12 thoughts on “hostas 2022

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, E. I’m glad you like #5 as that’s my favorite, too. It was the first in this series I processed and I used it to set the tone for the others.

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  1. Linda Grashoff

    These are so nice, Ken. They almost make me want to stop photographing hostas. But I won’t, even though I won’t be saying anything you haven’t already said. And I hope you say more.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Linda. Don’t stop, please! The hostas are my favorite plants in the garden and I love to see them photographed. They start to turn a golden yellow before a dark orange color this time of year and, to be honest, they still look beautiful. But they really look great in black and white and I’ve been looking at some Ansel Adams prints recently and thought I’d channel his look for this set. I don’t know if they are totally successful at that but…

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  2. bluebrightly

    Hostas are great subjects which you’ve proven again. I like the formal symmetry of #5 and #6 – the strong black-and-white treatment flatters them. #9 is another one that appeals to me – I have a thing for the light touch of one leaf on another – well done! And the disintegrating edges you studied in the last one are beautiful.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Lynn. The hostas are among my favorite subjects but they are still a challenge. They are all gone for this year now but I’ll have more opportunities next year (if the deer don’t eat them first).

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      1. bluebrightly

        Oh those deer! They nibbled some angel wing begonias I have in posts this year. I had to move the pots out of their path but then we didn’t get the effect of the little dangling pink flowers cascading over the shorter pots. It could have been nice. But noooo. Oh well! I bet you could keep playing with the files you have all winter – there are lots of possibilities with hosta leaves.

    1. oneowner Post author

      I still have the color versions of these shots. I’ll have to reprocess them since the initial process was the B&W. Yet another winter project.

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      1. bluebrightly

        BTW, I thought about you on our trip when we saw a gorgeous, black Austin Healey parked on the street outside a tony Victorian hotel in the small town where we stayed. The owner had a little ceramic black cat perched on the dash beside a rear-view/analog clock thing, very eccentrically elegant. I guess the California license plate with the surround that said “Life is short, enjoy the ride” topped it off nicely. 🙂

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