Magda Indigo photography

+ 2017

YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES
GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES... MACARONS
A FLOWER HEART for VALENTINE...
LOVE OVERFLOWING …
GOOD VIBRATIONS...
FEATHERLIGHT…
THE ROAD to MY HEART…
PATH to LOVE…
BE MY VALENTINE...
RED BOW…
LOVE... LOVE...
OF WATER AND FLAME…
A FINE ROMANCE…
CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES...
WINKING SHELLS..
SAME TWO SHELLS..
TWO SHELLS..
PURE HEART...
MY LOVE OF FLOWERS, and 'beauty’… Violets
BEAUTY COMES FROM THE HEART... GERBERA
LE CARNAVAL des FLEURS...
THE EMBRACE... GERBERA
DEEP DEEP TONES… GERBERAS
PETALISSIMO... GERBERAS
LE BAISER… ROSES
A SINGLE PINK ROSE…
BETTER IN TWOS… ROSES
MORE IMPERIALS… ORCHIDS
IMPERIAL… ORCHIDS
...TO YOU WITH LOVE… CALLAS
RIGHT ROYAL… LILIES
LADY’S DAY… Lily
OH SO LILY… STARGAZER
EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...
BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia
DIVIDED WE STAND… GINGER
CURVY PARROT TULIP…
COLOUR DE-LIGHT... Hydrangea
A FLOWER BASKET, filled with HYDRANGEA...
SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring
MY WISH for 2017…
PURITY… IRIS
READY to SPRING… IRIS
SEMAPHORES… IRIS
ABUNDANCE… IRIS
FRIZZLE FRAZZLE… TULIPS
FRAYED EDGES… TULIPS
TWIST AND SHOUT…
BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TICO TICO… PARROT TULIPS.
ILLUMINATI… Tulips
WILD IS THE WIND… Tulips
CHA CHA CHA… tulips
MY CHERIE AMOUR… TULIPS
THE HUG… TULIPS
CHANSON d”AMOUR… RATARATARA
NE ME QUITTE PAS… TULIPS
A LOVER'S KNOT...
DO NOT DISTURB… TULIPS
A Kiss to Build a Dream On… TULIPS
FRAZZLED??? NOUS?? Tulips
HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST… TULIPS
WINNER… TULIP
FOLLOW THE RYTHM… Tulips
REMAINS of the DAY… Tulips
PERFECT COMBO… TULIPS
MUSICAL? TULIPS
MA PETITE CHERIE…
CANDY STORE… TULIPS
LA FAMILIA… TULIPS
A KISS… TULIPS
TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS… TULIPS
PARLANDO… TULIPS
GRUPPO… TULIPS
FLORIBUNDUS… Tulips
RED CHOIR… TULIPS
Les Cocos Rococo…TULIPS
WITH ALL MY HEART… TULIP
IN TOUCH… TULIP
PEEKABOO… TULIP
BERCEUSE…
TECHNICOLOUR… TULIP
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY… Tulip
FRAGMENTELICIOUS… TULIP
THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT... TULIP
THREE STARS… TULIPS
ÉTUDE… TULIP
HIP-HOP DANCE… Tulips
DECONSTRUCTED… TULIP PETALS
KISSY KISSY… Tulips
THE THREE JESTERS… TULIPS
FRITILLARIA…
MUSCARI BLUES…
AND for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! THE HYACINTHS!!!
UPSTAGED HYACINTHS…
WELL ESCORTED… Spring Flowers…
FOR the MAMA’S… RANUNCULUS
QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS
PICCOLINE… Ranunculus
REUNION… RANUNCULUS
THE NAKED PEDUNCLE of a RANUNCULUS…
TRANSITION... Ranunculus
UNDER THE INFLUENCE… RANUNCULUS
RUFFLED RANUNCULUS… QUATRO-GRAPHY
NOVELTY… RANUNCULUS
DELICIOUS PINK… Ranunculus
IL PLEURE dans mon coeur...
ROSETTE Française… ANEMONE
FLEUR… ANEMONE
UP AND COMING… Anemone, CINQUE-GRAPHY
FROM SMALL TO TALL… Anemones
STARLETS…DAFFODILS
THREE CHEERS… DAFFODILS
SPRING BRIGHTNESS…
A WHIFF of SPRING...
PURE SYNERGY… IRISES.
PETITS SECRETS... IRIS and DAF
SYNERGY?
RAZZLE DAZZLE...
SPRING SPRING SPRING…
LAPIS LAZULI… IRIS
OF BLOOMS and BUDS… Roses
SO PEONISSIME… PEONIES
BUD to BURST, TO BLOOM...
FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA
THE FLOWERS of SOUTH-AFRICA...
DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage
PROFILE of a Chrysanthemum.
DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN
FINESSE… Cyclamen
L’HELICE… Cyclamen
STAGE LIGHT... LYSIANTHUS and buds
WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lysianthus
A NEW YEAR, A NEW PROJECT…
BLOOMING IRIS…
LUCKY SEVEN… TULIPS
FRAYED EGOS, in mono…
LE BEAU MONSTRE… PARROT TULIP
SCULPTURAL… TULIP
FRAZZLED??? MOI???... TULIP
THE EMBRACE… Tulips
A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS
LOVE IS IN THE AIR... TULIPS
HOW DO I LOOK ??????? Tulip
FLOWER FIREWORKS, THIRTEEN MILLION VIEWS
MANDALA… ROSES…
ANEMONISSIME… Anemones
ANEMONE, IN MONO…
ANEMONO…
MANY SHADES OF GRAY… RANUNCULUS
THE LITTLE LANTERN... RANUNCULUS
INNER LIGHT means OUTER BEAUTY… Ranunculus
TRUE HEART… RANUNCULUS
AN ANGEL FELL ON A CLOUD...
SWEET PEONY…
PEONISSIME… White Peonies in mono
THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…
WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY… Rose
A MESSAGE of BEAUTY… ROSES
WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS… CYCLAMEN
SILK WHITE CYCLAMEN…
GYMNOPEDIE… Cyclamen
CREATE YOUR DREAMS... Alstroemeria
SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS…
WE RISE AGAIN…Lilies
MY NAME IS LILY…
SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES
SCULPTURAL LIBERTY… CALLA
RASTERED… Callas
WHEN LACE ADORNS AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA
MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT...
MAGDA INDIGO (*_*)
MAGDA INDIGO...IN CAMERA!
MAGDA INDIGO… FEELING GOOD.
EYE TO EYE…
THE PHOTOGRAPHER... Paul
RIEN NE VA PLUS…
DANCE, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE with ME...
ALL ABOUT LOVE…
THAT'S AMORE...
PARAPLUIE ROUGE…
SOME RED ACCENTS…
UNDER GRANDMA'S HAT...
DIAMONDS…
SWEET DREAMS LITTLE ONE...
ALICE in WONDERLAND with a dwarf-RABBIT
GLOWING with PREGNANT JOY…
CAN’T WAIT…
LA DAME AU CHAPEAU VERT...
SHY...
OF HAT AND TAIL...
ASPECTS of WOMAN...
PHANTASMAGORIA…
THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE…
A LIFE...
FUN in DUBLIN…
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY…
LONDON...
HOME AGAIN...
THE QUARRIES of OROSEI...
LOVE IN WHITBY…
NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES…
THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...
OMINOUS SKIES…
MY BELOVED FLANDERS...
A blustery first day of Spring n Flanders
THE LONG GOOD-BYE…
HARVEST…
THE RUSTLING REED…
ON BLUE WATER… NENUPHAR
La Côte Fleurie...
THE CHERRY TREE…
CE PLAT PAYS… FLANDERS
THE CANALS of FLANDERS, AROUND DAMME...
PASTORALE...
A FLANDERS VILLAGE…
A NEW DAWN…
MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...
SILENT NIGHT… OROSEI
THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS…
LONELY @ THE TOP…
ON SADDLEWORTH MOOR…
WHEAL COATES TIN MINE… CORNWALL
ICONIC CAPE TOWN ...
GOOD MORNING OSTEND...
HONFLEUR…
HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...
LE MONT St MICHEL...
REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH
OF SPACE AND REFLECTIVE LIGHT…
SCAPE from Filey…
FILEY BAY WATERS…
THE POOL in FILEY…
LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…
A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay
SMUGGLER'S COVE...
WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…
WILD WATERS of CORNWALL…
A SMOKE SIGNAL?
SUN SETS OVER ANGLESEY...
BEACH
EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...
Ètretat, by night... La Falaise d'Amont
BRETAGNE PLAGE…
MIRROR SEA in WALES…
AAAHHH, TO STAND AND STARE… in WALES
EPIC BEAUTY in WALES…
WINTERLIGHT…
WINDOWS-2017… LEEDS
FULL MOON...
FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...
SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
FOGGY DEW in the PARC…
SNOW BLIZZARD...
SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…
CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…
A CROW in WINTER…
WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…
WINTER WONDERLAND...
ON FROZEN GOLDEN POND…
HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS
A WINTER'S DALE…
ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…
WINTERFUN…
SNOW on THE MOORS…
SNOWGATE...
A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…
UPON THE ROOFS…
A FROSTED SNOW GRID…
FROST…
PACK ICE…
THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND
MY MAD PHOTOGRAPHER…
SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…
FROZEN BEACH…
FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…
ANOTHER WAVE of SNOW…
ICICLES under THE PIER…
THE STONES in WINTER...
DESIGNED by SNOW…
UNCHAIN ME…
A BUOY in WINTER…
A WINTER DUNE…
WINTER ZEN...
SHINY ARMOUR…
RECEPTION in THE HALL…
ILLUMINATED FACADE…
A QUARTER to NINE…
IN THE SPOTLIGHT…
OH SO BRUGGE…
THE SHORTEST STREET? GLORIBUSSTREET...
BEFORE WE GO-GO…
LE TEMPS des FRAISES…
Le Temps des Mûres…
LE TEMPS des ROSES…
LE TEMPS des GERBERAS…
LE TEMPS des TOURNESOLS…
LE TEMPS des COULEURS…
FANTASY in PINK…
THE DUSTBUSTERS…
COCKTAIL...
TO THE POINT...
A GOOD WAVE?
OFF CENTRE...
RED REBEL…
FUSION… SLINKY
SSSSSOOOO SSSSLINKY…
ART et LUMIERES…
Candlelights divided...
MY PALETTE...
KITCHEN ART…
IN OUR HOME, THE KITCHEN...
AIR-BUBBLES...
AQUIVER THEY STAND… PRIMULA
SOAP SUDS…
COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS…
Sand Water Art...
FOLDS AND RINGS…
FOLDS AND RINGS 2…
REST RUSTS…
METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks…
INTERTWINED ROPE…
ROPES on OLD BOATS...
MORE SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...
SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...
HUMBER BRIDGE...
WELCOMING US…

YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES

Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae, with around 400–500 species distributed around the world. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however viola species (commonly called violets, violettes, pansies) are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia and the Andes in South America.The flowers, leaves and roots of various Viola species are used for medicinal purposes, being rich in vitamins A and C. They also contain a type of antioxidant. THANKS, M, (*_*) www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES... MACARONS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME We ALL need them, he? MMMMMMM, irresistible... euhhh to be photographed... and then (of course) savoured... Macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionary made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food colouring. The French macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone. Not to be confused with the English MACAROONS!!! These here are the fancy French kind, not the rustic, chewy, coco-nutty variety. The confectionery is characterised by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference (referred to as the "foot"), and flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavours that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate, caramel) to the new (marmite, matcha). The fillings can range from jams to ganache to butter. Here: Venezuelan Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry and Passion Fruit. Lead a sweet life! Thanx, M, (~ _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLOWER HEART for VALENTINE...

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. I wonder, is my heart made of flowers, this one certainly is? LOL Have a superb day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LOVE OVERFLOWING …

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. These flower petals are like all the reasons why I love you, I hold them in my heart... to cherish, so beautiful. And often too many, overflowing= like falling flower petals! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOOD VIBRATIONS...

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCeD_6Y3GQc Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. for the music lovers. Vibrating hearts? LOL More fun from my studio. FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FEATHERLIGHT…

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Of plumes held captive by bright red ribbon. For Valentine, everything is wrapped with shiny red ribbon. Red, the colour of passion, red the colour most commonly associated with love, followed at a great distance by pink. It the symbolic colour of the heart and the red rose, is closely associated with romantic love or courtly love and Saint Valentine's Day. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ROAD to MY HEART…

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. – By Author Unknown You found it, the road to my heart. With your kindness and your patience, a road that twists and turns but always ends, with love straight into my heart. For Valentine, everything is wrapped with shiny red ribbon. Red, the colour of passion, red the colour most commonly associated with love, followed at a great distance by pink. It the symbolic colour of the heart and the red rose, is closely associated with romantic love or courtly love and Saint Valentine's Day. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PATH to LOVE…

…can take a lot of ‘meandering’… it is a happy way, with surprises, fun and joy. For Valentine, everything is wrapped with shiny red ribbon. Red, the colour of passion, red the colour most commonly associated with love, followed at a great distance by pink. It the symbolic colour of the heart and the red rose, is closely associated with romantic love or courtly love and Saint Valentine's Day. Red is the colour of celebration and ceremony. A red carpet is often used to welcome distinguished guests. Red, by a large margin, is the colour most commonly associated with seduction, sexuality, eroticism and immorality, possibly because of its close connection with passion and with danger. Another, more ‘graphic’ minimalism image, which I adore! I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BE MY VALENTINE...

So tomorrow, the yearly 'show' of love? Often the tokens come wrapped in red ribbon and a beautiful bow. This red ribbon, was swirling into my composition... with flair... Another 'light-play' in the studio. Often it is good to 'position' something and NOT fiddle with it too much? In other words, leave it alone, just light it well and photograph it... thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED BOW…

for THE ROMANTIC SEASON... Around a present, it is nice to have ribbon, a bow, a red ribbon and bow... The present is your wonderful comments and kind words, I'm wrapping it in this 'thank you red ribbon'! This red ribbon, was swirling into my composition... with flair... Another 'light-play' in the studio. Often it is good to 'position' something and NOT fiddle with it too much? In other words, leave it alone, just light it well and photograph it... thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVE... LOVE...

LOVE... LOVE... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON... “Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.” Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Fun Blog HERE about Valentine's: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html

OF WATER AND FLAME…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME A water candle holder, safe and magic, it reflects and refracts the light beautifully and in unexpected ways. Can also be used as a vase... I saw how many round objects there are in our home, and in glass Have a sparkling day and thanx for your visit, always a pleasure, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FINE ROMANCE…

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. quote by Nicholas Sparks just a romantic image. As always, thanx for your lovely comments and thoughts, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES...

You either love them or hate them... I know! During a food-shoot in the studio, I suddenly started seeing those small octopus or poulpes as small figures that I could make do different things. I could make them dance Le FRENH CAN-CAN. I had a lot of fun, I am grateful for the creativity that I was born with and the fact that somewhere in my heart, there is still the child... I did a whole series... well, they don't last and yes I'm sorry, we ate the 'props'! TEE HEEEEEE. As you can see, squid have eight arms and two tentacles arranged in pairs. Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here, VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINKING SHELLS..

from the top and the bottom, are they small or are they big? Photography can play games with our visual perception, LOL thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAME TWO SHELLS..

from the bottom now, are they small or are they big? Photography can play games with our visual perception, LOL A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Pure photography. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TWO SHELLS..

from the top, are they small or are they big? Photography can play games with our visual perception, LOL A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Pure photography. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURE HEART...

for February and the Romantic season. Love me without fear Trust me without questioning Need me without demanding Want me without restrictions Accept me without change Desire me without inhibitions For a love so free.... Will never fly away. By Dick Sutphen Keep your heart pure, don't clutter it with a book-keeping of lies. Keep your love, as tender and sweet as these petals... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MY LOVE OF FLOWERS, and 'beauty’… Violets

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes... The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensée… (pansy?) lol. My MOST viewed image, ever. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thanx for your lovely comments and thoughts, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY COMES FROM THE HEART... GERBERA

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. -- quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE CARNAVAL des FLEURS...

