the invitation! I am excited to be part of this challenge.
    My day has gotten away from me…so I will post day one tomorrow.
    Your photo of the lotus flower is simply beautiful! I agree with Amy…you are raising the bar!
    Tree

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  10. That is a lovely lotus flower you have captured. The light tones of the pedals are rich and so detailed.

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Otto. Thank you! Teacher’s comment always means a lot! I am still thinking about passion, purpose. Your articles really helps me figure out things in my life… I just need to organize my thoughts. Thanks again.

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  11. Patrizia M. says:

    Molto bella questa foto, complimenti!!
    Ciao, Patrizia

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  12. Alejandro says:

    2004. Your laboratory imported it from New Zealand and has taken.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks!!! Yes, you were right. When I heard it came from some place far away (to be honest, I forgot where… I am forgetful), I was surprised. And I am grateful 😉

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  13. Aha…another gem from you in this challenge…Flower looks so fabulous in your shot…:)

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  14. Absolutely fantastic picture. really nice.

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  15. Beautifully captured!!! 🙂

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