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This is the original photo that was the basis for the two accompanying variations, entitled Angel Wing #2 and #3, a macro of one segment of an unfolding Angel's Trumpet flower (Brugmansia suaveolens). These remarkable pink blooms are typically 9 to 12 inches from base to tip, and are so heavy they hang straight down. Their size and pendulous habit create difficulties for photography, but make for some great abstract subject matter for the photographerwho is willing to adopt interesting photographic positions. This was photographed while lying on my back in my yard, shooting nearly straight up. After processing the original, I decided to try some artistic variations and have posted some here. I have chosen to rotate the original 90 degrees clockwise, to emphasize the structure and line of the unfolded petal, but optionally, it could be rotated back to upright portait format.
Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only started posting them for others to see since about September 2012. Please see my largest collection of photographs posted at http://500px.com/holmesidepi. I had sufficient encouragement from posts on other sites to try putting some up for sale on Fine Art America (FAA), which offers a wide range of printing and mounting options not currently available on 500px. As a result, I have successfully sold some of my works. Unfortunately, photography is not my primary field, and I have limited time to expand my online presence, but I will continue to steadily post more of my best works on 500px and/or FAA every week. Please revisit my sites periodically.
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May 4th, 2013
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