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. A celebration, sealed with a kiss... fusion. I sometimes have a different kind of ’FUN’, I’ll see something in one image, something that is not there, something that has to be ‘made’ with the box of tricks that photoshop is. And still, each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EMBRACE... GERBERA

Pink Gerberas... for the 'Romantic' season! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... 365? You can see for yourself what these Gerberas were clearly saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DEEP DEEP TONES… GERBERAS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. You can see for yourself what these Gerberas were clearly saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETALISSIMO... GERBERAS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Cascading two and the petals of a Gerbera. Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see around me and in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE BAISER… ROSES

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. We NEED it! Kissing is great! It’s known as a favourite universal act of showing love and affection. Almost everyone receives or gives a kiss at some point in their life. A Lingering Lip Kiss – This is a closed mouth kiss that lasts for more than 20 seconds. The tongue is not involved in this kiss. Lingering lip kisses involve the lips only. This kiss serves as an indication of deep love. Two small amorous roses. VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

A SINGLE PINK ROSE…

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. ‘I’m single for a reason waiting on the right one to come along.’ said this Rose. The rose is the most popular flower of all. No other plant has had such a rich and romantic heritage as the rose, and no other flower has been interpreted in nearly as many ways as the rose. The most common emotion associated with the rose is affection and love. Even the single rose has various layers of meaning. Although roses are sometimes presented in dozens, a single rose is the same effective in expressing deep feelings. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BETTER IN TWOS… ROSES

“Marriage is like a well-built porch. If one of the two posts leans too much, the porch collapses. So each must be strong enough to stand on its own.” ― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming The rose is the most popular flower of all. No other plant has had such a rich and romantic heritage as the rose, and no other flower has been interpreted in nearly as many ways as the rose. The most common emotion associated with the rose is affection and love. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE IMPERIALS… ORCHIDS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Blooms and buds, for hope and awakening. Purple was the colour worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial colour worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the color is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy. Phalaenopsis Orchid, known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Queensland. They bloom in their full glory for several weeks. If kept in the home, the flowers may last two to three months. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IMPERIAL… ORCHIDS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Blooms and buds, for hope and awakening. Purple was the colour worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial colour worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the color is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy. Phalaenopsis Orchid, known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Queensland. They bloom in their full glory for several weeks. If kept in the home, the flowers may last two to three months. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

...TO YOU WITH LOVE… CALLAS

White-callas, the gift of beauty... A gift of flowers is (personally) a gift of love and friendship... Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RIGHT ROYAL… LILIES

They were all plump buds when I bought them, now, they are unfurling one after the other... they are huge! Perfuming our home with their lovely spicy fragrance, pure joy for our senses... Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Flowers are a great 'subject' because of their diversity. Contrary to what many think: I AM NOT A FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHER! Just A photographer. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Lilium auratum, Golden rayed lily of Japan, or Goldband lily. In Japan, Lilium auratum is called Yama yuri which means mountain lily, a much sought after species, some are still growing in the wilds. In ancient times, the Japanese considered lilies a sacred plant. I'm not surprised! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LADY’S DAY… Lily

white lily and bud... They were all plump buds when I bought them, now, they are unfurling one after the other... they are huge! Perfuming our home with their lovely spicy fragrance, pure joy for our senses... Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Flowers are a great 'subject' because of their diversity. Contrary to what many think: I AM NOT A FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHER! Just A photographer. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Lilium auratum, Golden rayed lily of Japan, or Goldband lily. In Japan, Lilium auratum is called Yama yuri which means mountain lily, a much sought after species, some are still growing in the wilds. In ancient times, the Japanese considered lilies a sacred plant. I'm not surprised! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OH SO LILY… STARGAZER

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy Another bud, waiting to display the beauty and fragrance. Lilies, though completely varied in size, shape and color, always have six tepals and six anthers. There are seven types of lilies, with over 400 species. Native to the northern temperate zones. About half of the lily species originate in continental Asia, while the remainder are native to Europe, North America and Japan. They provide a rainbow of colours. In this dreary season a dash of colour and fragrance can do wonders! I have another agenda when I buy them... I just know I'll photograph them, cannot resist! I MAKE time! The Stargazer Lilly was created in 1978 by Leslie Woodriff, a Lilly breeder in California. The plant is an Oriental hybrid lilly which Leslie Woodriff called "Stargazer," because the blooms faced the sky. This Lilly is now fairly common throughout North America. Lillium "Stargazer" (the Stargazer Lilly) is a hybrid of the Oriental group. The ASPCA reports the plant as being toxic to cats. Mature, it grows to a height of 36 inches with a spread of 12 to 16 inches with an upright form. It has a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well drained loamy or sandy soil. The flower is pink, red, and white, and is sweetly fragrant. The plant produces 4 to 5 flowers per stem. (Wikipedia) Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...

Anigozanthos are commonly known as kangaroo paw and catspaw depending on the shape of their flowers. The tuberous flower buds are also covered with coloured hairs, giving it a velvety aspect. These long furry hairs also determine the colour of the flower, which may range from almost black to yellow, orange and red. The tubular form of the flower bud resembles a kangaroo paw, hence its name. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia

Over the years I photographed thousands of flowers, with passion and joy, I never tire of them, hope you enjoy with me. Another day, another composition. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DIVIDED WE STAND… GINGER

The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome (root), ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. Lead and enjoy a good life and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CURVY PARROT TULIP…

They are so curvy and capricious and gorgeously unique... Baroque... even more, their name is 'Rococo' Tulip! Also, they open up to you I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what this Rococo tulip was saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" So embraceable... haha Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOUR DE-LIGHT... Hydrangea

fresh out of the studio, some green-white-red-blue dried Hydrangea heads in a green glass vase. is all about emotions, creativity, anecdotes, my philosophy... in photography... magdaindigo.blogspot.com With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLOWER BASKET, filled with HYDRANGEA...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbztUizvDjw A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket I wrote a letter to my love And on the way I dropped it, I dropped it, I dropped it, And on the way I dropped it. A little boy he picked it up and put it in his pocket… The rhyme was first noted in the United States in 1879 as a children's rhyming game. It was sung while children danced in a circle. One of the number ran on the outside of the circle and dropped a handkerchief. The nearest child would then pick it up and chase the dropper. If caught the dropper either was kissed, joined the circle, or had to tell the name of their sweetheart. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! You have to be quick... they open so fast under the studio lights! Celebrated as a sign of Spring (I prefer to say, the end of Winter is in sight), snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. I wish you all a very good week and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY WISH for 2017…

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours. If there is to be peace between neighbours, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) We thank you for all your good wishes. Hope you had a lovely time. THANX, have a great day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURITY… IRIS

White Iris, lightly tinged with yellow. It speaks of purity, simplicity, graphic minimalism. All and just about the flower-shape in its beginning stage, just before it unfurls, and that it did, under the warmth of the studio lights, you’ll see. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

READY to SPRING… IRIS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Natural beginners… IRIS BUDS, BUDS, BUDS, BUDS, Yellow Iris, only the beginning, aahh, so much promise. READY for the big show that Spring is! These Irises are standing to attention, like soldiers. To me, flowers in ALL stages have charm and special beauty, whether buds, blooms, or faded. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEMAPHORES… IRIS

Can you read their signs? LOL These Iris buds were the first to timidly unfurl a few petals. Tentatively, like a flag in the wind, sign language, semaphores! Iris are often called Flags in North-America. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ABUNDANCE… IRIS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. The name Iris is Greek and it means rainbow for its many colours. However, most irises are shades of blue or purple. The majority of irises that we see today are hybrids of the originals. The iris has been around for many centuries, and many artists have chosen to paint them. There are several famous paintings of the flowers. From 1888 to 1890, Van Gogh painted at least four paintings of irises. Monet painted "Iris" sometime between 1914 and 1917. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colours making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridise a red iris. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri. The iris is now the sole feature on the flag of the Brussels-Capital Region, symbol of Brussels, since historically; the important Saint Gaugericus Island was carpeted in them. The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. It is a woman’s name Furthermore, it is the almost universal symbol of Scouting. In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

FRIZZLE FRAZZLE… TULIPS

Saw those white Frayed Tulips in the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! I don't know if it's the same where you live, but the fashion is 'frayed’, frazzled, fringed, I see on the Continent they call them ‘frisee’ Of course I bought them... props he? Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAYED EDGES… TULIPS

I love these frayed, frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! On the Continent, for some reason they call them ‘frisée’ which means curly? Mmmm I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

TWIST AND SHOUT…

the last days of a parrot Tulip. Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink, with some yellow and green streaks, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TICO TICO… PARROT TULIPS.

Brazilian Samba song. I see the swirling of the skirts. https://youtu.be/OlOVHhmU-t0?list=PLXo5r0RazIJsm2pljaCq4oexsVzLizDh4, clarinet version https://youtu.be/k6Nw0Hm_wTM Tico Tico by Paco de Lucia Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ILLUMINATI… Tulips

The ‘enlightened”, LOL, or in this case the ‘well lit’, euhhh, or my way? The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI derived unit of luminous flux, a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source. Brightness (white light output) measures the total amount of light projected in lumens. The colour brightness specification Colour Light Output measures red, green, and blue each on a nine-point grid, using the same approach as that used to measure brightness. Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD IS THE WIND… Tulips

Leaning into the wind? It IS MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. https://youtu.be/CiVDzTT4CbE?list=PLM2jxxypi2ftGAz-b2Z2GAZh8Uxu3Mjbz Saw those white Frayed Tulips in the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! I don't know if it's the same where you live, but the fashion is 'frayed’, frazzled, fringed, I see on the Continent they call them ‘frisee’ Of course I bought them... props he? Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHA CHA CHA… tulips

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Tulips, of the curled variety. Dancing the night away, in the ‘disco’- studio lights, exuberant and frivolous. What attitude! Real Divas, showing off.LOL I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, uhh with my eyes! Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MY CHERIE AMOUR… TULIPS

I declare February LOVE , romance and beauty month. We NEED it! Saw this mixed bouquet, spotted a few of these beauties amongst other Spring flowers. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. Ruffled skirts, ready for love? So very expressive. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes!LOL Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE HUG… TULIPS

Come closer, let me hold you. Yep, one of those days, ahhhh my imagination, full steam ahead. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, euh with my eyes! These pink early tulips are my absolute beauties, they have delicate tones and great texture… and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! These two just belonged together in this embrace? LOL. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHANSON d”AMOUR… RATARATARA

February= LOVE, romance and beauty month. https://youtu.be/ARfARi-gpWc two tulips, singing their love song. Leaves touching, like hands, over heart, like two lovers, never wanting to let go… Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NE ME QUITTE PAS… TULIPS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. two tulips, not wanting to be separated. Clinging on, leaves entangled, in an embrace, like to lovers, not wanting to let go… Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LOVER'S KNOT...

for the romantic season Where there is love there is life - Mahatma Gandhi I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. A stylised knot regarded as a symbol of the constancy of two lovers. Also called lovers' knot, true lovers' knot. Modern western knotting literature has the name for these related knots deriving from stories or legends in which the knots symbolize the connection between a couple in love. Many examples feature sailors separated from their beloved. Ashley notes that it was once common for sailors' wedding rings, where gold wire was wrought to incorporate the "true lovers" knot such that resultant ring would comprise two tori: each flexible to move about the other; yet nevertheless inseparable! Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

DO NOT DISTURB… TULIPS

Do you also see what these two are telling us? The one is asleep the other saying shhhh, quiet… Do not disturb, LOL Red tulips, with waterdrops in the studio. For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A Kiss to Build a Dream On… TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. https://youtu.be/PSe1Takt5FU By Louis Armstrong “Give me a kiss to build on and my imagination will thrive upon that kiss” hese two were ‘at it’ behind my back? But I caught them, don’t you think? LOL Emotion in photography, an ALL-IMPORTANT ingredient! For without emotion a photograph just become a ‘picture’? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAZZLED??? NOUS?? Tulips

Not only are these beauties frayed at the edges but they are also duo-toned, they’ve got it all! Definition of frazzled: Past tense of the verb to frazzle. To wear away along the edges; fray. To exhaust physically or emotionally. A frayed or tattered condition. A condition of exhaustion... NOT ME! LOL Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the fringed variety. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! What attitude yet again Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST… TULIPS

Red tulips, standing tall’’’at last, models who love to be photographed, LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

WINNER… TULIP

This yellow, frayed Tulip had the attitude of a winner? Flowers can be almost as expressive as people, in my humble opinion. Hope you see it too? Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOLLOW THE RYTHM… Tulips

Do they also look like they are swaying to you? Well I do make my images with music in the studio. Often classical but also the better modern music. I suppose I need all my senses fulfilled? LOL THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REMAINS of the DAY… Tulips

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. Some buy Roses, some buy Tulips… for Valentine or other days. In the last of the ‘darker’ days, I love having bright flowers in the house, and this here is huh, my favourite colour combination, purple and red/pink. Hmmm, till I see yellow and orange? Or white and red? Ah well, plenty of choice, aren’t we the lucky ones eh. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PERFECT COMBO… TULIPS

These Tulips were meant to be together… So beautifully colour-combined. They are full on in the shops here now. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MUSICAL? TULIPS

I keep repeating this... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! These Tulips lined up, was it for a musical theme? They seemed to be singing, dancing... full of fun and joy... Or was gymnastics, hmmmm, have to reconnect with the flowers. I guess I am still a bit in holiday mode.! Hope they have the same effect on you and bring a smile... LOL. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MA PETITE CHERIE…

That is what this pink little beauty was telling me, HERE I AM, I have found love and protection with the 'bigger' one? LOL There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them… with my eyes. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CANDY STORE… TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Those fondant pink tulips are small and very beautiful, also they have a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here... And to find something 'new' each time... yep, a creative fun… One was missing a petal… so interesting, I singled it out in front of the others! Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA FAMILIA… TULIPS

Birth of a Tulip bud… Always seeing new emotions in my flowers. No difference here then. Lovely fresh red Tulips, welcome to Januari 2017. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A KISS… TULIPS

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. quote by Victor Hugo Full on Tulip season in the shops now! I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS… TULIPS

That is what these three were telling me. The middle one clearly at a loss? LOL "Torn Between Two Lovers" is a pop song written by Peter Yarrow (of the folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary) and Phillip Jarrell. The song describes a love triangle and laments that "loving both of you is breaking all the rules". Full on Tulip season in the shops now! I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PARLANDO… TULIPS

Not just Tulips my dears, FLAMBOYANT Tulips. Lots of gesticulation, do you see what I hear? LOL Two very vibrant colours, three expressive Tulips. Lovely fresh red Tulips, welcome to Januari 2017. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRUPPO… TULIPS

Not just Tulips my dears, FLAMBOYANT Tulips. Lots of gesticulation, do you see what I hear? LOL Two very vibrant colours, seven expressive Tulips. Lovely fresh red Tulips. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLORIBUNDUS… Tulips

Not just ’any’ tulips but PARROT tulips! A wild bunch of them. The Rococo variety, and you can see why: Love all their odd little twists, curves and curls. Have a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED CHOIR… TULIPS

