Galanthus by overalvandaan

Galanthus

'Snowdrops: Theirs is a fragile but hardy celebration... in the very teeth of winter.' - Louise Wilder

For the Black and White challenge, subject Flora.

In Dutch we call the Snop Drop a 'Sneeuw klokje' = snow bell.

Also for 52 week challenge. This week's theme:

Wildcard: Photographer's Choice
Capture an image on your terms; who, what, where, when, why, how… it's all up to you. Caveat: You must tell us your intent.

My goal was to join the black and white challenge with subject flower. Deliberately processed it dark. It is winter here. More hours dark than light, can you hear my cabin fever :-) For me the crocosmia leaves are protecting the snowdrops, like a warm coat for the winter.
Your image goes so well with the chosen quote, the dark processing emphasising the fragility of this earliest of blooms. Goal achieved.
January 29th, 2018  
dont be afraid to do a little 'gardening when you do outdoor shots, i think the long horizontal is a bit distracting and could have been removed before you shot this... having said that cc i really like the processing!
January 29th, 2018  
Nicely processed :)
January 29th, 2018  
bep
Nice B&W.
January 29th, 2018  
Nice image and quote
January 29th, 2018  
@kali66 yes, thanks for feedback, see what you mean. It's one of the stems of the crocosmia. I noticed it through the viewfinder when I took the picture, but thought it natural. But yes, would be 'calmer' for the eye without it.
January 29th, 2018  
Lovely in b&w
January 29th, 2018  
Wonderful to see Spring.. Springing and nothing heralds Spring more than Snowdrops.
January 30th, 2018  
This is a beautiful example of your challenges.
January 30th, 2018  
Very dreamlike
January 30th, 2018  
beautiful
January 30th, 2018  
Volhouden🤫lente komt eraan
January 30th, 2018  
This is beautiful. Fav
January 30th, 2018  
Fav - I love the Dutch name - more fitting than the English. Eirlys in Cymraeg? That's a stunning b/w processing. Really like it.
January 30th, 2018  
This is a nice image. I think snow bell is a nice name for this flower.
January 30th, 2018  
Mooi shot. Maar in de donkere dagen van de winter heb ik graag wat opbeurende kleurtjes.
January 30th, 2018  
Gorgeous, they look like miniature delicate spot lights
January 30th, 2018  
Gentle and lovely, perfect in B&W
January 31st, 2018  
Mooi! Ik word er vrolijk van als ik ze in de tuin ontdek :-)
February 1st, 2018  
Nicely shot and processed... belated Fav!
February 4th, 2018  
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