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My Calla Lily Season 2017

Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Thu May 11, 2017 2:15 pm

I brought my lst batch of Calla Lilies to the studio yesterday and will continue to add to this thread as the season goes along.

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Post by Charles Haacker » Thu May 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Beautiful! Exquisite! Calls to mind Imogen Cunningham and her studies of callas, or Edward Weston's studies of peppers. I truly admire (and am maybe a little envious of) photographers who can do this work and keep it fresh and exciting. I especially like that tiny wire-sharp hook in the second picture. You could say it "hooked" me, pun absolutely intended. :D
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Post by pop511 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:30 pm

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Post by minniev » Thu May 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:I brought my lst batch of Calla Lilies to the studio yesterday and will continue to add to this thread as the season goes along.

Best regards, Ernst


Absolutely gorgeous rendition of the most elegant of flowers. And please do add images to them. I have tried but failed with calla lilies, though I still keep one as my screensaver in spite of its/my shortcomings.

I once stumbled upon a photo-walk in Seattle's Pike Place Market, led by Vincent Versace, and I admired the calla lily images he produced from that session and other studio shots he did with these photogenic flowers. His images are similar in concept and execution but I believe yours are more beautiful and invoke more emotional impact from the viewer.
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Post by Didereaux » Thu May 11, 2017 2:53 pm

Okay, Now THOSE are the Ulrichs' I admire! kudos again.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Thu May 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Just came across this image of Calla Lilies from my mentor Shedrich Williames. Here is where my inspiration lies.

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Post by LindaShorey » Thu May 11, 2017 3:10 pm

All the best superlatives have been written here already. Stunning work.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri May 12, 2017 12:30 am

Today's visit with Calla Lilies. 05/11/2017
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Post by minniev » Fri May 12, 2017 12:58 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Today's visit with Calla Lilies. 05/11/2017


More beauty. Your mentor's calla lilies are beautiful too, but different. Yours are more mysterious and have more flow. I know those aren't standard terms for describing photographs but it's what I see.
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Post by Duck » Fri May 12, 2017 3:22 am

I can picture these processed as carbon transfer prints onto some nice textured papers in a large format.

Man, they'd be gorgeous!
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