In Taberna - Carmina Burana - Carl Orff - For the music lovers, listen here A drinking song. Well, the Red Rococo Parrot tulips look libertine to me, swaying drunkenly together like students? This was what these flowers triggered in me when I took this photo... Isn't imagination a wonderful thing? LOL. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Les Cocos Rococo…TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Coco is commonly called a parrot in fiction, especially comic books, but also in reality! I love Parrot Tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous buds can open into a gorgeous voluptuous blooms.. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WITH ALL MY HEART… TULIP

February= LOVE, romance and beauty month. https://youtu.be/wWNKWHYHon4 One of the most beautiful songs, My funny Valentine sung by Tony Bennett, pure MAGIC... My funny valentine Sweet, comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable, unphotographable yet your my favourite work of art Another one of my tulip images, (what an amorous lot they are? LOL) this time photo-shopped, I gave it a heart, so it could sing to you... Each day is valentine's day... It's NOT the presents, it's ONLY the precious gift of your true and honest feelings that matter, the rest is fun, gravy and not really necessary? I'd gladly live just on bread... if it is with YOU! We'd laugh, he? Humour and respect are such very important ingredients in any relationship! I wish you a good one and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN TOUCH… TULIP

I couldn't resist, I opened the packet and saw this one tulip with a petal torn, and then I saw more: the petal and the leaf touching, ever so gently. The waterdrops were an added bonus. Emotion in photography, an ALL-IMPORTANT ingredient! For without emotion a photograph just become a ‘picture’? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEEKABOO… TULIP

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A pack of red tulips, the flowers quite hidden amongst the big, solid green leaves, I opened it and promptly this one came peeping out. So lovely. Have a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BERCEUSE…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Lullaby… tulip with two buds, hugging, cradling, rocking… yep imagination in full gear again, I’m sure you see it too? LOL Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TECHNICOLOUR… TULIP

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A special upload today, for a special someone… you know who you are… Spotted this multicoloured red tulip amongst the others, just like with people eh, one will stand out in the crowd and beckon you, scream at you in silence! Hmmmm, thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY… Tulip

February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. called Rococo, Parrot Tulips. Now Coco is commonly called a parrot in fiction, especially comic books, but also in reality! On the Continent, England is more Polly???? Rococo or "Late Baroque", is an early to late French 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre. It developed in the early 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry, and strict regulations of the previous Baroque style, especially of the Palace of Versailles, until it was redone. Rococo artists and architects used a more jocular, florid, and graceful approach to the Baroque. I love Parrot Tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous buds can open into a gorgeous voluptuous blooms... Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and shares, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAGMENTELICIOUS… TULIP

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Two petals of a Rococo Parrot tulip... two fragments of one flower-head Comp in camera, to show you all the beautiful detail and colours! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! You can see for yourself what this Rococo tulip was saying!!! I grew and bloomed for your visual pleasure! I am complex and sensual... Do I make your toes curl with pleasure? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT... TULIP

Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation Darkness stirs and wakes imagination Silently the senses abandon their defences Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendour Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender Turn your face away from the garish light of day Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light And listen to the music of the night Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar And you live as you've never lived before Softly, deftly, music shall caress you Hear it, feel it secretly possess you Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind In this darkness that you know you cannot fight The darkness of the music of the night Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before Let your soul take you where you long to be Only then can you belong to me... PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - LYRICS of MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Music Andrew LLoyd Webber. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON... it again shows the sensuality of flowers. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE STARS… TULIPS

A specialty variety of tulip, the petals tipped like stars, a gorgeous bright pink, with here and there a touch of the green brush... These hot pink tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ÉTUDE… TULIP

Sharp tipped petals, hot pink, these tulips are stars. I was fascinated by the undulating petals, their shape, their texture, sheer beauty. I decide to make a detailed ’study’ an ‘étude’, to show you perfection in Nature. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIP-HOP DANCE… Tulips

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Like I said, I can’t help it, I see something in everything? The gorgeous pink tulips had their week of splendour, the petals drying and then… falling, except for a few, hanging on for dear life, the stamens emptying of pollen. It looked like two were Hip-Hop dancing, lol Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DECONSTRUCTED… TULIP PETALS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. I can’t help it, I see something in everything? The gorgeous pink tulips had their week of splendour, the petals drying and then… falling, I gathered them gently and reconstructed this deconstructed into a wheel of colour, forming one last flower. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

KISSY KISSY… Tulips

ALL ABOUT LOVE? We need MORE of it, it is a positive feeling and makes us feel good and do better things. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE THREE JESTERS… TULIPS

Another ‘novelty’ in the tulip world, no name yet, all it said was specialty tulips… to me they look like court-jesters, lol They are of the smaller variety. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

FRITILLARIA…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Fritillaria is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and North American plants in the lily family. There are about 100 to 130 species of bulbous plants in the family Liliaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, especially the Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and western North America. Fritillaries have nodding, bell- or cup-shaped flowers, and the majority are spring-flowering. Most fritillaries contain poisonous alkaloids such as imperialin; some may even be deadly if ingested in quantity. Other common name: snake's head fritillary. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MUSCARI BLUES…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. HOPE… Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. This lovely blue is so very cheerful in the winter-awakening garden, THIS IS THE TRUE BLUE OF THESE TINY LITTLE FLOWERS! The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth, the name Muscari comes from the Greek muschos, musk, referring to the scent. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! THE HYACINTHS!!!

We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Here: STAGE LIGHT! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried. The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practising throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Hyacinths, blue, pink, conceptual art, flowesr, black-background, studio, colour, square, design, Nikon D200, magda indigo

UPSTAGED HYACINTHS…

Waiting for applause? LOL So PINKALICIOUS? I saw here there were two bulbs, and all I saw was a family... The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in parfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. These are always some of the first flowers in our garden... but not the above, bought from the market. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELL ESCORTED… Spring Flowers…

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. BEST on BLACK BG 2 Purple Blue anemones flanking a 1 candy pink Ranunculus bloom. Another colour combination that works well for me. I love Ranunculus and Anemones, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Layered, sweet coloured beauties. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOR the MAMA’S… RANUNCULUS

in England today, Mother’s day celebrations. So, sweet fondant pink Ranunculus for ALL… Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS

Four candy-pink, Ranunculus, beauties. Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a perennial plant that can grow to be a foot and a half tall. They have blooms that resemble roses, with simple , like HERE, or branched stems. The petals are often highly lustrous, some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers. What got me 'in' to 'flower-photography', was that I was fascinated by ‘light’ and wanted to know more about lighting... That was 27 years ago, started with painting and evolved into photography. Flowers seemed the perfect subject matter, because of their different colours, shapes, textures, great variety and 'characters', I'd had many a garden, grown my own, so, I started out with an advantage, I knew about flowers... I found a niche in the market, for 15 years now people have been 'raving' about them, asking me how I 'do' it? Copying, imitating and stealing, photos, words and even titles. They say it is the highest ‘accolade’ for an artist? LOL. There is NO magic formula, each flower is unique and treated as such! I do NOT consider myself a 'flower-photographer' but a a photographer who knows how to use lighting well... Glad you enjoy them. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PICCOLINE… Ranunculus

A bit of brightness on another grey and windy day. Two orange and golden Ranunculus, slowly divulging their secrets. I love them, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

REUNION… RANUNCULUS

Often trying to see beyond the obvious, not always to everyone’s taste, but, we have to photograph for ourselves in the first place, not ‘cater’ for others? the final one of ‘the Orange Ranunculus with the fallen petals’… lol The original mother-flower surrounded by her petals. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE NAKED PEDUNCLE of a RANUNCULUS…

Oh yes, and then… and then I saw where the petals came from, this stem, half naked… Looked so lost without its petals. Orange ranunculus, a has-been, still glowing though! I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

TRANSITION... Ranunculus

Petals, I always bring loads of flowers (work/fun) back from Belgium. Some survive better than others, Ranunculus are always the more tender flowers. Of the orange ones, some were raining petals on the black background, to me, a clear sign of HEY, PHOTOGRAPH ME!!! Which I promptly did. Result! I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

UNDER THE INFLUENCE… RANUNCULUS

Made under the mesmerising tonal sound of this Fandango: https://youtu.be/5Qyjeg2BvKQ Appropriate for these passionate, red Ranunculus, like ruffled petticoats and skirts. AAAHHH Ranunculus, multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RUFFLED RANUNCULUS… QUATRO-GRAPHY

Pleased to present you with a brandnew variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOVELTY… RANUNCULUS

Pleased to present you with a new variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DELICIOUS PINK… Ranunculus

This BEAUTY, a hot pink Ranunculus, was well guarded? A gorgeous voluptuous bloom, in full regalia, lol. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IL PLEURE dans mon coeur...

R.I.P John Hurt https://youtu.be/8hLLL6gyUvg The seduction of Claude Debussy I created many an image with this music! Il Pleure dans mon Coeur poem by Verlaine Il pleure dans mon coeur Comme il pleut sur la ville. Quelle est cette langueur Qui pénêtre mon coeur? O bruit doux de la pluie Par terre et sur les toits! Pour un coeur qui s’ennuie, O le chant de la pluie! Il pleure sans raison Dans ce coeur qui s’écoeure. Quoi! nulle trahison Ce deuil est sans raison. C’est bien la pire peine De ne savoir pourquoi, Sans amour et sans haine, Mon coeur a tant de peine. It Rains in My Heart (English translation) It rains in my heart As it rains on the town, What languor so dark That it soaks to my heart? Oh sweet sound of the rain On the earth and the roofs! For the dull heart again, Oh the song of the rain! It rains for no reason In this heart that lacks heart. What? And no treason? It’s grief without reason. By far the worst pain, Without hatred, or love, Yet no way to explain Why my heart feels such pain! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROSETTE Française… ANEMONE

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. This anemone, one flower... showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. Like a rosette in French colours, LOL The red bowl-shaped petals that surround a large black/blue mass containing the anthers and the female reproductive organs, stamens. The flowers are insect-pollinated, and offer only pollen as food reward to visitors. Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! This anemone, one flower... showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The red bowl-shaped petals that surround a large black mass containing the anthers and the female reproductive organs, stamens. The flowers are insect-pollinated, and offer only pollen as food reward to visitors. Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Be happy and have a great w-e, thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR… ANEMONE

RAINING in my HEART, ANEMONE... The sun is out, the sky is blue There's not a cloud to spoil the view But it's raining, raining in my heart Buddy Holly - Raining In My Heart, Lyrics I love the 'heart' of Anemones. Here I discovered a few 'tears'. Anemone coronaria (poppy) anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UP AND COMING… Anemone, CINQUE-GRAPHY

some are up and some are coming-> blooms and buds. From the latest flower-hunt. My flower rear has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM SMALL TO TALL… Anemones

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgEOlwzgQIg&feature=BF&li... for music lovers: FLEUR ROUGE... A bouquet of Red Anemones, in formation … Glowing reds on bright green stems adorned with a collar of leaf. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STARLETS…DAFFODILS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty,joy and PROMISE. Narcissus is the Latin name or botanical name for daffodils, and daffodil is the common name for all members that fall under the genus Narcissus. A sneak preview of Spring, a whiff of fresh fragrance, a dash of crisp colour, it gives hope... 2 Daffodils. Again, Paul knows how much I love flowers and as there's not much going on in the garden, he often buys me flowers. I think he chooses them in the secret hope that I'm going to photograph them, hihi. And he's right, I DO. I enjoy taking them to the studio and trying out all kinds of lighting! Wishing you a brights day and thanx for your ongoing support, it means a lot, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE CHEERS… DAFFODILS

I'm in full communication with the flowers again, they talk... I listen, with my eyes. It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Tete-a-tete is one of the most popular dwarf daffodils. Standing at only 15cm (6in) high. Available in the shops from now on to brighten up a room and enthral us with a slight fragrance of Spring. Like Phoenixes, they stand, erect. Every year, the same bulbs, after their Winter-sleep, burst open and produce those lovely fresh flowers again and again, like a Phoenix... The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal. The Belgian Euro 10 silver coin, commemorating sixty years of peace, depicts the Phoenix as a representation of a new Europe, post 1945. The capital of Arizona was so named as it was built on the ruins of the Hohokam civilization that had existed on the site centuries before. Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, faves and likes. Very much appreciated, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING BRIGHTNESS…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. All yellow, gaffs and tulip. I noticed that the 'flower' year in the Northern Hemisphere, where I live, mostly starts with bulb flowers! Snowdrops, crocus, blue grape, daffodils, tulips, anemones, ranunculus and iris...etc Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A WHIFF of SPRING...

The lights and glittering bling all stored away again. The room sounded ‘empty’ and hollow. The days are mostly dreary, so, I need something uplifting. What better than bringing the brightness and fragrance of Spring flowers home? These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Hyacinths and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady, the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to ONLY live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURE SYNERGY… IRISES.

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Two Irises, whispering? More synergy. A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH! Two early Spring flowers. How can I resist them? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETITS SECRETS... IRIS and DAF

A mini Iris and mini Daffodil, whispering? More synergy. A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH! Two early Spring flowers. How can I resist them? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYNERGY?

One. A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH, primary colours! Two Spring flowers, the Blue (Dutch Iris) and Yellow pointed Tulip. How can I resist them? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAZZLE DAZZLE...

CELEBRATIONS ALL AROUND... HAPPY SPRING Found those Frazzled tulips, new to me those 'frayed edges, new varieties all the time? And then there was this dazzling Iris! I loved the combination, frazzle dazzle razzle razzmatazz... all those words kept swirling through my head while I was again experimenting for a good comp and lighting. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING SPRING SPRING…

Spring tricolore. I can smell SPRING in the studio! That delicate fragrance, so subtle and fresh! Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAPIS LAZULI… IRIS

Vibrant blue with signature yellow blotches on each petal, called Dutch Iris. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF BLOOMS and BUDS… Roses

There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises ñ innocence and purity From our Summer garden. Have a sweet day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO PEONISSIME… PEONIES

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF THE PEONY: With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. They come in more colours than I knew! These here a pure white. Such luscious blooms. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUD to BURST, TO BLOOM...

I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one small bud, the other bud tentatively unfurling and the bloom displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, which I so desperately need at the moment... I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower or object, most definitely people, seem to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FLOWERS of SOUTH-AFRICA...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME A pincushion Protea Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s. Together with the Springbok Antelope, the Protea had been treated as a sometimes controversial national symbol in South Africa, both during and after apartheid. I photographed this in the studio, playing with lights yet again, flags and cutters... I wanted it to look like fireworks. Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage

PLEASE VIEW on BLACK, click on the photo. From the garden, late Spring-early Summer.I love the ‘dramatic’ lighting, the depth that creates. The true despair of the painter, with the graceful flowers, whose colouring are nigh impossible for the painter to reproduce them. London Pride is a hybrid between Saxifraga umbrosa, native to the Spanish Pyrenees, and Saxifraga spathularis (which is the plant to which the name St Patrick's Cabbage more correctly belongs, coming from western Ireland). The hybrid has been known at least since the 17th century. Some images are extremely close to my heart, this is one of them. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PROFILE of a Chrysanthemum.

