Internal Flame

Internal Flame

43 responses

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Melanie.

    March 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

  2. Very striking image, almost spooky.
    I think, the vignetting worked well.

    March 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    • Thank you, Yoshi-sensei. I was so struck by how much light this flower gives off on its own. It’s really quite amazing.

      March 21, 2013 at 1:40 am

  3. Like a sunburst 😀

    March 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  4. Wow, that’s stunning. It’s like it’s putting on a show – love the spotlight.

    March 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    • Thank you, Richard. The light here is all natural. The only processing I applied is the vignette. It’s amazing how brightly lit this flower is all by itself!

      March 21, 2013 at 1:44 am

  5. Beautiful. Love the lighting.

    March 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    • Thank you, Maralee. The flower is doing this all on its own (the lighting, I mean). 🙂 I’ve only applied a vignette in post processing. The orange center just lights up the dark purple like a flame.

      March 21, 2013 at 1:46 am

  6. Aptly titled. Beautiful.

    March 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  7. WOW! Now, that should help to warm a few cold visitors!

    March 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  8. This is stunning…beautiful processing 🙂

    March 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  9. NICE!!!

    March 20, 2013 at 11:16 pm

  10. Oh, to burn so….

    March 21, 2013 at 3:03 am

    • This little burns brightly, doesn’t it. I look forward to printing this one for Miss Mary.

      March 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  11. Shutterbug Sage


    March 21, 2013 at 4:18 am

  12. Just fantastic! I love purple and yellow.

    March 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

  13. Oh wow ! Mystical almost other worldly feel. Love it !

    March 21, 2013 at 6:28 am

    • Thank you. That’s very nice of you. I appreciate your visit.

      March 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  14. That’s a beautiful picture of a beautiful thing!

    March 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

    • Thank you, Allen. I was so happy to find this (and many others) in Miss Mary’s garden. Her garden is coming to life. 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  15. Stunning! Is this a crocus?? I have a purple-with-white-stripes and a nearly-orange center that looks much like this…but your photograph is much much much better than mine! (And I really liked mine, lol.)

    March 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    • Yes, it is a crocus in Miss Mary’s garden. I’m sure your photograph is lovely!!

      March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  16. Fabulous colors and lighting!

    March 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  17. Dad/Boompa

    I really liked this one, but now it’s time for you to get to work on you photo book!!!!!!!!!

    March 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  18. So beautiful, mysterious, and spiritual.

    March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn. That’s such a nice comment. I’m glad you like it.

      March 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

  19. In love with these colours and says so much about winter/spring turnaround 🙂

    March 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  20. elmediat

    Beautiful composition. I was sure I commented on this one already, must be my medication. Love the inner glow.

    March 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    • Thank you. By the way, I saw somewhere, maybe a reply on your blog, that you’ve been sick. I hope you’re doing better now?!

      March 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      • elmediat

        Yes, it has been a slow recovery. The antibiotics are helping, but my eating & sleeping system is totally off. Thanks for asking.

        March 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  21. Sometimes one is allowed to look at photographs you would have liked to shoot yourself. This is one…
    Kind regards from Stefan

    April 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    • Such a very kind comment. Thank you Stefan. It was wonderful to have you visit today. All best wishes to you, Lemony

      April 20, 2013 at 2:26 am

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