30.12.11

ghost peonies

A few weeks ago I brought home a tiny fortune's worth of peonies in beautiful peachy pinks and creams. I was mostly interested in getting some photos of their texture, with a view to incorporating them into the wedding invitations Geoff & I hope to design eventually. Peonies all the time always, obviously.

I used up nearly a whole roll of film only to realize afterwards that the film I had put in the camera weeks before and forgotten about was Fuji Neopan, black and white, and not colour (I can't tell what type of film is in the camera once it's shut). Ghost peonies.














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43 comments:

  1. these are so beautiful! i'm so glad you had black and white film in :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, these photos are stunning! You should sell prints of them. (And then the peonies will pay for themselves, too!)

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  3. So beautiful. I love Neopan!

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  4. Actually, I love these so much!

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  5. I really like them just the way they are. So pretty and totally unexpected.

    I took similar photos of peonies some time ago (http://myevaforeva.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-images-peonies.html)

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  6. Peonies are so gorgeous, as are your photos! You could always try giving them a hand-tinted effect...

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  7. Wow. Peonies are my favorite flower and so luxurious. These photos are so beautiful. They would make the most romantic invitations.

    I have a Fuji Neopan picture of some flowers from Coriander Girl, neopan does wonderful things for flowers.

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  8. Wow! These turned out amazing for being an accident! So lovely.

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  9. these are lovely in black and white. peonies are my favorite.

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  10. what a happy accident!

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  11. magic! so utterly beautiful!

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  12. gosh, these are gorgeous images!

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  13. So dreamy and simple gorgeous. A happy accident indeed!

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  14. peonies are my absolute favourite flowers! these are gorgeous. insane.

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  15. Well, it still looks beautiful and they would make a nice wedding invitation. Happy New Year!

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  16. love these photos, peonies are always so beautiful!

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  17. Looks like ghost peonies are the best kind! Happy new year!

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  18. I love peonies, but I never thought to photograph them in black and white. What a perfect accident. These pictures are stunning.

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  19. beautiful, like something out of an old book you'd be lucky to find. happy new year!

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  20. these are beautiful anabela! what a lovely surprise this must have been!

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  21. ooo...those are so magical! i love b+w flowers...they somehow take on a magical quality, don't they? i did a few flower shots with the sx-70 and i fell in love. :)

    happy new year!! all the best in 2012 (i have a good feeling about it!)...

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  22. the photos are beautiful, anabela!

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  23. This makes me want to go buy fresh flowers!

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  24. Still, they look beautiful!

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  25. I think I have just found my new favourite flower.

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  26. Peonies are my FAVORITE FLOWERS. One of my favorite things is in the spring when you start to see them everywhere- so pretty.

    Happy Birthday!

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  27. Those are so beautiful... Any chance of prints?

    xo

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  28. wow... these are stunning. an lapse in memory produced such beautiful images.
    they remind me of little cracked egg shells.... so fragile.
    love them... thanks for sharing!

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  29. a most beautiful mistake! love love love these.

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  30. oh, how beautiful! i think you could definitely sell prints of these - i know i'd love to have one. :)
    -sarah

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  31. gah. speechless. peonies all the time, always, of course. what a nice surprise though, that film.

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  32. i love these photos SO MUCH.

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  33. Gorgeous! I agree with the rest-you must make prints. Peonies for the win :)

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  34. this is a very, very beautiful accident. I'm so glad you took these shots in black and white!

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  35. gorgeous! Love this :) New to your blog, adoring it so far x

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  36. Such beautiful photos!! I Love B&W photos, one of my new year goals is to take more photos starting with B&W:)
    Jess
    http://pinkindielondon.blogspot.com/

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  37. Id say it was a happy accident! These are so pretty! xo

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  38. The 5th and 6th photos are gorgeous. I'm a Tri-X and Tmax girl, but this post has inspired me to try Neopan. I always forget which film is in my cameras, too.

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  39. I love all the photos.. I am glad to know.

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