Heartfelt In this world, so many times I feel what people say is a joke too much sarcasm and a lack of sincerity. If all the words that escape our lips mean nothing How can we feel? How can we express? Excerpt of a poem By Meredith Roaten Copyright © Chrysanthemum Flower (Year Posted 2012) Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. However, this looks like a new variety, NEVER seen this before! Have a blooming time, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. Whispering Cyclamen. Dites-moi Pourquoi La vie est belle, Dies-moi Pourquoi La vie est gai, Dites-moi Pourquoi, Chère Mad'moiselle, Est-ce que Parce que Vous m'aimez? From South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FINESSE… Cyclamen

There is a whole new vocabulary being developed now, through trends, youth, social media and evolving technology. Finesse is one such new word and it means: To perfect or smooth things out, both visually and emotionally. Also when someone carries themselves with extreme elegance and style. The cyclamen commonly sold by florists is Cyclamen persicum, which is frost-tender. Selected cyclamen cultivars can have white, bright pink, red or purple flowers. While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F), with the night time temperatures preferably between 6.5 °C to 15 °C (44 °F to 59 °F). Temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) may induce the plant to go dormant. I tried a ‘different’ composition. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

L’HELICE… Cyclamen

A cyclamen flower looking like a propeller… LOL This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STAGE LIGHT... LYSIANTHUS and buds

CHIAROSCURO Ready for their close-up. I love the way the buds seem to reach out... Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower' Lysianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lysianthus

From pale buds to dusty pink blooms! Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with frills... They are great cut-flowers, with a vase life of two weeks. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A NEW YEAR, A NEW PROJECT…

During our festive ‘holidays’ we were doing what we love: photography! I am now working on a new project. A book of mono flowers. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. Monochrome images: all forms of black-and-white photography, which produce images containing tones of grey ranging from black to white. Other hues besides grey, such as sepia, cyan or brown can also be used in monochrome photography. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? The ‘evolution’ of Lysianthus. One neg. THANK YOU, M, (*_*) Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

BLOOMING IRIS…

The 'evolution, from bud to bloom'... Iris from the florist, not from the garden. It is always fascinating to see how they unfurl. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LUCKY SEVEN… TULIPS

No need to be ‘frazzled’? LOL Because: Seven is the most significant number across religions and cultures It also appears in some of the world's favourite fictional works Poll of 30,000 people reveals 7 is overwhelmingly our favourite number There are seven virtues: humility, chastity, kindness, patience, abstinence, diligence and liberality. There are seven days of the week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven notes on a musical scale, seven seas and seven continents. Snow White ran off to live with seven dwarves, there were seven brides for seven brothers, Shakespeare described the seven ages of man, Sinbad the Sailor had seven voyages. And when Ian Fleming was looking for a code for James Bond, he didn’t go for 006 or 008. Only 007 had the right ring. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAYED EGOS, in mono…

these white 'frayed' tulips were just beautiful, some of the rarest I've seen. they were like this when I bought them, not closed and a bit 'wild'? I knew they wouldn’t last very long, yet I still wanted them! One bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... Fighting for a prime place in the photo, it looks like! Playing in the studio with light and dof, all the time looking for new challenges and 'fresh' and creative images. I am now working on a new project. A book of mono flowers. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. You encounter,easily, frayed egos everywhere in life, often a lack of self-confidence? Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE BEAU MONSTRE… PARROT TULIP

I am now working on a new project. A book of flowers: THE MONOCHROMES. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. Nature at its freakiest best? Most unusual, these bi-coloured Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they ‘monstrous beauty or beautiful monster’ These white and green are the most exotic of the lot though! Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCULPTURAL… TULIP

In between things there is time for some of my favourite photography and playing with lights... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! I am now working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. A close-up of a candy-pink tulip of the smaller variety with enormous beauty. With its center petals it almost looked like a 'double’. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAZZLED??? MOI???... TULIP

A tulip, open and inviting. TULIP frazzled, frayed. Definition of frazzled: Past tense of the verb to frazzle. To wear away along the edges; fray. To exhaust physically or emotionally. A frayed or tattered condition. A condition of exhaustion... NOT ME! LOL Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the frayed variety, well they were frazzled in more than one way... as you can see, missing a few petals, a bit of mould starting in the center, made it only more interesting,just what I wanted! Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

THE EMBRACE… Tulips

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Tulips in an embrace, the leaves forming a heart, I spotted them amongst the rest in the bouquet... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what these tulips were clearly saying!!! "I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.c0m IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. A tender gesture… A grand pas de deux is effectively a suite of dances that share a common theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, following each other’s movements. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LOVE IS IN THE AIR... TULIPS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Valentine's day is getting closer... leaves are curling heart-shaped, more and more, flower-heads bending closer… I know it is mostly about commerce and some are a bit blasé about it, but it is a nice thought, although one day in the year is not enough, in my book, to pay 'special' attention to your partner. Here it is Valentine's day EVERY DAY, we give flowers when WE feel like it! LOL. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a loving day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOW DO I LOOK ??????? Tulip

Vanity… Do my make-up and hair look good? You sure this is my best side? I mean, you are the photographer, but still... can you guarantee you ALWAYS get it right? Ahem??? LOL I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Talk about a tulips with attitude!!! Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! BEST on BLACK. A flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. THE BOOK can be viewed and purchased now: https://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4656305615 Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWER FIREWORKS, THIRTEEN MILLION VIEWS

on Flickr, and almost 9 million here ! THANK YOU, unbelievable... hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed making! HI, my name is ANASTASIA and I am a MUM, well actually a CHRYSANTHEMUM, and yes I am lovely and big, though originally green… Chrysanthemum Anastasia, also a Spider Chrysanthemum I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MANDALA… ROSES…

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. For PEACE, always.. The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolising unity and harmony. The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolises cosmic and psychic order. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are ones made by Buddhists. These duo-toned roses are small and dainty and non-fragrant. Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANEMONISSIME… Anemones

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ANEMONE, IN MONO…

WINDFLOWER… best viewed on black. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie: THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ANEMONO…

Anemone in MONO According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MANY SHADES OF GRAY… RANUNCULUS

The different stages in the life of Ranunculus, from bud to bloom. always gorgeous! In all the tones for a proper black and white image. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a loving day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE LANTERN... RANUNCULUS

Sometimes one flower will go rogue... an individualist? Here is one, the stem bent, head down, like a little lampshade. LOL AAAHHH Ranunculus, multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

INNER LIGHT means OUTER BEAUTY… Ranunculus

this Ranunculus bloom had a ’special’ light, within, which made it rather special. Don’t you just love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, the petals so paper-thin and their stems are often extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRUE HEART… RANUNCULUS

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart. quote by Al Pacino VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN ANGEL FELL ON A CLOUD...

a peony bud nestled in the petals... VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

SWEET PEONY…

I've been working on this project, 'Flowers in the studio' for many a year. HMMM, 25 years! hope you enjoy them. It completely unfurled, I eternalised it (in the studio, in my usual way, playing with light...). Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. The peony, along with the prune blossom were two traditional floral symbols of China, where the famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies, the peonies in Luoyang are often said to be the finest in the country, . Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are also annually held there. The Japanese name for the peony "Ebisugusuri" means "medicine from China". Peonies have long been venerated in their native China and Japan. The peony was formerly regarded as both ornamental and medicinal, but is now mostly grown as an ornamental plant for the very large, showy single, double red, pink or white, often scented flowers. The peony is the State flower of Indiana. They are amongst my top ten favourite flowers, if there is such a thing! I love them in the garden, and in the house, such a blousy opulent display, an explosion of colour, they fragrance a whole room. Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEONISSIME… White Peonies in mono

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise,O a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death." Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of image, music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." ó Pearl S. Buck Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…

With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY… Rose

https://youtu.be/qc8aHX5EWOc Thank you Peter Sarstedt A crying Rose. The best roses come from my own garden, more fragrant and more opulent they are. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! A flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? My latest project, THE MONOCHROMES, THE BOOK can be viewed and purchased now: https://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4656305615 Already working on the second one. I wish you a day filled with peace in your heart! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MESSAGE of BEAUTY… ROSES

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. I know grief... Old enemies we are... I lost my grand-parents... I lost my parents... I lost my only sister... I lost a son... I lost my best friend... yes... I lost many... too many... But HOPE? NEVER... Beauty helps me through a lot, so here is my gift to you. Two bi-toned Roses, from my Summer garden, called Fire and Ice. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS… CYCLAMEN

Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you can wink. quote by Earl Long The cyclamen commonly sold by florists is Cyclamen persicum, which is frost-tender. Selected cyclamen cultivars can have white, bright pink, red or purple flowers. While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F), with the night time temperatures preferably between 6.5 °C to 15 °C (44 °F to 59 °F). Temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) may induce the plant to go dormant. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILK WHITE CYCLAMEN…

This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tonalities, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GYMNOPEDIE… Cyclamen

https://youtu.be/S-Xm7s9eGxU The word was in a musical dictionary Eric Satie had at home, and the given definition was “An event at a greek festival wherein maidens danced in the nude.” Most of my images are made under the influence… of music! I am now working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. SILK WHITE CYCLAMENS This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CREATE YOUR DREAMS... Alstroemeria

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." That is the 'original' quote, that goes for the flowers I photographed here, Alstroemeria... sadly, it did not mention who's words they were. It reminds me of ZORBA, By Nikos Kazantzakis, one of my favourite literary works, talk about overlapping expression!!! Because it was so fitting to my own emotions, I made it into this now: "I photograph for laughter, I photograph for tears, I photograph for madness, I photograph for fears, I photograph for hopes, I photograph for screams, I am the photographer, I create the dreams..." VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS…

Narcissus possibly derived from ??? (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the waters and fell in love with it, not realising it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died ... These here, nice double plump trumpets, are a fragrant variety. I (maybe wrongly) make a distinction, based on that fact, between Daffodils and Narcissus... After a Winter-sleep... they are back (in the shops)! Narcissus: The term narcissus refers to a genus of bulbs that includes hundreds of species and literally tens of thousands of cultivars! The Narcissus genus includes daffodils, jonquils, and paperwhites, among many others, so when in doubt, this is the term to use. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

WE RISE AGAIN…Lilies

Phoenix Lilies rising from the ashes? We have to always move on, deal with grief… but always move on, hoping for better, less evil, with optimism in our heart. I am now working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. The white trumpet-lilies seemed to yearn for ... THE LIGHT? I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in this close up of this bouquet. Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY NAME IS LILY…

Lilium longiflorum. And I have a demanding presence! Also a most pleasant fragrance. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES

The perfect music for a SUMMER DAY… https://youtu.be/xRyH9aOucUQ Chris Hinze. The Oriental Lily opens a 6 petal bloom that can spread up to 20cm in diameter. The height of the Oriental Lily can range between 3 to 5 feet. Oriental Lilies tend to flower mid-season (July/August). They are a long lasting and highly scented variety. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCULPTURAL LIBERTY… CALLA

Frederic Chopin: "Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." This statuesque proud flower did not need anything else... The pure black and white brings out the structure and shape, no? Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! For my new book/project called THE MONOCHROMES. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, related Blogs: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RASTERED… Callas

My imagination running wild again...I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... YESSS!!!! That was it... My imagination running wild again... lol. More experiments with lights and shapes Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic. More experiments with lights and shapes VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN LACE ADORNS AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. This bloom of Hydrangea turned into lace... skeletal... beautiful and delicate. I gently brought it in. The flower spoke to me of essence, the spine; I thought of an Autumn bride, all things romantic. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ My youngest son, he was born on the 14th of February. He hates to be photographed. Got him in for some proper portraits. After the session he relaxed, we laughed and joked, the conversation turned to romanticism and falling in love, he showed us his boxer shorts to 'prove' he was a TRUE Valentine. I caught the moment, knowing how shy he is. A HAPPY BIRTHDAY Son. Again,I will not see him either today... Difficult! Love is quite an abstract concept, much easier to experience than to explain. You can compare love to the truth, for you must love to find the truth, but most will find love on more instinct levels. About the photo, well you know by now that I like a bit different, ‘beyond the obvious’, so here’s another approach to the theme Valentine! I had one shot left on my my film, too many times this happened to me... Developed and printed in the wet darkroom, I hand-coloured the hearts in on this black and white photo. Nothing digital about this! Happy Valentine’s day. Have a romantic day and thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGDA INDIGO (*_*)

A lighting exercise in the studio. This is a scan of a b/w Polaroid which gives you not just the instant image but also a 4x5 negative. This image is part of an ongoing photo book project on ‘soul mirrors.’ Like most people I don’t like to be photographed, why do you think I am 'behind' the camera? hihi. I feel that very few images 'capture' the real ‘ME’. That is why I so respect it when people say NO. That is why I understand their ‘fear’ and I’m able to put them at ease. I always prefer natural light, but studio light has its advantages, anytime, anywhere… This was taken late at night, I had already tried quite a few different set-ups, wanted something different, this IS the one. Camera used: Horseman Techn Cam 4x5 Lens used: Rodenstock 180 Film used: Polaroid 55 pro neg. 4x5 The frame is natural, from the torn-off Polaroid paper, not some gimmicky effect. M, (*_*)

MAGDA INDIGO...IN CAMERA!

I love the challenge, the buzz of 'complicated'... and beyond the obvious. Bring out the mirrors, the Pneu-Air shutter cable release... prepare for running and mutter the odd swear word... LOL! Here I set up the Hasselblad on a tripod, my Nikon F4 with polaroid back!(I resisted digital for a long time, till I was satisfied with the quality) On another, looking into the mat glass of the Blad, you still with me? It wasn't until the film was developed that I realised my feet were in... now I could have 'cropped', but I preferred it like this, an added touch in my view, and anchored the image, serendipity he? thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

MAGDA INDIGO… FEELING GOOD.

https://youtu.be/D5Y11hwjMNs?list=RDPSe1Takt5FU by Nina Simone Feel good in my skin… That was another successful lighting exercise. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EYE TO EYE…

On the first day of the year, we decided to have a portrait session in the studio. It was some time ago since we took ‘proper' photo’s of each other. What better way to start the New Year? LOL Paul, my husband, yes still crazy after all these years, we see eye to eye on most topics. In photography we each have our own style and vision. We respect that, share a fine sense of humour which made this such a pleasurable experience. Transferred this into black and white, love grainy low res, used to be very much my ‘thang’, in the days of film! Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PHOTOGRAPHER... Paul

FUN in THE STUDIO… It is always best, during a studio session no matter how hot or stressful it is, to maintain a sense of humour amongst the more serious portraits. This was such a moment; where Paul made a gesture that makes us laugh whenever we see someone do this… I love his eyes, they can look naughty just like this! LOL With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

RIEN NE VA PLUS…

An AMERICAN TUNE… Paul Simon. https://youtu.be/nQbU-irVNFY Many's the time I've been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and often felt forsaken And certainly misused But I'm all right, I'm all right I'm just weary to my bones Still, you don't expect to be Bright and bon vivant So far away from home, so far away from home And I don't know a soul who's not been battered I don't have a friend who feels at ease I don't know a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its knees But it's all right, it's all right We've lived so well so long Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on I wonder what went wrong I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong And I dreamed I was dying And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly And looking back down at me Smiled reassuringly And I dreamed I was flying And high up above my eyes could clearly see The Statue of Liberty Sailing away to sea And I dreamed I was flying We come on the ship they call the Mayflower We come on the ship that sailed the moon We come in the age's most uncertain hour and sing an American tune But it's all right, it's all right You can't be forever blessed Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day And I'm trying to get some rest That's all I'm trying to get some rest Written by Paul Simon • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group And the world is singing the same tune! Image from a casino shoot we did in Belgium. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANCE, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE with ME...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For the 'Romantic' season... This is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in your studio (he was for 6 years a solo dancer with the world renowned Maurice Bejart ballet of the 20th Century Co, she has her own school), who are up for a challenge and something different... Again... FUSION... I salute them as disciplined, dedicated and kind people and also as athletes, who shared my vision that day! Hasselblad. Lens:Carl Zeiss 80mm. Two softboxes. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL ABOUT LOVE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ This is my long time friend,Yvan and his lovely partner. I finally was able to convince her to join him in front of the camera, that pleased him, he grabbed her hand, held it over his heart and said something naughty and private... He is an extremely romantic man, the ladies like him and he's always charming to the ladies, but this is his true love, they are a wonderful couple. A man with many hats, loads of happy and sad stories, a wealth of interesting philosophies, tons of talents, a fantastic sense of humour, an enormous joie de vivre, superb art de vivre, great integrity and above all a very big heart in the right place. I salute him. From the series: Ex-and impressions. A fantastic exercise in lighting portraits correctly, and fill them with emotion! Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! May you have friendship like I do, Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THAT'S AMORE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. They had a kiss. An intimate moment, an expression of amorousness, a caress or touch with the lips. They got lost in their own new world, forgot we were there, just for a moment... The lights were in place, it was back to the real business. This was one of the 'unofficial' photographs, I showed them, yes, they thought they were fun, but also a bit embarrassing, however, this was not what they 'wanted', people often have a predilection when they come to a photo studio! It is EXTREMELY important to listen VERY carefully to your clients. They had come for a portrait, celebrating their engagement, that's what they went home with. I did take those images for myself anyway. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PARAPLUIE ROUGE…

To love and protect? I find this a very symbolic image, he holds the umbrella, PROTECT,(even though it was a sunny day) she SUPPORTS him in the back with a loving gesture, there's lightness and darkness and brightness, there's rough patches and soft patches, overall it has a happy atmosphere. A beginning for these beautiful young people on the road of life... You know I love red in a photo! Hihi. Have a bright day and thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!) VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOME RED ACCENTS…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME I love red ‘accents when I dress in blue to black, it can be shoes, a scarf, an umbrella or back-pack… LOL a RED period! Paul took the shot, but it was my idea—> so, my shot! An English Summer’s day... Under a red umbrella, a fabulous and practical 'prop'! TAKEN in Scarborough. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNDER GRANDMA'S HAT...

