Winter in Black and White

How lovely is photography in black and white that enhances the beauty of nature.  Trees speak of their age, beauty and individuality in this media.  Whether through film, digital, or infrared, HDR processing or art, it is much desired and loved and becomes a favorite in our galleries.  This coming Spring JayJacy Photography, HDRChic and RealArtPhotography will photograph the Virginia Arboretum at Blandy Farm and other historical gardens of Virginia in Black and White Media for our Historical Gardens Art on Canvas Project.

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Winter in the Boulevard

THE FROST has settled down upon the trees
And ruthlessly strangled off the fantasies
Of leaves that have gone unnoticed, swept like old
Romantic stories now no more to be told.

The trees down the boulevard stand naked in thought,
Their abundant summery wordage silenced, caught
In the grim undertow; naked the trees confront
Implacable winter’s long, cross-questioning brunt.

Has some hand balanced more leaves in the depths of the twigs?
Some dim little efforts placed in the threads of the birch?—
It is only the sparrows, like dead black leaves on the sprigs,
Sitting huddled against the cerulean, one flesh with their perch.

The clear, cold sky coldly bethinks itself.
Like vivid thought the air spins bright, and all
Trees, birds, and earth, arrested in the after-thought
Awaiting the sentence out from the welkin brought.*
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*D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

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Traveling for the Blooms

We are traveling over a Tri-State area of Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland to capture the incredible spring burst of Cherry and Apple Blossoms. We are featuring them as our main focus on the blogs this week. This year the blooms are just extraordinary and from white to pink to hot pink blooms to golden-lime-forest green foliage, they are impressive. All of our bloom images will be processed for the “Art on Canvas” series for 2013-2017.

Cherry Blossoms Screen Print

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A panoramic webcam shot of the Cherry Blossoms, Washington, DC

{processed HDR, Topaz, Color Efex, texture overlays.}

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Beautiful Virginia Autumn

One of the most beautiful places in the United States to photograph is the Commonwealth of Virginia and a favorite during the autumn season.  The variety of trees and foliage, its mountains, hills and parks make the autumn colors the perfect subject each year for travelers and especially photography lovers who can find beauty in the foliage everywhere in abundance.

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Virginia is rich in history and beauty.  For HDR-DRI photographers, it is pure joy in shooting.  Grab your gear and come and join us this fall season.

“Lo, ’tis autumn; Lo, where the trees, deeper green, yellower and redder,
Cool and sweeten Ohio’s villages, with leaves fluttering in the moderate wind;
Where apples ripe in the orchards hang, and grapes on the trellis’d vines;
(Smell you the smell of the grapes on the vines?
Smell you the buckwheat, where the bees were lately buzzing?)
Above all, lo, the sky, so calm, so transparent after the rain, and with wondrous clouds;
Below, too, all calm, all vital and beautiful—and the farm prospers well.”

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Photography: Art on Canvas, Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2015 All Rights Reserved, No Reblogs Please. Thank you