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Center of an Orange Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

Center of an Orange Tulip

  I’ve recently added a new photo –  Center of an Orange Tulip  – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website I’m becoming more and more fascinated with abstract close up photographs of flowers. What I loveed about the tulip was the contrast of the orange petals with the yellow center with just a hint of green. One of the tulips had fallen away…

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Little Angel, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA Palladium Toned Kallitype © 2017 Patty Hankins

Graveyard Angel, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia Palladium Toned Kallitype

  I’m excited to share another of my palladium-toned kallitypes with you A small graveyard angel in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia This photograph is printed using the late 19th-century photographing printing process known as Kallityping. The emulsion is hand-painted onto the paper, exposed with a negative under bright lights, and toned with palladium. Each print from a negative is…

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Christmas in the Conservatory, Longwood Gardens (c) 2018 Patty Hankins

Christmas at Longwood Gardens 2017 – In the Conservatory

I didn’t make it up to Longwood Gardens to photograph A Longwood Christmas until after the first of the year. So I’m sharing my photos later than usual this year. This year’s theme was the French heritage of the DuPont family. It was absolutely beautiful and elegant. Here are a few of my photos from the Conservatory      …

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Blush Parasol Spray Roses © 2017 Patty Hankins

Blush Parasol Spray Roses – In the Studio

Sharing a few more roses today – this time photos of a set of Blush Parasol Spray Roses I photographed. I loved the soft pink and yellows in these delicate flowers. When I seem them I think spring!          

Christmas in the Exhibition Hall, Longwood Gardens (c) 2018 Patty Hankins

Christmas at Longwood Gardens 2017 – Music Room and Exhibition Hall

I didn’t make it up to Longwood Gardens to photograph A Longwood Christmas until after the first of the year. So I’m sharing my photos later than usual this year. This year’s theme was the French heritage of the DuPont family. It was absolutely beautiful and elegant. The pool in the Exhibition Hall was filled with designs made from apples…

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High Intensisty Roses © 2017 Patty Hankins

High Intensity Roses – In the Studio

Continuing sharing photos I’ve taken in the studio. Today I’m sharing photos of some incredibly bright yellow and orange high intensity roses. The colors in these were amazing – I actually had to desaturate the photos a bit – they didn’t look real as I’d originally photographed them!                        

Smoky Mountains and Clouds – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photo –  Smoky Mountains and Clouds   – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website For me, one of the scenes that defines the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeing the wispy clouds moving across the mountains. The day I photographed this scene, the sky was partly overcast with lots of low clouds. So I knew that might…

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Jennie Stevens Wescott Grave, Edisto Island, South Carolina Palladium Toned Kallitype

  I’m excited to share another of my palladium-toned kallitypes with you The grave of Jennie Stevens Westcott in the Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Edisto Island, South Carolina. This photograph is printed using the late 19th-century photographing printing process known as Kallityping. The emulsion is hand-painted onto the paper, exposed with a negative under bright lights, and toned with palladium….

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Christmas in the Music Room, Longwood Gardens (c) 2018 Patty Hankins

Christmas at Longwood Gardens 2017

One of my favorite things to do over the holidays is to photograph the Christmas display at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The 2017 theme for A Longwood Christmas was the French heritage of the DuPont Family. The display was elegant, full of beautiful colors and decorations. I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos from this year’s…

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Pink Cloni Ranunculus © 2017 Patty Hankins

Pink Cloni Ranunculus – In the Studio

Continuing sharing photos of ranunculus blossoms photographed in my studio. I love these Pink Cloni Ranunculus blossoms – the colors remind me of a gentle sunset.