An impromptu candid portrait, I'd left my stuff on the table and boy, did he grab the occasion! LOL With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DIAMONDS…

Another impromptu portrait taken at a wedding. Her eyes were shining as bright and as beautiful as those she was wearing in her jewellery. I keep seeing that beauty is really kindness and goodness shining through. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET DREAMS LITTLE ONE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. EMOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY! It had been a long and exciting day, she was wearing her new gown... of course! She was ready for bed, said good-night and cuddled up to her dad (also in his new dressing-gown)... in no time they were BOTH asleep! His strong hand preventing her from falling, her hand clinging her comfort toy... neither of them moved... Emotion, an IMPORTANT, all too often forgotten,ingredient in photography, more IMPORTANT than technical prowess, a photo without emotion is ... just a 'picture'? lol, Thank you for your time! M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALICE in WONDERLAND with a dwarf-RABBIT

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. ... just joy. Another 'candid'. She was just thrilled to show me her new pet dwarf-rabbit. I'll repeat it again, personally, emotion is (often) the most important in an image, not the technical side (up to a point)! Blog about the portrait HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/03/importance-of-portrait-i... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLOWING with PREGNANT JOY…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Obviously taken in the studio, this extremely happy young woman just exuded joy. I set the lighting so that the emphasis was on her belly, to make it glow, Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAN’T WAIT…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. The many aspects of love. EMOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY! M is for the miracle of being. O is for its origin in love. T is for the tenderness of seeing. H is for a home no wind can move. E is for the ecstasy of living. R is for the recklessness of giving. As one myself, I know what it means, all the love and the heartache, the joys and the tears, the happiness and sadness, the life long commitment, the eternal lifeline no matter what! It's not easy being a good parent, no schools except the school of life, you often only know you didn't do it quite right when it is too late! It's 10 times harder to correct! But, when you do get it right, the feeling is magic, you're proud. It's a prowess! Most people will know or be able to imagine that towards the end of those 9 long months the tension and anticipation is rising, the baby can't come soon enough now. She had chosen not to know the sex of the baby but was now getting curious to know, boy or girl? I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA DAME AU CHAPEAU VERT...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The fun after a shoot, finished with the serious stuff… one way of unwinding. Often change, the lights are still up in position, cooling down, but the adrenaline is still pumping... so you have a look what props are there for you to play with... Although 'mature' I have always been able to keep the child in a corner of my heart!LOL. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHY...

Shy: this adjective means: not forward but marked by a retiring nature, reticence, or a reserve of manner. One who is shy draws back from others, either because of a withdrawn nature or out of timidity. Something I had to fight my entire life, a lot of people are shy, especially photographers, there is a REASON WHY we are BEHIND the camera, haha? People don't know it! I am the one who has to put them 'at ease'! LOL! I have become an adept in 'concealing' it, however, it is a daily internal barrier I have to cross each time I have to go out or have to go in somewhere (especially the first time) or meet someone new, once that is done... Iím fine. I uploaded this on another site and a photographer/friend of mine wrote: ...shy? OK! Shyness is mostly attractive to others; but a pain inside. Have a wonderful day,a great w-e and thanx for your precious time, Magda (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF HAT AND TAIL...

Another exercise in lighting, always on the quest of the new and more daring, different, creative, innovative... Learning all the time... still... Painting and accentuating with light = PHOTOGRAPHY! What do you do if you don’t have a model, oohh yes, you do it all yourself! I dressed up, did my hair in this lovely tail/plait. Set up the lights and camera..., mirror, cable-release under foot ready.. After many a try… you get one!!!! It is not just through our faces that we are defined; we have many attributes that give us our identity. Photographers LOVE their hats? LOL MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ASPECTS of WOMAN...

I know who I am, Paul knows who I am, my sons, family and friends know who I am! Many people do not know who I am, all they see is different facets of the real me. One piece of the puzzle… This is the playful aspect, only one particular ‘look’, another way in which I can be viewed by the mind. The angle here of each ‘facet’ is carefully considered, as the aim is to maximise the effect of the theatrical property. Many actors relied on props and other means of support when they were being photographed. Obviously I gathered a fair number of props over the years, so, on that day: mission over, some 'Space' left in the camera, a few more 'creative' ideas, lights still on, put on a wig a pair of outrageous shades and this is the result… The one thing that is the REAL me is the small silver camera, given to me by my best friend years ago, and that I always wear. Anybody who’s ever met me, they see this jewel, they know it’s me. Just some fun… and a different 'take' on a photographer's self-portrait, who is very serious about her work but doesn't take herself too seriously, a sense of humour helps you through everything and give you the 'good' wrinkles! LOL. I wish you all a very good time, comments,likes,faves are very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PHANTASMAGORIA…

BEST ON BLACK BG! strange dreamlike light-play in the studio, tabi socks, Japanese style... Always, time permitting trying out different lightings in the studio and then use the new knowledge on different subjects. You always have a model: yourself!. LOLOLOL, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. The flowers are already fading and loosing some petals, the chocolates been gobbled up, the Champagne savoured, all that remains is the LOVE. I mostly wear Japanese tabi socks when I'm home, they are extremely comfortable and as I hate ANY slippers, they are much better than running around in stockings or socks. I love barefoot too... I wish you all a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LIFE...

A LIFE. MY LIFE. Photographs are so important, they not only tell a story, they are the positive keepers of our reality. Top left: baby (Belgium) Next: toddler (Belgium) Top right: little girl (Belgium) Under that: tomboy (Belgium) Bottom right: teenager (Belgium) Next: young woman/mother (Holland) Bottom left: woman/mother (South of France) Above: lady photographer (Belgium) Center: TODAY, mature... (England) I tried to make this into a spiral of life... NOT neatly ordered, but pell-mell, with highs and lows, black & white and colour. One of my sayings is, and it always makes Paul laugh, life is like a restaurant, you make choices, if possible... you never know what you're going to get served, can be fingerlicking yummy or painful yuck, well, maybe just as well, it keeps the surprises fresh, hihi. I see something else in it: the evolution of photography! I wish you all a super day, thanx for visiting and all kind words, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FUN in DUBLIN…

A fun shot in the center of Dublin. Temple Bar is a colourful quarter in the heart of Dublin City which, almost accidentally it could be said, over the years developed a bohemian 'Left Bank' character. It is a shopping, dining, entertaining and exploring feast for the senses. On a typical Irish morning, Temple Bar wakes up to the smell of steaming espresso, the clatter of kegs of Guinness rolling off delivery trucks, and rainwater running between the cobblestones and setts down to the Liffey( the river that runs through Dublin). I'M SO SORRY FOR NOT JUMPING, BUT I WAS WEARING A LONG, TIGHT PENCIL-SKIRT... Paul and I have this agreement, that the 'REAL' photographer is the one who has the original idea. So, when I saw 'the Wall of Fame', Paul had already taken many shots of it, but this was how I saw it, I explained it to Paul and he took it, that makes it my photo... although we have a different 'eye' and artistic temperament and view, we avoid taking the 'same shots' as much as possible. Wishing you all a great day and thanx for your comments every day, Magda, (*_*) FROM the new set, MY PORTRAITS, NATURAL OR NOT! www.flickr.com/photos/9550033@N04/sets/72157602785147721/

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY…

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Now you all know that I am a passionate photographer. One of the reasons why I love it is that it can be so versatile, it is NOT just working in a studio, it opens all kinds of experiences, because of my job, I had a (rare) insight into many different and more unusual lives. Examples include: the inside world of BBC, both radio and TV and its people there, the introverts and the extroverts, I'll let you figure out who's who...… Universities, the professors and their advanced research and researchers… I experienced the tensions and vigilance on the bridge of a huge Ferry in one of the busiest sea-lanes in the world, the captain, his crew and their advanced technology... and another on the Irish Sea A small shrimp trawler, the hardship of fishing during the night, managed by a skipper and his mate… A veterinary surgeon performing complicated operations… Ballet dancers in their studios, showing us the tough regime and performing their art… A brief glimpse into the interesting world of travellers… The behind the scenes of a casino, where you really get the sense of drama that goes on there often, it’s a place of ‘mysterious mood’ to me… Several times travelled through Europe, in a truck, a world within our world… a world people do not know much about, day and night, monotonous drives on looooong stretches of road, and the people that transport EVERYTHING we have in our homes. As a woman, to visit and get the tour of a mosque, being shown and everything… A lady at her home, mother and wife, waiting for a ‘better’ day, so that I could take portraits of her, with her boys, her husband… because she was terminally ill with cancer… The world of horse-breeders, farmers, bikers, fish-smokers, painters, glass-artist, sculptors, singers, actors, business entrepreneurs, politicians, president and so many more... I photographed the weddings, new-borns, the deceased, the young, the’ in love’, the sad and lonely, the happy, the old, been in the presence of world-famous people… people are people to me… I enjoyed it… Yes, I enjoy it, in case you had not received that message yet, lol! There is very little, if anything, we cannot do! I want to thank the men who help us achieve and give us the opportunities to work alongside. www.flickr.com/photos/9550033@N04/5502358791/ Get Real! Wise Women Speak...official trailer (for once I was in front of the camera not behind it; a self portrait was used as a still in the film). This film fits right in! Please promote it, send it to your friends! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE OR LINK ANY OF MY images or TEXT to websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LONDON...

'Shocked and saddened' by the attack in London... M

HOME AGAIN...

Had a beautiful week, with beautiful people, the images will speak for themselves in the coming weeks! Replenished and recharged with all things good! Hope you are all well and also had a good week? This was the moment we embarked last night, the 2hr crossing from Dunkirk to Dover, and after that, our 7hr drive home, through the night! LOL Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE QUARRIES of OROSEI...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME At last we get to the 'heart' of the matter? There is some activity and a dusty place to leave the car. I climb up for a better view. The massive machines look like mini toys! THIS IS a closer take, you can see what I mean! The marble quarry in Orosei, Sardinia. The sheer scale of the quarry is breath taking. This 50,000 m2 site produces 60,000 tons per year of the finest beige marble in Italy. Workers use diamond wire saws to make the vertical cuts in the marble blocks and chain cutters are used for horizontal cuts. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVE IN WHITBY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. ....But I can weather the storm! What do I care how much it may storm? For I've got my love to keep me warm.... excerpt from the song: I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM (words and music by Irving Berlin) youtu.be/kWF4VmAuUsg It was misty and cold... they looked so snug and content... Read More Here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME We were in Sardinia... yep it was a week of LA DOLCE VITA, lots of sun and sea and photography. Aaahh euuhhh also some good food! The sky does not have to be dramatic, I am happy to starer into the blue, LOL Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE... The cold is visible in the tonalities! Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mold to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OMINOUS SKIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME Above Yorkshire Dales. In the Autumn, you have the most beautiful, dramatic skies here. Again to just stand and stare! Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY BELOVED FLANDERS...

MY BELOVED FLANDERS... on our way back from Brugge, the capital of the province of West-Flanders, driving towards the nearby coast, the sun just tried to peep through the heavy gray clouds. It immediately brightened things up and that was when I saw the silhouetted pollard willows, skeletal without the Summer dress, so very iconic for my beloved Flanders. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A blustery first day of Spring n Flanders

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME A blustery first day of Spring n Flanders. Once more, one of our favourite pass-times, to meander through 'le plat pays', the area behind the sea and dunes called the 'polders'. Endless views, broken up by beautiful, often old trees. When you see a row it usually means there is either a road or some water, a canal... a group of lined, 'organised' trees around a farm, protecting it. Along a road, you sometimes see there must have been a 'seam' of the same trees, but most of them have 'fallen' over the years and every so often one giant is still standing strong! You can almost follow the winding road by the trees. The wind was sweeping coldly across the winter-barren land, stopped only briefly by some trees or farms, to continue its rage over grass and clay. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved tree, road, Flanders, Belgium, landscape, colour, vertical, Nikon D7200, magda indigo

THE LONG GOOD-BYE…

DAY 8 I stand once more in this landscape, so familiar to me, the Summer-spent earth, a row of quirky trees, a sharp church spire, the endless view over the flat land, the smell of the sea already in the air. I say good-bye, au-revoir. Time to go home, it was good to be back. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HARVEST…

DAY 8 the harvested land now lies , almost shimmering and in silent waves, basking in the late Summer midday sun. Soaking up the warmth, storing it for Winter and the next plants. The grain stubbles are alternating with the earth in pleasing patterns, so pleasing to my eye. Flanders, my beloved Flanders. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE RUSTLING REED…

DAY 8 O! 'T rustling of the slender reed! I understood still your sad song! when the wind over run and bowing your blades stirs, thou cast, humbly bowing, down, stands up and bows humbly again, and sings all bend 's sad song, that I love, O slender reed! This poem comes to mind, by the great poet Guido Gezelle. O! 't ruisen van het ranke riet! o wist ik toch uw droevig lied! wanneer de wind voorbij u voert en buigend uwe halmen roert, gij buigt, ootmoedig nijgend, neer, staat op en buigt ootmoedig weer, en zingt al buigen 't droevig lied, dat ik beminne, o ranke riet! We drive through narrow roads amongst fields where small canals often seam off the fields, the land is flat, the water important. Waving reeds all along, so much a part of the Flemish scenery. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON BLUE WATER… NENUPHAR

The little winding road takes us to the Ostend-Brugge Canal, this canal flows partially in the historical bed of the Ieperlee . In the period 1618 - 1623 this old sea-gully was deepened and from Plassendale connected to the sea. From then on you could sail from Ostend via Brugge, to the interior of Ghent. The blue sky colours the water blue, and right next to a bridge over the canal, a patch of Nénuphars. Water lilies, specifically the European white water lily (Nymphaea alba). From Medieval Latin nenuphar, from Arabic nīnūfar. Monet would have put up his easel there, me… I lifted my camera to my eye. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

