POPPIES


"There is no Black and White situation. It's all part of life... Highs, Lows, Middles".
~ Van Morrison ~

Sharing with TEXTURE TUESDAY - Black & White edition
 Texture:  kk_flourish magic


I'm joining Kim's Be Still Fifty Two class... a year long ecourse full of lovliness, 
inspiring thoughts, tips & trics and last but not least learning to slow down,
taking time to reflect and unlocking some creative energy.
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Until next Tuesday,

41 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

So lovely!! <3

Viv@within the Frame said...

They are all lovely Barbara but the black and white one really speaks to me...

Mandy Willard said...

I think we and those around us must be benefitting from us learning to Be Still. You have some beautifully inspiring images :)

Sterndal said...

Oh so lovely impressions of this beauty! I love poppies....
you captured them brillant!!!
Best, Brigitte

Donna Hopkins said...

What a wonderful conversion to black and white - with such lovely texture, so painterly. And a perfect quote to set the tone for this exercise.

Barbara said...

so lovely how the b/w really brings out the texture. Beautiful

Michelle B said...

I love the field of poppies! So many different shapes and all that color. Wonderful, I wish I was there. :)

Home and Lifestyle said...

Ik krijg toch regelmatig complimenten over mijn foto's, maar jij kan er pas echt iets van. Geweldig zeg!

Liefs, Ingrid

AweSomeLiving By Rosita de Jongh said...

zo mooiii ...fijne week lieve groet rosita

Lisa said...

oh my goodness. I love the poppies. Stunning. This last one is stunning.

Ans van Ispelen said...

Wederom weer prachtig,Barbara.
Je foto's zijn juweeltjes,iedere keer weer.

Groetjes Ans

Anne Camille said...

Lovely photographs.

Véronique said...

I really love the poppies. They are very beautiful in black and white too !

elizabeth said...

Lovely!

La Blomst-Living said...

Mooie effecten, Barbara!
Liefs en een fijne avond, Linda

Sylvia said...

Oh, zo mooi die klaprozen, Barbara !
Prachtige b&w ook ...
and a great quote !
Fijne week,
Sylvia

What's in a day said...

Wat een indrukwekkende klaproos, prachtige bewerking.
Ik wens je een fijne week.

Lieve groetjes, Eefie

Sheila said...

Beautiful! I love poppies - that last image is amazing!

Cathy H. said...

So lovely in B&W!! Wonderful focus and depth of field1

Nina said...

Beautiful Barbara! The b & w poppy (that is the name of the flower?) is so soft and dreamy! Wonderful ❤️

Jenny McB said...

The black and white flower appears to be floating, lovely texture.

Rebecca said...

Oh those poppies! And your edits! All so lovely.

kelly said...

beautiful shots beverly! just love the drama in your b&w. i'm in be still 52 so looking forward to sharing this journey with you!

Patricia said...

The texture is perfect for the soft and playful poppy.
Here I have to wait until they are blooming.

José said...

Oh die bovenste vind ik echt helemaal geweldig!! Rest ook hoor, maar die springt er voor mij in ieder geval uit ;-)
Goeie spreuk ook !!

Liefs,
José

abrianna said...

Beautiful picture and texturing on this shot.

Red Rose Alley said...

The Poppies are beautiful, Barbara. You know, this is my State's flower. I love the Van Morrison quote too. He sings one of my favorite songs, "Brown Eyed Girl."

Here's to me and you who love a good quote.

~Sheri

Wendy Bellino said...

So ethereal...

Deanna said...

Such lovely captures of the poppies. I also joined Kim's class but yet to offer anything. I haven't slowed down yet!!

June Caedmon said...

Beautiful poppies, Barbara! Love the B&W texturing!

jmeyersforeman said...

it is lovely how the texture add so much to this image, I have learned so much about textures from Kim. I am sure you will enjoy the 52 weeks with her!

Nancy Blaauwgeers said...

Ik begin in herhaling te vallen, mooie foto's weer.
Groetjes, Nancy

Letizia - The miss tools said...

Lovely pictures and phrases!

Heidi said...

Beautiful poppy photos!

Marjon said...



Wauw....wat mooi weer allemaal...ode aan de klaproos....fijn weekend en lieve groet Marjon

EarlK said...

Wonderful transition into B&W. Turns the image into magic.

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, these are all wonderful! I saw the b&w image and loved it. Then I saw the colour version and loved it even more! And then I fell in love with the final photo, too!

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

So great pictures from the poppies! I love poppies ...

'Duizendschoon' sounds much nicer than 'Bartnelke', more lovley. Like the Duizendschoon are!

Have a nice sunday and a happy week, Frauke

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

love! that black and white! and the tangled mess of poppies, to die for. The rabbits a a lot of mine and the ones they didn't get are mixed in with the daisies and iris.

Olga V. said...

Вeautiful poppies)))!!!

you-wee because said...

Hoi Barbara!

I like the red, wild poppy blossoms as well very much. Sometimes, when taking photos of these beauties, some of them have such an intensive red, the camera sensor can't depict anymore. At least that's my personal notice.
If you have a look to your third photo, you may see what I was writing about. The blossoms on the left look like a very intensive red spot - nearly no structure anymore. Let's say they are too red for the camera... ;-)

From tomorrow I will focus on taking pictures of industry robots and gripping components - I'm going to visit the AUTOMATICA fair in Munich. So let's find some beauty in technical stuctures and products... ;-)

Have a great week, Uwe.