March 31, 2011

Two Frames, More Indecision ...

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But, one thing is certain: if ranunculus had the scent of freesia or orange blossom, it would be hands-down, no-contest, my all-time favorite flower.

So. Color or b/w?!?

note: images edited in Lightroom, using One Willow's beautiful presets.

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23 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. OH MY WORD! How can you decide?

At first I thought the color. It took my breath away. But then I fell in love with the black and white. And I am still in love with it.

SERIOUSLY gorgeous. WOW! I am tweeting your pretty flower.

Amy said...

I'm going with color. I love color. :-D

Tracy P. said...

Yeah, I'm a sucker for pink.

Amy said...

Color. I love the softness:)

kbreints said...

Oh the first. Wow.

Stacey said...

Color!!!

EBPitcher said...

Color!

Kim Stevens said...

I totally go for the color!

Anonymous said...

Color, please!Destiny

Aunt Tea said...

i do love the color. on the black and white i would crop it square (or quite a bit closer). the white overpowers the detail in BW.

i might not think so tomorow tho. that is today's perspective. :D

Tami Kanas said...

You, know, I normally favor black and white, but I have to go for color on this one. It's a softer, sweeter, feel...like the flower.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Love the color. Stunning

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

On this one, the color...it's so subtle, and faint. It's really beautiful, delicate, it's like the middle of the flower is in a shadow of light.

darcy said...

I nearly always pick the BW - but this time, in this instance, the color.

Either way, they are both framable gorgeousness.

susy said...

I think that although they both look gorgeous the softness of the colour is just beautiful.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

They are both gorgeous, Susan! I'm in a black and white phase right now, so if I absolutely had to choose, that's the one I'd pick.

I remember driving up from San Diego to see a ranunculus farm a few years ago. The whole hillside was striped with bold colors. I don't think I've ever seen inside the tightly clustered petals before though. Love this view!

Tammy Gibson said...

definitely the color. i'm usually a sucker for B&W, but with this picture the soft colors are just perfect. beautiful!

C.L. Davis said...

color...b&w loses detail

Tracey said...

color! Ranuncs are my FAVORITE--hence the obsessive posting on Pinterest. (And I can't really smell so other flowers can't sway me to their side.)
Have a great weekend friend!
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AlyGatr said...

I'm a hughe B&W fan, but seriously, I have to say, seeing the hint of color peeking out makes the color version that much more special!

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

Your photos are amazing! My jaw literally dropped!

Anita Johnson said...

Color! But I'm craving it this time of year!

Karie said...

absolutely love the color!!!!