La Côte Fleurie...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME TO STAND AMIDST A FIELD OF FLOWERS. We leave an already overcrowded Honfleur behind. The sky is blue, the sun is out, it looks like a glorious day. I remember from over 30 years ago that there was a small area called La Côte Fleurie, just up the Coast, South of the mouth of the Seine. Up winds the narrow road, we squeal with joy, we found it, well, blink and you miss it… a strip of field filled with flowers. Surrounded by a natural hedge of brambles and ‘wild’ roses. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHERRY TREE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME It was a glorious day, the sun was out with some clouds in the sky. That is always good as it means that on the hills of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors you will have those moving light-patches, plus that it won't be hazy, so when you're higher up you'll see the hills roll on and on. We drove up to Malham, a very interesting place... This was on our way back, we had driven, walked and photographed for hours in a barren and arid landscape, on the Moors, the sun had already dropped behind the higher ridges, this was Upper Wharfedale, I was on the right side, driving home, the river Wharfe below and then the bank on the left going up again, when I spotted this, first it was the luscious green waves that caught my eye, then, I saw the cherry tree. I needed the tripod, AND the 300mm, so there's a lot of a wonderful compression, all in all a great moment for me, an image I'd been after for a long time. Have a lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CE PLAT PAYS… FLANDERS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This image depicts the essence of my motherland. My Flanders just had to be the first in the new theme. Flanders' natural beauty is best found in the polders of the Flemish lowlands. An atmosphere of peace and tranquillity pervades. The River is de IJzer (l'Isere), starts in The North of France and throws itself into the North Sea in Newport on the Belgian coast. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CANALS of FLANDERS, AROUND DAMME...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME A few miles from Brugge, you have the small town of Damme. In the Middle-Ages, this used to be the harbour of Brugge, one of the wealthiest cities in the North. Due to silt the North Sea is now about 25 miles out, but Damme retained it's reputation for good food and beer, wonderful old buildings full of the history of revolutionary Flanders. Centuries later Napoleon saw the importance of the area and ordered a system of canals to be built. Today, whichever road you come from, if you want to get to Damme, you'll drive along those beautiful treelined canals. I walked across one of the bridges, a major junction, in Oostkerke, of those magnificent, unique tree lined canals. Behind me were syphons and sluices. A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer’s paradise! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PASTORALE...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Past Damme near Brugge, in this unique setting where the tree-lined canals go on and on, unhurried grazing sheep... in the gentle rain. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLANDERS VILLAGE…

DAY 8 We leave Brugge, there is still plenty of time as we only take the ferry home this evening. It is always good to drive through West Flanders, through the Polders,through the fertile flat land behind the dunes. Dotted with small villages, the church in the middle and surrounded with houses. Like a cluster. This village is Meetkerke, at four kilometers from the city of Bruges, towards the coast. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A NEW DAWN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY. FEBRUARY, a whole month of love. The bells have rung, the echoes sound The day is gone Ay, Marieke, Marieke In Flanders field the echoes sound The day is gone (excerpt fom 'Ay Marieke' by Jacques Brel) This flat, windswept land, so fertile, so mutilated in the past. The stretch behind the dunes is still, like in the Middle Ages dotted with those 'round' villages. Church and graveyard in the centre, houses around in a circle, the road, often still cobblestones, meandering through it. Flanders... where I was born... It was a soft windstill morning, a beautiful silence caressed my ears, the layered fog effacing whole sections of the land from my eyes, trailing capriciously in the sigh of the sunrise, becoming less denser in the upcoming light… I left the bottom in because that's how it was, grey and darker and lighter again. Thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ During the festive days, I think of friends and family... on the Continent, mostly in Flanders... The bells have rung, the echoes sound The day is gone Ay, Marieke, Marieke In Flanders field the echoes sound The day is gone (excerpt fom 'Ay Marieke' by Jacques Brel) This flat, windswept land, so fertile, so mutilated in the past. The stretch behind the dunes is still, like in the Middle Ages dotted with those 'round' villages. Church and graveyard in the center, houses around in a circle, the road, often still cobblestones, meandering through it. Flanders... where I was born... It was a soft windstill evening, a beautiful silence caressed my ears, the layered fog effacing whole sections of the land from my eyes, trailing capriciously in the sigh of the sunset... I left the bottom in because that's how it was, grey and darker and lighter again. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILENT NIGHT… OROSEI

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Silence falls over Orosei, Sardinia, at last around 11 at night it gets a bit cooler. We sit on the terrace, going over our day again and plans for tomorrow. This view makes me think of Christmas, of all things... aahhh well, silent night, only the song of crickets… good night... I love night- photography, but then... I am a night-person! LOL Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS…

This is above Dowry Reservoir, on Saddleworth Moor. Saddleworth Moor is in the South Pennines in North West England. We drove though this majestic, barren landscape one Sunday, the clouds were again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. It was a good harvest; we came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LONELY @ THE TOP…

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. A sultry and hot Summer's day, light quite flat. The lone tree on the top of the ridge of the hill did not look particularly big or strong, it wasn’t even leaning, no winds had bent it although this was quite near the coast of the North Sea, but no, still standing straight! I often feel like that tree... Have a lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON SADDLEWORTH MOOR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Pennine Way. Saddleworth, on the northern English Pennine hill-range, in the area of Oldham near Manchester and Huddersfield/ Halifax in Yorkshire. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. Dowry Reservoir, on Saddleworth Moor. We drove though this majestic, barren landscape one Sunday, the clouds were again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. It was a good harvest; we came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEAL COATES TIN MINE… CORNWALL

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME We drove the 8 hours through the night all the way to this beautiful part of Britain, Cornwall. On the North Coast you have the Atlantic which is rough and stunning, full of history, coves and caves, piracy, smuggling, adventure and mystery… The weather was warm, well this is the ‘English Riviera’, a bit hazy, the birds were out and the land dotted with all kinds of colours due to all the blossoms and flowers, more summer than here up North where we live. Without sleep, we explored the area immediately, the adrenaline and excitement kept us awake and alert! This view was a glorious reward. St Agnes has an extremely rich mining history due to the high quality tin found in the area. The mining trail begins at the famous Wheal Coates tin mine on the cliffs near Chapel Porth and that mine goes all the way down to the sea and at high tide you can hear the waves crashing against the rocks through a grate on the floor of the ruin. This mine shaft is accessible through a large cave at the far end of Chapel Porth beach at low tide. Legend has it that Wheal Coates is haunted by the ghosts of the miners that have tragically lost their lives whilst working in its depths... Most of the mining activity was along the coast. Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICONIC CAPE TOWN ...

ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This is a view taken from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour and South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development is a renewal project that incorporates much of the historic harbour infrastructure. Table Mountain has its own cloud cover (the Tablecloth), forming rapidly when the wind is in the southeast and is mainly responsible for the lush plateau vegetation. Albeit marvellous, the truth is less fantastical. Table Mountain’s ‘tablecloth’ is nothing more than an orographic cloud formation (clouds that develop in response to the forced lifting of air by the earth’s topography). As a south-easterly wind blowing up the mountain slopes meets colder air at higher altitude, condensation takes place and a thick mist soon coats the top-most regions of the mountain. As the cloud cover pours over the side of the mountain, the process is reversed. Clouds encounter warmer air layers lower down, where the moisture evaporates, making the clouds disappear. Despite its undeniable beauty, the tablecloth can be dangerous to unwary hikers. The cloud often descends rapidly, obscuring visibility and posing a threat to hikers unfamiliar with the mountain. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOOD MORNING OSTEND...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Excerpt nr 16 from ‘A special night’, a story that I wrote about a night that Paul and I did a reportage on SHRIMPING. As we passed the two pier heads, a greeting was shouted over the radio. Alongside the main pier, a line of waiting sailing boats. Full of well rested people, looking forward to a day at sea, the guests waving, the crew sorting out ropes and sails. Looking behind us, I saw the perfect wake. Soon we were where we had started. Danny and Sylvain helped us up the quay with all our gear. Their boat ship shape, ready for the next evening, their catch neatly stacked for the auction. We thanked them and said good-bye. Sylvain adjusted a few last details, happily chewing his small cigar. Danny climbed back up and awkwardly put two plastic bags next to us. Shrugging his shoulders, he indicated this was for us. I saw the shiny prawns, the other bag filled with Dover sole! I immediately offered to pay, but he wouldn't hear of it. This was our share! Amazingly I saw Paul changing back to normal as soon as he set foot on Terra ferma. Me, I was swaying, my legs trembling. I had the sea in my legs! The earth was moving, I felt drunk after this cocktail of excitement, beauty, adventure and no sleep. As we drove off, we looked back, it was 7.20. The sea was getting ready for its next set of visitors, it seemed. The town was also waking up and preening itself in the sunshine, the council cleaners spraying and cleaning the streets. Shopkeepers putting their wares out, looking hopefully at the clement skies. I stopped the car at a baker; the smell of fresh bread tickled my nostrils and teased my now very hungry stomach. I ordered fresh rolls and when I picked up the bag, it was warm. We rushed home. Changed and refreshed we sipped our breakfast coffee. It tasted better than ever. We had so much to talk about, all these deep emotions that we had experienced. Around 9 o'clock, we decided to try and get some sleep. Of course we were overtired, so we had the giggles about silly things, gently laughing ourselves to sleep. My last memory is whispering to Paul, that I would never complain about the price of shrimps and fish again, having experienced first hand, and in summer, what a tough job these people have. I tried to imagine what it must be like in the cold and during the winter storms and bzzzzzzzz... So, that's it, hope you've enjoyed it. http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimping.html A story in THREE parts Thank you for your reactions, have a great day, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HONFLEUR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME LE-VIEUX-BASSIN-Quay St Etienne The port, le Vieux Bassin is bordered on three sides by buildings of two distinct styles; large stone houses on the South side (Quai Saint-Etienne) and high and narrow wooden houses to the North (Quai Sainte Catherine). Both are named after the churches that stand on their grounds. Here you see the EGLISE St ETIENNE, dating from the 14th century, making it the oldest church in the town. THANX, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME REFLECTIONS of the Quai St Etienne in le Vieux Bassin, Honfleur The light was fabulous, it is renowned for it, painters, photographers LOVE it, it started off the Impressionist movement. You see the reflection of the stone houses typical for that side of the dock, the spire is of the Eglise St Etienne, the oldest church, now a maritime museum. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE MONT St MICHEL...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Perched on a 264 feet high rock formation sits Mont St. Michel. During the seasons' highest tides the abbey is surrounded by water. During low tide the flats provide food for the world's only herd of salt water plant eating sheep (Les agneaux des prés salés), the meat tastes salty. Mont St. Michel's tides can rush in at incredible speeds.The tides in the area shift quickly, and has been described by Victor Hugo as ‡ la vitesse d'un cheval au galop, "as swiftly as a galloping horse." The tide actually comes in at 1 meter per second. Popularly nicknamed "St. Michael in Peril of the Sea" by medieval pilgrims making their way across the tidal flats, the mount can still pose dangers for visitors who avoid the causeway and attempt the hazardous walk across the sands from the neighbouring coast. The dangers from the tides and quick sands continue to claim lives. Mont Saint Michel is a small rocky island about 1 km from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River in Normandy. The mount is best known for the medieval Benedictine Abbey and steepled church that occupies most of the 1km-diameter clump of rocks jutting out of the waters of the English Channel. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH

The Grand Hotel in Scarborough is an astonishing building overlooking the harbour and South Bay. I photographed it with these beautiful reflections on the beach, just after the place is undergoing a 7 million pound refurbishment. Originally constructed in 1863, it was one of Europe's first purpose-built hotels, with a design based on time; 4 towers - the 4 seasons, 12 floors - the months, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days of the year! It is a beautiful example of grand Victorian architecture and totally dominates its surroundings. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a grand day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF SPACE AND REFLECTIVE LIGHT…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME I love wide expanses, gives one space to breathe… Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCAPE from Filey…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME The beautiful and dramatic skies of Yorkshire. The North Sea. The Heritage Coast... Again to just stand and stare! All the best, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FILEY BAY WATERS…

Sometimes you encounter this weather phenomenon, that the sky goes dark and the whites so blindingly stark. super contract, beautiful Filey is a wholly unique, quiet and quite beautiful, small seaside town on the picturesque North Yorkshire coast. Between Bridlington and Scarborough, it is often - and to its benefit - overlooked. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POOL in FILEY…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME I always am very aware of the goings-on around me. We had parked the car, when I spotted this surreal image, a boy in the middle of a ‘swimming-pool’, on the edge of the majestic escape you get in Filey. This was on our way back from Flamborough. Filey, a calm North-Sea under one of the beautiful skies of North-Yorkshire, the Heritage Coast... Filey is a small town and civil parish. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is part of the borough of Scarborough between Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Although it was a fishing village, it has a large beach and became a popular tourist resort. It has an oldy-worldy feel. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME At high tide. Thornwick Bay is located on the Yorkshire Coastline on the north of Flamborough Head near Bridlington. A headland and magnificent cliffs with two bays of shingle, pebbles and flint. The large bay is Thornwick Bay and the small one, Little Thornwick Bay. This beautiful cliff top park sits on part of Flamborough Cliffs nature reserve and is home to seabird colonies nesting on its chalk cliffs, so it’s ideal for enjoying uninterrupted sea views or spotting wildlife. A great place all year round to recharge your batteries. This was in Summer, and the last of the sun that day… All had gone quiet except for some shrieking of the gulls. The beautiful north Yorkshire heritage coast... M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay

(pronounced Thornick... welcome to Yorkshire, lol) Thornwick Bay derives it's name from "Thor" the God of Thunder because of the roar of the breaking waves on the rocks during a North Easterly gale which pounds the magnificent cliffs. In the winter when the winds are strong and the weather is bad, when the waves hit the rocks, foam and spray blows up the cliff and over the cafe, but thankfully most people come to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months when the weather is much calmer, and people can sit on the cliff top and admire the fantastic scenery and watch the sun reflect off the brilliant white chalk cliffs which have been cleaned by the winter storms over thousands of years. The stretch of water North of the Lighthouse was named the graveyard by the skippers and crew of sailing vessels which once they had lost the safety of Bridlington Bay, and without the aids of navigation and weather forecasting which we now take for granted, were at the mercy of the angry weather, Marine charts show hundreds of wrecks all within a few miles radius of Thornwick bay. Much more information can be found in the book "Shipwrecks off the Yorkshire Coast". A great many people visit Thornwick Bay each year to enjoy wonderful cliff top walks observing the abundance of seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory. Scuba diving continues to be extremely popular with many organisations and clubs. Always you have the 'risk-takers' who will venture and walk the very narrow and crumbly ridge to get to the furthest point. Do you spot this one? Have a lovely day and thank you, as always, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMUGGLER'S COVE...

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. FLAMBOROUGH, probably our favourite 'haunt', the weather and colours typical 'North-Sea'... We both grew up on the Coast (different Continents!!!), with the sea, its pleasures and its dangers. This wonderful place is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast. You have Flamborough Head with the lighthouse, The North Landing = Smuggler's Cove, you can see where it gets its name, when the tide is out, you can get into the caves, and then, The South Landing where the Life guards have their house and boat. All within a mile from each other, three different places entirely, in the center you'll find a small village. In time you'll get to know its beauty, through the seasons ALWAYS special, its people, birds and superb views, changing with the weather, influencing the -all so important- light! The cliffs are limestone... Thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME Taken at Flamborough, this is up North, Yorkshire, the North-Sea, but no matter, a wave is a wave is a wave, where ever... Always different and never-ending, they keep on rolling in. I love them and can sit staring at them for hours. Love the smell, the sound, the spectacle. The wind was playing with the water, the sun was playing with the colours, the gulls were playing with wind and water in the sunlight. Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for your comments, Magda, (*_*) Thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD WATERS of CORNWALL…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The Northern Coast of Cornwall, St Ives Bay, away from the town, the churning waters of the ocean beating the rocks again and again. A sea fast and furious. It looks beautiful and scary at the same time, you feel, hear and see the force of the water. Mesmerising, another where I stand and stare in fascination . Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SMOKE SIGNAL?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME This was another 'strange' cloud-formation, high up in the sunset-sky... not an upcoming tornado. Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUN SETS OVER ANGLESEY...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME I photographed this from he Great Orme (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. It was a beautiful brisk evening on the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula I'll show you more of later, on top of which the oldest copper mines in the world can still be seen. It is referred to as Cyngreawdr Fynydd in a poem by the 12th century poet Gwalchmai ap Meilyr. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated,. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACH

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME … This is the beach in Ostend, Flanders… but no matter what country, wherever… BEACH, SEA are so my faves! I love the peace of solitude, the deafening silence, when the only ‘disturbance ‘ is the sound of the shutter. I was just standing, enjoying the quick change of light, the great beauty and then… I saw this, a MUST take image, so in harmony with my soul. Sometimes, it is ’just’ THERE. All you have to , take a deep breath, look through the viewer and make nice composition... click! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME The South side of the bay, towards Kettleness. Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep(VERY STEEP!!!) track down into the bay, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. This secluded village, which is hidden from the main road, has only a handful of permanent residents therefore providing a quieter than average retreat. We stay there awhile, till the light goes and wow are we being treated!! As always, thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Ètretat, by night... La Falaise d'Amont

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Ètretat,, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécampit also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Ètretat, . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust...as you see here! From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Ètretat, is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the shingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. From the windswept top you can see further cliffs, it was at times somewhat hazy. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side ñ which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRETAGNE PLAGE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME A BIG favourite place of mine, is anywhere in the world, where I can stand and absorb the magnificent view of the great expanses. Sea-air, the wind tearing up my eyes, those wide skies… give me that any day This was in Brittany, Bretagne, came from inland and suddenly this appeared in front of me: EPIC! Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MIRROR SEA in WALES…

The sun shone so very bright on the water that all detail waas lost, it was like a mirror, blinding to the eyes. It gives for stranger colours and light-play. This is up the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula and a spectacular limestone headland which rises above Llandudno on the coast of North Wales to a height of 200m (679ft). Behind her are the hills from the National park, they grow into higher mounts, the peak is Mount Snowdon, 1085m, the highest mountain in England and Wales. This is the view from 'almost' at the top, looking down and facing South, on the left is Conwy Bay, on the (straight} horizon Anglesey. There is a timeless and carefree feel to this place, your lungs are so full of fresh air it fills your head too, leaving no room for life's woe. If you want to get high and forget all your troubles, put things back into perspective, go to the top of the Great Orme, stand there, tears streaming down your cheeks. Wind? Joy? Emotion? The wind? Probably all of it. Who cares, it just made it more difficult to look through the viewer, ha. Taken with my Nikon F4, on 400 Iso film, hence the 'grain', which I often favoured. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AAAHHH, TO STAND AND STARE… in WALES

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ "LEISURE" What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this is, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. By Wm. Henry Davies The sun and the fat clouds were playing hide and seek, displaying a delightful show of light and dark. Ahh, to stand and stare... This beautiful place is in North Wales. This is up the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula and a spectacular limestone headland which rises above Llandudno on the coast of North Wales to a height of 200m (679ft). Behind her are the hills from the National park, they grow into higher mounts, the peak is Mount Snowdon, 1085m, the highest mountain in England and Wales. This is the view from 'almost' at the top, looking down and facing South, on the left is Conwy Bay, on the (straight} horizon Anglesey. There is a timeless and carefree feel to this place, your lungs are so full of fresh air it fills your head too, leaving no room for life's woe. If you want to get high and forget all your troubles, put things back into perspective, go to the top of the Great Orme, stand there, tears streaming down your cheeks. Wind? Joy? Emotion? The wind? Probably all of it. Who cares, it just made it more difficult to look through the viewer, ha. Taken with my Nikon F4, on 400 Iso film, hence the 'grain', which I often favoured. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EPIC BEAUTY in WALES…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ North Wales, the West Coast, Irish-Sea-side of England. On the top of the Great Orme (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. It has fantastic views! This is towards Conwy Bay and Anglesey, and behind it Snowdonia. I love standing, staring till my eyes stream, viewing these vast expanses. Such an epic scene, makes you feel reinvigorated and filled with the joy of untainted beauty. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERLIGHT…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Mount Snowdon in Wales. Yr Wyddfa commonly known as Snowdon in English, is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINDOWS-2017… LEEDS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This is the Market in Leeds, Yorkshire, beautiful inside and out. Victorian buildings, small shops on the outside, facing the streets, market stalls on the inside. I love photographing silhouette, but when I saw the sky reflected in those windows, aahh well, that really 'made' it for me. I first visited Leeds when I was 11, been coming here ever since. One of the main cities in the biggest county in England: Yorkshire. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FULL MOON...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME It was the day after the Super Moon. The moon was in and out, playing with the clouds. Waiting for the midnight ferry in Dover, to take us across the Channel to the Continent/France. One hour late because of delays caused by the storm the previous day and night. The North-Sea, Channel can be treacherous. We just had a 6 hour drive South behind us, with rain and wind and road-works! I was looking forward to seeing family and friends. So, excited and thrilled, I grabbed my camera and waited for the moon to reappear. Bang... gotcha. Thank you for viewing, faves and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ “When I no longer feel the thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.” -Lady Bird Johnson I woke up, I suddenly sensed that, although the curtains were closed and yet, the 'light' had changed and there was the unmistakable silence that comes with snow... looked out and saw the wonderland, I'm sure my eyes grew bigger, I know my heart jumped and beat faster. I squealed with joy and wonder at all this beauty... I ran upstairs for my camera, the then new Nikon D7000, here was a chance to 'test' it! I'm happy with the result! What a machine! We lived in the Victorian Quarter! Lovely! That was 2010. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ That morning, as predicted, 4th of December 2008, close to the city centre, it started to snow heavily, because of the cold spell we’d experienced, in no time it was a different world. I love the silence that comes with it... I was up and about, rushing from window to window... (morality of this story? Always see that your windows are clean? LOL) AAAhhh, I just wish it had waited for the festive days, it creates such a peaceful atmosphere. That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ By that time, the night receding, morning started to break, the traffic slowly started, some cars ventured out, people slip-sliding down to work. The snow stopped falling for awhile, the silence still deafening. In this image I love the 'chaud-froid' the coldness from the night and the warmth from the Low pressure sodium (LPS) lamps, also known as sodium oxide (SOX) lamps. Today it is almost all gone, but a memory and a few images... the goal of photography, to safe-keep them!!! I handheld my camera, very low shutter-speed, steadying against the wall and yes I have very steady hands! Focus... take a deep breath... hold still... take the image, breathe out! DONE That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved winter, light, urban, colour, snow, garden, mood, snowing, streets, horizontal, victorian, houses, magda indigo, nights, nikon-D200

FOGGY DEW in the PARC…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I woke up, after only a few hours of sleep, to this fairytale sight, well what could I do? Get ready and going, I just had to catch this short-lived beauty. The orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW BLIZZARD...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Our dog, a Border Collie, didn't want to go out in this weather. Could you blame him? But I was determined to make a beautiful shot that day. I even risked my precious camera... The result was well worth it, I love the windswept movement of the snow. We have the same weather today, 2017. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…

So, January almost gone. I ‘declared’ that WINTER THEMED MONTH. One Winter photo every day. Next one, February is to be LOVE MONTH. I think we all NEED it more than ever. I wonder where these pictures will all take me. As curious as you! But in the meantime: I just like the design in this, snow does beautiful things, brings out shapes and details otherwise unnoticed. In this image, I love the way the artist 'Winter' chose his palette and played with the greens, blacks and whites. Hope you'll like it too. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ From when I was very young and came to England, I was always fascinated by their chimney-pots. I love how the snow brings out the shapes even more. It was a good shoot, many interesting images. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CROW in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Taken through the window, on that snowy morning... A lone Crow, huddled on an old TV aerial overlooking the North-East of the city. This is not a mono, but a colour shot, just how it was. I took a whole series, lol. Thanx and be safe, M, (*_*)

WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had moved just into our new home! Moving used to be an easier affair, now with all the electronics and the ZILLIONS of cables! This was the loverly surprise that first morning, not often to be seen, a fairy-tale like beauty... The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER WONDERLAND...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The world changes with frost or/and snow, you see things you did not know were there. A silence envelops you, sound doesn't travel so well anymore, but the air is crisp, the cold fills your lungs and makes your eyes sparkle and cheeks blush. AAAhhh I love the cold! LOL. Thank you for your visit, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON FROZEN GOLDEN POND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Having walked around in Winter Wonderland, the sun had done her job and erased the ephemeral magic. On the way home I saw this chaud/froid of the lake, golden rays mirrored on the ice, the island in the centre, already looming in the fog of darkness... The ice was never strong enough to walk or skate on! Wishing you a lovely warm day and thanx again for viewing and leaving your words, always appreciated, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... blue hour. Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER'S DALE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The typical Yorkshire Dales' view, old trees, a golden barn, the ever ongoing dry-stone walls, drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Breughels. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, long shadows, gold and mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Almscliffe Crag is a rocky outcrop about 8km roughly north of Leeds. It is a pretty easy climb to the top, and provides some spectacular views. On one of the slopes those rocks are separated from the main huge mass which is so visible from all directions. There is something mythical about them, it’s like they’re doomed to try and join the rest forever, hihi. Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERFUN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Although there wasn’t that much snow, this dad was out with his kids, determined to make the most of it. I spotted this colourful little Winter-tableau and could not resist. A series of ‘loose’ subjects, gathered over the years. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW on THE MOORS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The higher you get, the ‘sparser’ it gets. The Moors are vast and empty spaces, except for sheep. They must have been sheltering in the sun, on the other side of the drystone walls. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost will be the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWGATE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The sun was dropping behind me, my hands were freezing slowly to my camera, I could not resist... We took the high road, lol, coming from The Blubberhouses to Otley, Weston Moor Road. The cold wind was tearing at me, bringing tears to my eyes, I loved it! I love the loose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Grit stone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. thanx for your comments, M (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Such an iconic view, a manger, hills in the distance and sheep, looking at you.Do you think they like being photographed then? LOL. Bolton Abbey is a quaint Dales village, surrounded by farms, adjacent to Bolton Priory, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, in Wharfedale just north of the spa town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales. This renowned beauty spot forms part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. Have a great day and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UPON THE ROOFS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ In Yorkshire DALES, driving away from a great Winter scene, there was a steep bend in the road, because of this farm and all the stables! I'd had this image in my head for quite some time, never knowing when I'd see it, so it was a case of hit the breaks, grab the camera, jump out and look for the right angle before the sun disappears... that golden light that brings all the snow to life. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. I wish you a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FROSTED SNOW GRID…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost will be the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROST…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ a detail of the bandstand, in the park in Ostend, where in Summer you’d have brassband concert on a Sunday. Here I used to walk with my father, after we’d had a ride in one of the boats on the lake. Once more the orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PACK ICE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ More Winter patterns and minimalism. A BIG fave of mine. This is a very busy canal being kept open for shipping traffic, but it was freezing over again very fast. The 'grain' that you see is actually that crizzly snow that kept falling in swoops. Best On Black I remember my boys made it a sport to jump from on ice-float to another (without falling in the water!!!), when we lived in Holland, along a narrow canal... Hair-raising stuff... boys will be boys! As their mother I only knew some time later of course, after one DID fall in. Sent him for a hot shower, he was ready to go again... NOT!!! I love 'graphic' shots like these, hope you do too. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ SNOW-FROZEN BEACH… A few people were out, the one on the left is Paul. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers and a little family. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MAD PHOTOGRAPHER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ This is Paul, it was cold, it was dangerous, it was adventurous… We visited this wide beach, so a long way to the shore-line, the big layer of snow was hiding pitfalls, I sank into one of them and Paul had to come and help me, lol. All for a shot! It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers lol. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ So, end of January, the darkest month of the year over, I hope you have enjoyed this ‘loose’ series of Winter images I had gathered over the years? For me it is always great to revisit ‘old memories’. Here we are on our way out of the beach, the light fading fast. The lighthouse is called Lange Nelle. NO MANIPULATION, this is how it came out of the camera. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER WAVE of SNOW…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ 2010. Last night we got a fresh wave of snow, I prefer it to the dark wetness and blackness of the last days, the previous snow not quite melted away, yet looking dirty... Winter is here to stay for awhile! I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICICLES under THE PIER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Ostend, on the Belgian coast, is a tourist city that also used to be a very important harbour, with ferries in and out, as well as a thriving fishing industry… The port entrance consisted of two piers; the main one on the city side is wood, the one on the other (industrial) side was mainly in concrete and wood (used to be a very rickety affair!). This was taken at ebb tide; it is the bottom of the concrete part of the pier, on the same day I took yesterday’s image, one cold, cold, cold day. The sun could not reach this part. It is rare thing to see anything like it, often the sea is still too warm and there’s also always the salt content. Another Winter ‘abstract’. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE STONES in WINTER...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love details like this. A pile of stones, snow, sun... the black ridge designed comes from melting snow. Another of my faves. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESIGNED by SNOW…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ An abstract I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNCHAIN ME…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We used to scour the industrial fishing harbour of Ostend in Belgium. Netting, rusts, chains and all kinds of different ‘clutter’, so even more interesting with the beautiful white stuff. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BUOY in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Left behind, on a frosted pontoon, by the side of the oh so still sea, the bright yellow such a happy accent in the cold weather. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER DUNE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ You must know by now what my favourite photography is: tight, graphic, the familiar and mundane, shot in a more unconventional way? For those who like it... First there had been a lot of snow and then a lot of sun, melting the snow in strange patterns and shapes. The sand and dune-grasses now golden in the warmth of the sun, so contrasting with the cool of the snow. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER ZEN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I like Japanese style elements in the garden, so, one of the things I work with is bamboo. I had tied these three poles, with some raffia, to support some summer climbers. As the nights became now much colder and there was a flurry of snow, we had a myriad of small birds, blue tits, nuthatches, finches, blackbirds, thrushes and sparrows all in search of food. The berries have been eaten, so we put out seeds and nuts for them. On my way in, I saw this, it always fascinates me the way snow clings to unlikely surfaces, that is the beauty of it, full of surprises. The white lines are snowflakes falling, I used minimal dof… Blown up and wet printed (C-type) it is a high impact image. Have a beautiful day, thanx for visiting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SHINY ARMOUR…

DAY 7 With pomp and circumstance the whole parade eventually disperses, but I see there is a reception in the beautiful Gothic Hall, in the town hall, for the top brass. These come out early, once more synchronised in their dance? They must be high up Pikemen, laced and medalled. So much finery! The Pikemen & Musketeers are dressed and equipped as members of the Company would have been in the 1640s Pikemen wear steel half-armour of back and breast plates with tassets and a morion (steel helmet). The weight is about 18 lbs (8.16 KG). They are armed with swords and pikes. The seniority of officers and non-commissioned officers is signified by the amount of lace worn on collars and cuffs; the more lace the more senior the rank. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RECEPTION in THE HALL…

DAY 7 After the ceremony, the top brass enter the City Hall of Brugge where they attend a reception up in the Gothic Hall. Bruges' City Hall dates from 1376, was built in 55 years, and is one of the oldest in the Netherlands, a fine example, copied by many, like Brussels, Ghent, Leuven. From here, the city has been governed for more than 600 years. The Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. Responsibility for its construction was given to Jan Roegiers, and the project was completed, eventually, in 1421. The City Hall is the earliest late Gothic monumental-style municipal council building in Flanders or Brabant: its flamboyant opulence testifies to the city's economic and political power. The building's admirers highlight the effect of the "Brugian span", referring to the abundance of repeating systematically positioned niches encompassing the windows. The statues under the stone baldachin-canopies on the building's facade have been renewed several times. At the time of the French Revolution all the statues were destroyed. A small number of genuine pieces are now included in the collections of the city museum. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ILLUMINATED FACADE…

DAY 7 The party’s over. All gone home. Inside the city hall, the lights are out in the stunning Gothic hall, windows still open, it gently starts to rain, at last. We’ve had our meal and our fun. All that is let is taking a few images go this interesting, illuminated facade. Bruges' City Hall dates from 1376, was built in 55 years, and is one of the oldest in the Netherlands, a fine example, copied by many, like Brussels, Ghent, Leuven. From here, the city has been governed for more than 600 years. The Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. Responsibility for its construction was given to Jan Roegiers, and the project was completed, eventually, in 1421. The City Hall is the earliest late Gothic monumental-style municipal council building in Flanders or Brabant: its flamboyant opulence testifies to the city's economic and political power. The building's admirers highlight the effect of the "Brugian span", referring to the abundance of repeating systematically positioned niches encompassing the windows. The statues under the stone baldachin-canopies on the building's facade have been renewed several times. At the time of the French Revolution all the statues were destroyed. A small number of genuine pieces are now included in the collections of the city museum. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A QUARTER to NINE…

DAY 7 Brugge’s crown. The top of the Belfry tower. You can see the bells, and on our way home, they chime a happy song over the slowly shutting down city. A bit of melancholy, we have to pack, tomorrow a very long day, we are going home. The belfry was added to the market square around 1240, when Bruges was prospering as an important centre of the Flemish cloth industry. After a devastating fire in 1280, the tower was largely rebuilt. The city archives, however, were forever lost to the flames. The octagonal upper stage of the belfry was added between 1483 and 1487, and capped with a wooden spire bearing an image of Saint Michael, banner in hand and dragon underfoot. The spire did not last long: a lightning strike in 1493 reduced it to ashes, and destroyed the bells as well. A wooden spire crowned the summit again for some two-and-a-half centuries, before it, too, fell victim to flames in 1741. The spire was never replaced again, thus making the current height of the building somewhat lower than in the past; but an openwork stone parapet in Gothic style was added to the rooftop in 1822. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SPOTLIGHT…

DAY 7 Do swans ever sleep? I often spot them gyring the day, on one leg, LOL, head hidden in the plumage, but at night, when the waters of the canals are calm, they majestically, silently glide… Swans, so iconic to Brugge, one here under the illuminated, famous Peerdebrug. The spotlight made it all look rather erie, almost like a painting. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OH SO BRUGGE…

DAY 8 The sun is pounding again, I look for shade to walk in. This is the Boeveriestraat. Have not been here for a very long time. I remember walking along these typical houses, on my mother’s hand, from the station to the center of the city, where we would meet my grandmother. You see the black border on the bottom? Houses who had a garden would have flowers against them, and THATis the origin of the idea to paint and later photograph flowers against a black background! I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SHORTEST STREET? GLORIBUSSTREET...

DAY 8 A lesser known part of Brugge. The old and the new, Although the laws of preservation are very strict, now and then something modern crops up, like the huge block that is the Concertgebouw here behind the street. The Gloribusstraat is a small street in the Boeveriewijk of Bruges. The street that runs between the Boeveriestraat and King Albert Avenue, got its name from Isabella Gloribus, the widow of Pieter Van Peenen. She founded six almshouses for needy widows, there in 1634. Residents of old Bruges origin continue to call the street Muzevol, Muzenhol (Mousetrap). I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEFORE WE GO-GO…

DAY 8 BEFORE WE GO-GO… So, it is Saturday, the day we go back home in the UK. Everything is packed and in the car, We have time for a portrait in the mirror in the hall. We have very few photo;s of the two of us, so, it is an occasion, lol, plus, the name of the house that was ours for a week features in it: Huyze Lanckhals. A very Brugge name! At the end of the 15th century, the oppressed people of Bruges rose in revolt against the unpopular Emperor Maximilian of Austria. They captured Maximilian and imprisoned him in the Craenenburg House on the Market Square, together with his equally unpopular adviser, Pieter Lanckhals. Lanckhals was condemned to death and Maximilian was forced to watch the execution. The Emperor eventually escaped and later took his revenge: he decreed that ‘until the end of time’ the city should be required at its own expense to keep swans on all its lakes and canals. And why swans? Because swans have long necks – and the Dutch for ‘long neck’ is ‘lange hals’ – or ‘lanckhals’! And so a city legend was born… I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE TEMPS des FRAISES…

DAY 8 We have a whole day ahead of us. I remember that Saturday is market day, so, we’re off there. The stalls are dispersed over different squares and streets, not as I remember it, but hey… So beginning of September and still beautiful, firm and especially tasty, top quality strawberries. Belgium is renowned for its fruit. We buy and eat a punnet of the little delicacies. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Le Temps des Mûres…

DAY 8 Blackberry is the fruit of the bramble, a thorny bush of the very pervasive gender Rubus of the family Rosaceae such as raspberry. Glistening in the sun, who can resist them? Belgium is renowned for its fruit. More from the market in Brugge. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE TEMPS des ROSES…

DAY 8 We end up on the flower market, AAHH bliss! I always come back from the Continent with a lot of ‘work’, lol, meaning, I bring back flowers (to photograph). I see sorts there I cannot find here. I would not buy these though, you buy roses in bud only! More from the market in Brugge. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE TEMPS des GERBERAS…

DAY 8 There is an unbelievable choice in everything, it all seems too much? Such abundance. I remember when sellers came to market with their wares, towards the end, if you were late… there was little left, certainly no choice anymore. Now everything seems overstocked and never-ending FULL. More from the market in Brugge. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE TEMPS des TOURNESOLS…

DAY 8 AAHH the Sunflowers, very much one of the flowers of end of Summer. The abundance in everything strikes me again, I do see people carrying flowers, yet there are much more flowers than people! LOL Also known as Helianthus… Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. More from the market in Brugge. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE TEMPS des COULEURS…

DAY 8 So, the last one from the market. These are sleeves to go over a plant-pot, very colourful and attractive to photograph. Love the dof here. More from the market in Brugge. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FANTASY in PINK…

Assorted ribbons and bows, me having some fun in the studio again. A different kind of 'flowers'? With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DUSTBUSTERS…

We ALL have them, we ALL need them... anti static, natural or artificial fibres... Dust on the screen, dust on the scanner, dust on the keyboard, dust on the camera, dust on the lens and OOOOOOPS.... dust on the sensor... A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. LOL, thanx, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COCKTAIL...

A great way of starting the w-e... Paper fun. Ice cream for the little ones, cocktail for the grown-ups? Little umbrellas. A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Pure photography. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TO THE POINT...

This cheap pack of pencils, still my favourites to write with... was brought into the studio, props for 'GOING BACK TO SCHOOL' advert, ahem... I also saw the possibilities of some 'creative' imagery, so I asked to keep them, more (useful) props. I love the way this came together as a 'flower'. Have a fun day, I did, and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GOOD WAVE?

I love writing with pencil, brings out my best handwriting! some more fun with pencils/props and lights in the studio, always the same... one idea sparks off another... I love being a creative, it is the spice of (my) life. I cannot imagine 'not' having it... thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OFF CENTRE...

Just some more fun with pencils/props and lights in the studio, always the same... one idea sparks off another... I love being a creative, it is the spice of (my) life. I cannot imagine 'not' having it... A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED REBEL…

There's always one... LOL. This image appeared on the front-page of the magazine of Le Figaro.Yet is was one of my 'free' photos. With free, I mean a non-commissioned idea, one of my personal creative ideas. Looks simple enough he? Some of the props caught my interest. My resistance is extremely low... when there is such colour around, it brings out my creativity! Thank you and have a great day, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FUSION… SLINKY

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME I love all the vibrant colours in this funky and temperamental 'model', it is 'alive', misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! Mind your eyes, don't jiggle this about... you have been warned! LOL. I wish you a colourful day, Magda, (*__*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SSSSSOOOO SSSSLINKY…

COLOUR is THE SPICE of MY LIFE! I made this photo with this giant slinky. Another eye-teaser, I really had a lot of fun with it, always the child at heart... thankfully. I love all the vibrant colours in this funky and temperamental 'model', it is 'alive', misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! Mind your eyes, don't jiggle this about... you have been warned! LOL. I wish you a colourful day, Magda, (*__*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ART et LUMIERES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Fun in the studio with glass and lights. In our home I’m always creating new features with glass objects of unusual shapes, metal, stones, candles AND lights. This is a glass cube often used as a vase, or candleholder, or I put small lights in, surrounded by big see-through flakes of pearly/mauve shells. Here I put a smaller glass cube inside and wrapped lights around, photographed it with the ambient light, from the top. The name is nothing pretentious, it is just the name I remembered from my youth, of a shop that used to sell lights and arty(?) objects... No filters used. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Candlelights divided...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME just some fun I had in the studio, with lights, candles and backgrounds… I LOVE candles, ALL candles! I adore that soft flickering light, warm and romantic. Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY PALETTE...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME AAAHH, the smell of linseed oil and terpentine! A BIG fave Fragrances are extremely important in my life. I've painted for as long as I can remember. I believe if you are a creative it is NEVER just in one field... I photographed one of my paintings, 60x50, and inserted it; I was so surprised when it actually matched the colours on my palette! Some of the brushes I used belonged to my grandfather and father. The painting is actually done completely with palet-knife, my fave tool. I painted with oils, watercolours but I made hundreds of soft pastels. I don't paint anymore now; I might again, one day, who knows? I believe you have to be in a specific ‘state of mind’, plus, I must admit that over the years Photography has satisfied my creative needs more and more. I’ll upload the above painting sometime for those who’d like to see it. I painted it from memory, a tour of Bretagne. I had been most impressed with the rough rocky coasts, the often emerald waters, the ‘wildness’ of the place. The photo was taken solely with ambient light. Wishing you all a colourful day, and thanx as always for your time, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

KITCHEN ART…

colourful scissors. A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Pure photography. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN OUR HOME, THE KITCHEN...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME One corner of our kitchen. Yes where I can be another kind of creative... with foods, herbs, oils and vinegars... colours are again important, but mainly the combination... what goes well together, what lifts the other. another everyday outlet. Thank you, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

AIR-BUBBLES...

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME sometimes it happens that I put the flowers in the water and that air bubbles form around the stem. No, not always, I’m convinced there must be a ‘scientific’ explanation for that phenomenon, LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AQUIVER THEY STAND… PRIMULA

forming a flower-carpet, they are out, for sale now, all waiting for the transplant in someone’s much loved garden. It is still early in the year, and they tremble in the chilly wind. The flowers still quite hidden, frightened to come out. The word primula is the Latin feminine diminutive of primus, meaning first (prime), applied to flowers that are among the first to open in Spring. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOAP SUDS…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME mix water with some soap, result—> soap suds. They shine and glisten in many colours. Sparkling bubbles. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME These Falls are in the North Yorkshire national park 'The Yorkshire Dales'. Aysgarth is best known for its breathtaking triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure on its descent to mid-Wensleydale. They are very popular and spectacular, can also be very dangerous when it's been raining a lot and the water comes gushing down the surrounding mountains and hills. They have been photographed to death, so I wanted something different... I was extremely attracted and fascinated by the colours, the indigo and amber, the chaud/froid and also the force of the water. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Sand Water Art...

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME On a beach in Cornwall. I see things forever, my imagination in overdrive... I could happily spend a whole afternoon, gazing at the patterns, made by the wind, drawing the water over the sand in ever-changing fantasies, hope you enjoy them too. I moved on to where the delta had formed, the water flowing in different directions, making more and more patterns, I saw the blue reflection of the sky and all the lovely tones that got created in both sand and water, all I had to be careful of now the whole time was not to have my own shadow in the picture, so I was turning around a lot, also to get the right angle, you know I love to make my comp in camera. Have a sunny day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOLDS AND RINGS…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Anything nautical. We often sailed on this tall ship, a modernised three-master CLIPPER called the Nausikaa, she had so many lovely features. The skipper was not always happy with the way his crew folded sails or rolled the ropes, but they were mostly very eager volunteers. I found it a real treasure trove, here's one of my favourites, I especially love the light-play. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

FOLDS AND RINGS 2…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Anything nautical. We often sailed on this tall ship, a modernised three-master CLIPPER called the Nausikaa, she had so many lovely features. The skipper was not always happy with the way his crew folded sails or rolled the ropes, but they were mostly very eager volunteers. I found it a real treasure trove, here's one of my favourites, I especially love the light-play. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REST RUSTS…

One of the favourite haunts is always the ‘industrial’, working quayside of any harbour. Not the 'clean' side either, but where they discard their old, broken, unwanted and rusted chains, cable, rope, netting, etc. Often there's nobody there, it's quiet, apart from the wind, some crying seagull. All you need is your camera and your eyes, some good light... A perfect example here, iron left to rest will rust very soon! Great fun. THANX for your time and your comments, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME I love ALL things nautical. So, back to the Continent, we reinforce the bonds with family ... with old friends and new friends... Yes, the feeling good! And this image of some mended nets on board of a boat in the harbour in Ostend/ Flanders is the perfect illustration of how I feel and what I mean. I wrote this blog about it:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all have a great time! M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INTERTWINED ROPE…

METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks. Wonderful rope… I see it as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger. Soul mates will feel themselves bonded together for a lifetime. And it goes further… all so ‘connected’, how we can touch the lives of many, many we do not even know personally or my never meet… especially nowadays. However, connection through PHOTOGRAPHY! Many people can be touched by an image... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, THANKS FOR VIEWING!!! M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROPES on OLD BOATS...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Taken on the Nausikaa, a three-mast Clipper, uploaded a shot from her earlier (see set). Love ropes, so many different knots, the light was fantastic on the beautiful wood and this 'silky' texture of the ropes. Thanx for viewing. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...

Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most. We're always drawn to the harbour, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection, this is only one of them… thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...

Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most. We're always drawn to the harbour, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection, this is only one of them… thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HUMBER BRIDGE...

Thursday 16th March 2017. One, on the road. So, the long awaited day is here, we leave for the Continent. Great anticipation! We drive to Hull in the afternoon, for the overnight-ferry to Zeebrugge in Belgium. Our days are fully booked already with friends old and new. At some point, the road goes under the famous Humber bridge, as you see here. Come along for the ride? Enjoy. Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELCOMING US…

Thursday 16th March 2017. DAY 1 we pass the yachting harbour of Hull and it is a very jolly sight with all the international flags. It is an IMPORTANT day today, the start of the negotiations LEAVING the EU. Will ALWAYS be part of Europe! Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved