Magda Indigo photography

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AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...
l'ORANGERIE... ranunculus
A FLOWERWORK ORANGE... ranunculus
EVOLUTION
ENTICING MUM...
ANEMONISSIMO!
THE POISONOUS CHALICE...
YELLOW DUSTED LILY
SCULPTURAL
LOOK AT US!
RED TULIPS IN RED VASE, LOOP DE LOOP
BASHFUL LOVE...
NATURE SCULPTED
DOES THIS RED ONION make you CRY OR SMILE?
MAKING ABSOLUTELY SURE!!!
ENOKI mushrooms
LES PLEUREUSES...
ITS ONE MOMENT of GLORY...
CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS
CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES
TANGO DI MARE
MY COLOUR CATERPILLAR...
LET ME PUT A BIT OF COLOUR IN YOUR DAY?
RED REBEL.
FOETAL
WINDSTILL....
THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND, LES MOULINS DE MON COEUR...
ROMANCE EN ROUGE...
A HELPING HAND FOR JAPAN...
I stand in STUNNED SILENCE for JAPAN, while my heart gently weeps!
GREAT EXPECTATIONS...
THEY ARE THE CHEEKY BOYS...
LA DAME AU CHAPEAU VERT...
MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...
HATTRICK
THE PORCELAIN DOLL.
FLYING WITHOUT FEAR...
A LA REMBRANDT
Have a HAPPY DIWALI
A for ASPARAGUS...
R for RRRRRRRRaspberries...
TOP-LIGHT FOR TOP-TOMATOES
THE FLIP...
THE DREAM DANCER
MODEL 2
SOUL MIRRORS...
MY LOVE OF FLOWERS and 'beauty'
LA PLUME DE MA TANTE...
THE FEATHERED NEST...
MMMMMMMWWWWAH, a kiss from the daughter of the wind... ANEMONE...
'PINCUSHION' PROTEA.
THE TEARS OF THE ROSE...
IN THE SHADOW OF THE POPPIES.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock .
ANOTHER POPPY on the FIELDS OF WAR.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock
MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
GINGERLY....
EL AMOR BRUJO, Hippeastrum
INTERLACED.... ANTHURIUMS
THE FAB FOUR...
BOUND TO BE LOVED...
A BLACK TIE AFFAIR... Callas
OPEN YOUR WINGS...
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA
BIRD OF PARADISE...
LIKE A SHOOTING STAR, Aquilegia.
LIVING ART NOUVEAU, the yellow tulips
COLOUR MY WORLD...
LOVE AND HATE...
Xtreme Eyelashes... of the Gerbera
CARELESS LOVE...
THE EMBRACE...
"Y Viva España"...
ANYONE WHO HAS A HEART
“Two Halves, One Whole”?
EMBRACEABLE YOU... the parrot tulip
A PARROT TULIP QUARTET...
WHAT HAS YOUR CHILD DONE TODAY?
WHAT A SWELL PARTY THIS WAS...
FLOWER FAN
THE UNFURLING of the pale blue DELPHINIUM...
EMELY'S DREAM...
EAST AND WEST? CAN MEET!!!!
TUBULAR EYE TEASER 3
TUBULAR EYE TEASER
FIBER SALVO
LET THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGIN...
A MAGIC BALL
THE LIGHT IN THE DARK SEASON...
SPARKLING SPIRAL...
AGAIN CUBES and LIGHTS, IN COLOUR!
THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS...HOLLY-HOLLY-HOLLY
THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... MISTLETOE
AAAHHH, THAT FIRST CARESS...
THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... AND I GIVE TO YOU...
THE HOLLY AND THE IVY... THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS
THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS... POINSETTIA
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT...
AMARYLLIS, in FULL GLORY... A CHRISTMAS THEME.
A CHRISTMAS STORY...
THE WINGS of ANGELS...ANOTHER CHRISTMAS STORY...
THE WINGS of AN ANGEL's FIRST CHRISTMAS...ANOTHER CHRISTMAS STORY...
My FAVE this year... A CHRISTMAS THEME.
HEARTS SHINING BRIGHTLY FOR YOU...
SSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH...... don't tell ANYONE you've seen me!!! CHRISTMAS THEME.
LOVE... LOVE... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...
NE ME QUITTE PAS...
LOVE IS IN THE AIR...
YAK YAK YAK...
THE TULIP LOVE KNOT...
ARE YOU CROSS WITH ME???
AS LONG AS WE ARE TOGETHER...
CURVALICIOUS, Duo-toned tulips...... Duo-toned tulips...
MY FUNNY VALENTINE...
THE FLORAL WINK...
SMILE...
LE CARNAVAL des FLEURS...
BRING ON THE DIET???
WHY KNOT??? TO ART or NOT TO ART????
LOOP THE LOOP...
SUCH GENUINE AFFECTION.... between man and animal, SO BEAUTIFUL!
THE HORSEBREEDER, A SPECIAL BOND!
MY TABI SOCKS... and THE FLOWER THAT TURNED INTO... PETALS
LA JAPONAISE...
WILLEM VERMANDERE, THE SCULPTOR'S HANDS...
OF AN ARTIST'S HANDS...
A GOOD WAVE?
MORE TO THE POINT...
HABLE CON ELLA... mono
ALSTROEMERIA... TAKE A BOW...in black and white
LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria
500 PICS on 500PX... I celebrate with this GOLDEN image?!!!
BEAUTY LIES OFTEN IN THE DETAIL...
THE SEDUCTION...
PPPPPFFFFFFT...A SMALL POLLEN CLOUD...
TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR...
DEFINITION... CHRISTIAN DEDEENE... THE DANCER...
THE SHADOW DANCERS...
SUPERWOMAN...
MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT...

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...

I love those Ranunculus, their season was over, I had the images as memories of how beautiful, layered and colourfully heartwarming they were... How they had 'warmed' up and lightened our home and hearts. 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 ThanK you for ALL your faves and comments, much 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

l'ORANGERIE... ranunculus

I love Ranunculus, 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! They seemed rather impatient! 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, much 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

A FLOWERWORK ORANGE... ranunculus

From the movie: A Clockwork ORANGE...by Stanley Kubrick... [listening to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony] Alex: Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures! I love Ranunculus, 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! This one was just aglow and on fire... NO MANIPULATION, PURE PHOTOGRAPHY! 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, much 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

EVOLUTION

LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes. From bud to bloom... THANX, M, (*_*)

ENTICING MUM...

Chrysanthemum. 'MUM' pour les amis! It is still October...National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer Each year I buy a few of those expensive beauties to photograph in the studio, same this year, they last forever, I had two varieties, this is the pink/white, the other still to come. It is a labour of love for me to find 'different' lighting and angles to bring out their unique beauty, the petals so tightly concentrated in the heart and cascading out in full glory. BEST Viewed On proper Black Today, the chrysanthemum is a quintessential Japanese flower. Western-style spray chrysanthemums or yogiku are becoming popular as cut flowers and garden plants in Japan, but respect is still attached to traditional, disbudded types, the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. *Name: comes from the Greek "krus anthemon” meaning gold (bronze) flower. Today they come in all colours. *History: The chrysanthemum has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form. *Origin: China and Japan. *Colours: all colours from white to deep purple, bronze, lime green and brick red – except blue (which are artificially dyed for special events) *Family: Relatives include Chamomile, Marguerite. *Varieties: they come in a range of shapes and sizes, including spiders, spoons, buttons and blooms. *Trivia and Facts: The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapons and flag. Japan also has a national festival devoted to the flower (9 Sept). *Mythology: Some countries (such as Malta) think it is unlucky to have the flower indoors. It is associated with funerals and All Saints Day. *Medicinal: Feng Shui adherents believe the chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home. Teas are made with the leaves to help relieve from flue. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I wish you all a lovely day and thanx for your visit, 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.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 -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

ANEMONISSIMO!

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! This Blue Anemone just wanted me to know about the dark inner secrets... 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. Please leave a comment? Your opinion matters! M, (*_*)

THE POISONOUS CHALICE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Zantedeschia, usually called Calla or Arum lilies( only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschia. The Zantedeschia species are poisonous due to the presence of calcium oxalate. All parts of the plant are toxic! More experiments with lights and shapes, thanks, 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

YELLOW DUSTED LILY

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. I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*)

SCULPTURAL

Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū 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 saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, just HAD to eternalise it... no choice! Lol, 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

LOOK AT US!

Trumpet lilies, Lilium Longiflorum, for once I HAD to crop because otherwise, it really did NOT sit well in the frame... I am proud and glad that my images do so well, purely on their merit, on the apreciation of my peers. That I do not have to resort to cowardly and underhand tactics... thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED TULIPS IN RED VASE, LOOP DE LOOP

I arranged them like this in a square red, glass vase... For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BASHFUL LOVE...

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see... Here it's about the colours. An IMPORTANT, all too often forgotten,ingredient in photography, more IMPORTANT than technical prowess, a photo without emotion is ... just a 'picture'? Yes, that can even be expressed with and by flowers. I do NOT talk to flowers... but I will gladly listen, with my eyes... Being bashful is characterized by showing shyness, self-consciousness, or awkwardness. When you are just getting to know someone and there are feelings.... I remember feeling bashful... a whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? LOL. Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always 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

NATURE SCULPTED

Nature can be cruel... nature can be wonderful... nature can be creative... I had nothing to do with this! I'd taken the tulips out of the wrap, put them down, set up the lights, and I came back to this! A beautiful curved curl, to me, it looked like it was sculpted? I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. 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

DOES THIS RED ONION make you CRY OR SMILE?

A red onion took on a life of it's own in the kitchen, it probably thought, that's it, Winter is over it is Spring, it is my time to sprout... LOL I could not resist, the colours too attractive and the sprouts too elegant not to be photographed. Thanx, M, (*_*)

MAKING ABSOLUTELY SURE!!!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Like I said on the previous image, I know it is maybe a little early, however, I am not taking any chances! I don't want no VAMPIRE biting me in the neck, so here comes the garlic AND the rest of the family, red onion, shallots, surely I'll be safe when the time comes??????? LOL. thanx for your visits and comments, most appreciated, M, (*_*) NO TRICK... A TREAT LARGE and View On Black... I don't want no VAMPIRE biting me in the neck, so here comes the garlic AND the rest of the family, red onion, shallots, surely I'll be safe tonight?????? LOL TEE HEEEEEE thanx for your visits and comments, most 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.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

ENOKI mushrooms

Enokitake are long, thin white mushrooms used in Asian cuisines, particularly those of China, Japan and Korea. These mushrooms are cultivars of Flammulina velutipes also called golden needle mushroom. The wild form differs in colour and texture and are called winter mushrooms, velvet foot or velvet stem. The mushroom is available fresh or canned, the fresh mushroom being preferred by many. They are traditionally used for soups, but can also be used for salads and other dishes. They have a crisp texture. When purchasing fresh enoki, look for specimens with firm, white, shiny caps; avoid those that have slimy or brownish stalks. The mushroom naturally grows on the stumps of the Chinese Hackberry tree, called enoki in Japanese, but also on some other trees as for example mulberry and persimmon trees. There is a significant difference in appearance between the wild and the cultivated mushrooms. Cultivated mushrooms are not exposed to light resulting in a white color, whereas the wild variety usually has a dark brown color. The cultivated mushrooms are grown in a high CO2 environment to produce long thin stems, whereas wild mushrooms produce a much shorter and thicker stem. The variety available in the supermarket is always cultivated. The mushroom is cultivated in a plastic bottle or a vinyl bag for 30 days at 15°C and 70% humidity, on a substrate of saw dust or corn cobs, and a number of additional ingredients. Afterwards, the mushroom is grown for another 30 days in a slightly cooler but more humid environment. The growth is constricted in a paper cone to force the mushroom to grow long and thin. The mushroom available in the supermarket often still shows the impression of the bottle around the base of the mushroom. The mushroom is very easy to cultivate, and has been cultivated in Japan for over 300 years, initially on wood, and later in the bottles as described above. Home cultivation kits are also available. In North America, a second species, Flammulina populicola has been cultivated and may be available in kits. (wikipedia) Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! 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.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

LES PLEUREUSES...

Women mourners, like in the Greek tragedies, Klytaemnestra, Medea and Antigone, in many cultures known as professional mourners, wailers, criers, weepers, keeners and carpideiras, these women were hired to lament the deceased with loud weeping...that's what this group of mushrooms looked like to me... In fact they are The Buna Shimeji, a highly esteemed mushroom in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed. About 10cm high. In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms. It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour. This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)! Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked! I love trying new things… not just in the studio… Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*)

ITS ONE MOMENT of GLORY...

In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL! Anyway, it is not very big, very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? 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 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.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

CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS

The chestnut or cremini mushroom is closely related to the white mushroom and is similar in size and shape. The difference is its brown colour and nutty flavour. In addition, chestnut mushrooms have a lower water content, so they shrink less when cooked. The taste of the chestnut mushrooms is intense, strong and highly flavoured and their texture is similar to meat. The chestnut mushrooms are available all year long and they can also be refrigerated for longer periods of time. Thanx, 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

CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES

I know, I know, not for the squeamish? 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, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TANGO DI MARE

Not easy to come up with NEW, innovative, they say... EVERYTHING has been photographed? The creative brains will always come up with what has not yet been done, or a different way, ... During a shoot in the studio, I suddenly started seeing those small octopus or poulpes as small figures that I could make do different things. This is one that I saw as a Tango that they were dancing. 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. Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. IT IS FORBIDDEN BY LAW!!!! © All rights reserved

MY COLOUR CATERPILLAR...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fun in the studio... A whole circle of happy colours and like naughty little faces! Reels of sewing thread... A photographer friend asked an interesting question, why do YOU take photographs? One answer for me is I love the challenge, and it still and always is! Latelely, I've made it even more challenging (not only because it's on black, which gives off 'negative' reflection, also here it is with lighting, reflective objects and making it all work together the way I want it, with maximum texture. Yes and still get a kick, be surprised, ALWAYS thrilled. More creative than ever... How can I resist, such superb colours, another photo begging to be taken. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so 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.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

LET ME PUT A BIT OF COLOUR IN YOUR DAY?

It is halfway November here in the Northern hemisphere, that means dark and often dank and dingy... Another year almost gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! The economy is not doing well... Many fear for their business, their jobs... There is unrest and dissatisfaction in the world... Many are depressed... You can see it, few are smiling, people walk facing the ground... They are wearing dark colours in tune with their mood... I see it in photography, photos filled with Angst, fear and darkness... So I upload images and try to make a difference, bring some colour into your day to cheer you up! Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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-comissioned idea, one of my personal creative ideas. Looks simple enough he? Keep safe, and have a great day, 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

FOETAL

COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR More of the temperamental SLINKY... Mind your eyes, don't jiggle this about... Wishing you a fun time and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Some people sadly NEVER seem to out-grow this stage... Lift the cloak of Anonymity of the DISLIKE Button, it is hurtful to many photographers who are here to learn, friendship, relaxing fun and for joy!

WINDSTILL....

A colourful little windmill, another prop of Summer, theses things bring back memories from deep within... your childhood... Some days I need colour!!! And today is again one of them. A photographer friend asked an interesting question, why do YOU take photographs? One answer for me is I love the challenge, and it still and always is! Now it is with lighting, reflective objects and making it all work together the way I want it, and still be surprised, ALWAYS thrilled. How can I resist, such superb colours, another photo begging to be taken. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND, LES MOULINS DE MON COEUR...

Composed and performed by one of my favourite musical Artists: Michel Legrand. Theme of the first movie: The Thomas Crown Affair, with Steve Mc Queen. A spinning little windmill, another prop of Summer, these things bring back memories from deep within... your childhood... This was another 'prop' left by a client, one idea sparks off another, the magic of creative photography. How could I resist, such superb colours, another photo begging to be taken. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROMANCE EN ROUGE...

Hold me, embrace me, cocoon me... thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) IT IS FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE or COPY ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HELPING HAND FOR JAPAN...

A Symbolic image... I made this image when the earthquakes and tsunami ravaged Japan! It was immediately scooped up by Getty. Many have lost EVERYTHING in the land of the rising sun... getting together, helping out, why only ever when disaster strikes? Lead a good life! Thanx, 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

I stand in STUNNED SILENCE for JAPAN, while my heart gently weeps!

Another I did after the terrible disasters, till this day... I know that in Japan the colour red means: Courage. This image is in honour of them, my kimono from Tokyo and my tabi socks, I know the Chrysanthemum is of great importance to them, especially White means mourning in Japan... Thanx, 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

GREAT EXPECTATIONS...

From the days of film... Prepared the studio and lights, with Paul's help, in she came, I gave her one of my japanese house-kimonos, she took the pose with total ease. Took a couple of polaroids, to check the angle of the lights to perfection, then I took THE SHOT, not 2 or 3, no, just the ONE! Most people say, it's like she is looking into a 'crystal' ball, what will the future bring? M, (*_*)

THEY ARE THE CHEEKY BOYS...

After a photo shoot in the studio, we just thought we'd have some creative and "free" stuff, just to unwind from all the tension. We always have a lot of props in the studio, here the big rainbow umbrella, happy colours! The models were game and later happy with the shots they were given. Something like this, 'fashion' photography is a different shoot altogether, it is ALWAYS important to have a good rapport with you subjects during a session, treat them with calm and respect. Sometimes it is just fun to let models do 'their' thing... Photography is a powerful medium. Too often underestimated, yet it is the perfect recording of our history, the forever changing lifestyles, the all important memories... Cameras are only the tools of the trade, note I write 'cameras', no distinction, it is my firm conviction that it is the person using the tools that is responsible for the result. 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

LA DAME AU CHAPEAU VERT...

The fun after a shoot, one way of unwinding. Often change first, but the lights are still up in position, cooling down, and 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.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

MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...

All woman... the mystery and the essence. For years she was a top model at Balmain in Paris, in the 60-70's. Still a beautiful and elegant lady, easy to photograph, used to the lights and lens.Hats are her signature! I could not portray her any other way, lol. PS: the commissioned photoshoot was finished, mostly b/w anyway, but during that time, I'd watched her, had some ideas, put them to her, she liked it... so, again, this is my FREE photography, another lighting exercise too, not digital... taken on film with my Nikon F4. thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HATTRICK

Why called ...trick? Because it was very tricky holding the hats, they are not very rigid, so they were going in every direction except the one I wanted, aaacchh, it was just a bit of fun, and like I've said, sometimes I crave bold colours , thanx, M, (*_*) 1 softbox and 1 umbrella Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PORCELAIN DOLL.

I had to shoot the 'free' images fast... pure candids. Not long ago she discovered the joy of running... she loved the studio, tripped over cables, got entangled in the back-ground, refused to sit, hihi, let alone pose? She had a lot of fun, at the end of the session... I WAS KNACKERED, AAhh the joys of being a photographer... lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLYING WITHOUT FEAR...

ideas... ideas... ideas, they fly... Some more fun with lighting in the studio, lol, 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

A LA REMBRANDT

Rembrandt van Rijn had a particular light and tone in his wonderful portraits and paintings. Dark backgrounds and warm coloured subjects. Well, Rembrandt's paintings were never dark, they were plastered with crude varnish by well meaning conservationist, however that is how we see them now. He had a paint-colour named after him, Rembrandt red= orangey red. Experimenting once more with different lightsettings in the studio, still fascinated after all those years as to what light can do, how it is the most important in photography ( well, equal to the often 'neglected' EMOTION'? LOL). I love challenges, I was dressed in black and chose a black bg. Although I'm not photogenic and don't often go for selfimages, this one, ALA REMBRANDT... well, in those days they preferred a bit more curvaceous ladies, so, fitting? HEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I am a very smiley person normally but not in portraits and NOT with longer exposures, where the smile becomes too often like a grimace. Silver umbrella on Goddard light, just using the modeling light. No filters. May your day be a good one, Thank you, Magda (*_*) I was contacted by Joni Steele Kimberlin, Producer, Director, Writer and the maker of this film/documentary, Get Real! Wise Women Speak www.youtube.com/user/cowgirlfilms#p/a/u/2/vWpY0UH114I

Have a HAPPY DIWALI

I give you light... Diwālī is the Hindu Festival of Lights. For Jains(Bhuddists)it is one of the most important festivals, and beginning of the Jain year. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh faith. Diwali is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. It is celebrated for 5 consecutive days in Hindu month of Ashwayuja which usually correspond to the months of October or November. Hindus, Jains and Sikhs celebrate Diwali and use the occasion to celebrate life and strengthen relationships. Typically, celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional diyas, although electric lights have become widespread. Fireworks may also be associated with the festival in some regions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I brought in the garden lights ( 8 plastic tubes with LED lights inside), decided to have some fun with them in the studio again. Here I'm using 2 tubes, I tried different techniques with the studiolights. To freeze me=washed out the lights too much. So, the old (in the darkroom days with film!) joke was always... that photographers do it in the dark! Here's PROOF! A happy Diwali to All friends around the world. Magda (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 for ASPARAGUS...

Green mini asparagus, I'm trying to keep being creative and have a 'fresh' approach, lol... Spearheaded? No tricks or gimmicks, just pure natural... we ate the props, yummy! 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

R for RRRRRRRRaspberries...

25 Min ago I uploaded a new image, the A for Asparagus, it did well, people liked it, then I got a visit... one for the DISLIKE button, lol, like a RAT... in the dark!!! Does it look like I care? Nope, go ahead, make my day punks and dance the tango called 'Jealousy'! Tee Hee Raspberries, not only are they delicious but they rank near the top of all fruits for antioxidant strength! Now, Summer is over, the price goes up and the taste goes down... last of... 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

TOP-LIGHT FOR TOP-TOMATOES

These are MINI Tomatoes... Part of a word, coming up today, lol... An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato in the UK) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. For more on the different old varieties: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heirloom_tomato Tomatoes are notoriously difficult to light well, so I used a large toplight softbox, masked off and angled... And of course reflectors all sorts... 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

THE FLIP...

MY BIT OF FUN FOR TODAY... These two are supertoned performers as well as two extremely kind people. He was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Bejart. This is a figure straight from that school. This is a typical Maurice Bejart movement. Strong and bold, tough on the dancers. Beautiful to watch. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. I salute them. I felt like some 'fun' today... I've been DISLIKED so many times today AGAIN... it is FUNNY! LOL. I AM FEATURED HERE NOW, NEW: www.paranoias.org/2012/01/flower-photography-by-magda-indigo Thanx, hihi, 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

THE DREAM DANCER

ANOTHER PROPER STROBE PHOTO! Christian Dedeene, he was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century 20th , Maurice Bejart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. Thanks Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. This is the result of having a professional ballet dancer in the studio, up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture the graceful, often powerful movement and action with such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure... Not as many now seem to think, just using FLASH! Thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MODEL 2

ABOUT THE PORTRAIT in PHOTOGRAPHY... Model, Michaele, very French-Italian, sensitive and kind man, extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. What I was after in this series was VERY high contrast ON FILM, Nikon F4, ILFORD PAN F 50, virtually no grain and a special lighting in the studio. Photography is a powerful medium. Too often underestimated and often neglected form of art in photography is that of portrait photography, yet it is the perfect recording of our history, forever changing lifestyles, the all important memories... Cameras only the tools of the trade, note I write 'cameras', no distinction, it is my firm conviction that it is the person using the tools that is responsible for the result. I believe we have become too obsessed with the 'technicality' of the manipulation rather than with the content of the pictures. Personally, if a photograph touches me, that is the first criterion! Unfortunately I must admit, if it has been 'massacred' with some software, that rapidly takes away ALL emotions except, GGGGRRRRRR, hihi, Anybody (hate the question) who asks me: 'and, what do you photograph?' makes me think, my answer would be the BEAUTY in everything? However I must admit, portraiture may be the most difficult discipline, I find it also the most rewarding! Have a wonderful day and thank you very much for your comments, always appreciated, 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

SOUL MIRRORS...

WHO'S THAT GIRL? For years I have been working on a project, mostly for a book, but it became at some stage a wall of fame in a city... Eyes are our soul mirrors in my view. This was a model and one of the first I did. She wore one of my jackets in organza, with a big collar. Comp in camera. The intention was the game of guessing the identity of a person, just by seeing the eyes. The trial, done on the technical camera and developed and printed in the 'wet' darkroom. 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.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

MY LOVE OF FLOWERS and 'beauty'

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:pensée). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensée 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... lol. 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, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 PLUME DE MA TANTE...

Short for "la plume de ma tante est sur la table" (French for "My aunt's pen is on the table"), an expression used to mean stilted, textbook-derived speaking of a foreign language. The expression comes from the really odd sentences used in some textbooks to demonstrate grammar (rather than the sort of thing you are actually likely to say in the spoken daily language). There was also a song out of a famous revue and play: La plume de ma tante est sur le bureau de mon oncle... This is a fun anagram of that sentence: Rude Uncle Leo stole Aunt Mabel's pen; true Madame. (By Tony Crafter using Anagram Genius) (2003) Another image ALL ABOUT LIGHT and colour and texture, I'm trying for as much depth/relief as possible in photography. Have a great day and thanx 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.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

THE FEATHERED NEST...

Another of my 'creative' images, while I had everything out... I always experience that one idea brings on another and then I am feverishly working away, time flies and nothing goes fast enough... my actions can't follow my brain lol, it's not easy being a 'creative', nor to live with one... day crosses into night, I forget to eat or drink, I'm in my own world. Hope you like it as much as I do, thanx for your time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MMMMMMMWWWWAH, a kiss from the daughter of the wind... ANEMONE...

This beautiful bud is an Anemone, the name could come frome many different culrures, the Arabic, the Hebrew, the Turkish, the Phoenecians and many more lay claim to the name. My preference goes to the Greek... "daughter of the wind" It is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group. The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! I could have sworn that this one was blowing me a kiss? 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.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

'PINCUSHION' PROTEA.

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA. Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA). Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE TEARS OF THE ROSE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! ’In the East it is still believed that the first rose was created from a tear of the prophet Mohamed, and it is further believed that on a certain day in the year the rose has a heart of gold.’ It is wonderful that a site like this brings so many of us together, it has left me more hopeful for the future and the future of our children, but like everything in life and roses in particular, beware of the thorns… I’m optimistic, there is not as much hate as they’d like us to believe. The Rose is a flower of great Symbolism and importance in many cultures, mythologies and religions. I started growing roses because Paul told me how much he loved them; I never had them because I thought they were very high maintenance and ‘difficult’, how wrong I was! This is a duotone, hot pink/ white, in June the weather turned bad for a couple of days and a few roses were just at their peak perfect as it started to rain... Have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, 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

IN THE SHADOW OF THE POPPIES.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock .

'In The Shadow of the Poppies'. © Copyright Magda Indigo Raised surrounded by the remnants of war. In the landscape, whether it be coastal or inland. In the people, whether it be story or silence. This delicate flower is part of my youth, Bright red. The child in me attracted, Picking it to offer or cherish, only to find it extremely ephemeral. The young woman I became, Lesson learnt, loved running in those colourful fields, Not enjoying the stains poppies left on a favourite dress. The young mother I became, Teaching her sons, Trying to protect them from the disappointment of the fast wilting flower, the stains, the symbolism... Now, I'm older and wiser, More tolerant and more intolerant. Now, I am back, they greet me, gently moving with the wind. I just stand; take in the beauty with a smile around my lips, And let the echoes of the past swirl behind my eyes. I grew up in Flanders in the shadow of the poppies, remembrance of the wars never far away. Everywhere you go, there are graveyards, English, American, Canadian, Polish, South-African, Australian... As a child, it is just part of the countryside, pretty, neat rows of stones and flowers. Then, the age of awareness comes, you want to know and understand. The adults'd rather not talk about it, their gaze becoming distant and full of sorrow and hidden, unspoken suffering. 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

ANOTHER POPPY on the FIELDS OF WAR.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock

Last in this small series to honour those who fell, let's not forget? We received the sad news that a young friend was killed in Afghanistan. He wrote exactly the month before; in his own words... ...all the poppies are just getting harvested and all the flowers look quite pretty... ...Got to go for a walk later or a ‘patrol’ if you will, which is nice cos it means I get to hide in poppy fields, put them in my helmet, that type of thing, Great fun. The poppy harvest is just on so enemy activity will be low for the next couple of weeks. As not to disturb the crop… I'll NEVER understand 'war', I cannot get my head around it, I do understand the underlying quest for power, the hatred, the motives... the logistics, but not the emotions, if you know what I mean. I am always sad when I hear of lives being lost, but when you are close to it, as we were that day, it takes on another dimension... my heart goes out to his family. 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 neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, 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.) 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

MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! THE DARK PINK BLOSSOMS, VICTORIANA Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". Saw this beautiful tree, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding tree. Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however.... I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy. Victoriana is "in" and trendy, so, it is at the moment a very popular style. I know that many try to imitate my 'style', good luck! This became the cover of a famous book. 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.co.uk 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. Many are with Getty© All rights reserved For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty© All rights reserved

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

Magnolia proctoriana, an abundant early flowering tree, with 6 very large pure white tepals. The tepals droops, which gives the plant a unique appearance. It is a upright tree with large fragrant white flowers. I love the different lichen on the fragile branches... probably not so great for the tree? Brought these into the studio, they have a short life span, one was already wind-damaged, a must take portrait... 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. I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube My Studio Flowers on youtube: another video 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 comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

GINGERLY....

Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER FLOWERS. Tall and proud and obviously in love, lol. The 'petals' are quite, waxy, hard, almost wooden. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolize 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. 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 your time and comments, 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

EL AMOR BRUJO, Hippeastrum

These plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis, a monotypic African genus in the same family.... This image of the Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) reminded me of a wild Carmen but also of a piece by Manuel de Falla, El Amor Brujo. Danza del Fuego Fatuo... the Fire Dance... I'll let you make up your mind, have fun, 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

INTERLACED.... ANTHURIUMS

Paul offered me these beauties. I really get annoyed when people use the worn cliché, that a man only gives flowers if he has done something 'wrong', if he needs forgiving! I'm sick and tired of it, plus I find it most unfair to men. Many give flowers just to say, I care, I love you, thank you... Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Thanx for your comments and time, 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

THE FAB FOUR...

Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. I positioned these four beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, Magda, (*_*)

BOUND TO BE LOVED...

I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... yet... something was missing... I looked in my box of tricks and found this small piece of red velvet ribbon... YESSS!!!! That was it, now, they were bound... and I loved 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. Thanx you very much for your time, visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR... Callas

I took this image for the last New Year, and although it is just the two of us on that night,our family living abroad and not a greast time for travel... we still have a party! Getting all dressed up... Paul in his tux. Yes, a black tie event... We dance out the old year into the new, at home. I photographed these Callas tied with a black silk cord, love the challenge of black on black.... Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. 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

OPEN YOUR WINGS...

Today, a HOT PINK SERIES, bringing colour in the 'dark' days! The 'penultimate' had its wings open, the last and smallest seem to want to fly... A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis is about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder, and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. When you look closely you see their hidden tears... English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA

Dicentra. English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. These delicate flowers are such a tender and joyous note in the garden, dancing in the wind, like a farandole, a Chorus Line... They also come in white(Alba)... When you look closely you see their hidden tears... Fresh from our garden, it was most prolific this year. The sun was very harsh, so, I brought in a branch to photograph under controlled light. I wish you a good time and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BIRD OF PARADISE...

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIKE A SHOOTING STAR, Aquilegia.

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'. This columbine cultivar is perennial that features large, upward facing, fragrant, bright yellow flowers with long, outward curving spurs. Flowers grow on a long stem above the leaves and have five pointed yellow sepals and five yellow petals with long spurs projecting backwards between the sepals. At the center of the flower are many yellow stamens. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle in reference to the flower's five spurs which purportedly resemble an eagle's talon. Last of the yellow, for now, what will tomorrow bring, he? thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIVING ART NOUVEAU, the yellow tulips

Art Nouveau is a decorative style in the visual arts, interior design, and architecture that flourished from 1890 to 1910. It is characterized by organic, sinuous patterns and ornamentations based usually on twisting plant forms. Here I 'shaped' them in a circle... It is not only the shapes of the flowers that are inspiring, one can be creative with different shapes you design them in and they take on a whole new meaning? A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the center. A circle as a metaphor and structure for defining a system of communication and interaction... Inner-circles, outer-circles... It seems to me that everything comes in 'circles'... It was Spring once more... Just a meditative day! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOUR MY WORLD...

I used recycled pencils for this image as well as a recycled piece of glass bauble for the eye. Then 'played' with each image it in photoshop, assembled the lot, this is the result... every bit helps? I am not a 'tree-hugger', just aware of our environment? It concerns ALL of us. Pencils are made from wood, trees we need for climate balance, hoping for less tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons and other calamities? Thanx and have a colourful day, 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

LOVE AND HATE...

"Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you." quote by Marilyn Monroe. I had to learn everything I know and fight every step of the way! So why so much envy??? Hate is a learned behaviour, we are NOT born with it!!!! Like bigotry and prejudice, people learn these behaviours as they become products of their environment and culture group. On the other, positive, side: so much love... THANK YOU, 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

Xtreme Eyelashes... of the Gerbera

"One day You will take my heart completely and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet." Jalal Ad-Din Rumi A wink from a happy rescued gerbera.... ... I saw this lovely duo-toned Gerbera, broken off, lying on the floor, hey, DANGEROUS! It must have fallen out of a more expensive bouquet that someone bought... so, I picked it up and brought it home, trimmed the flattened stem and quickly put it in a small supporting vase (the stems are so tender), it straightened and I am still enjoying it, hope you do too! 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 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

CARELESS LOVE...

When Valentine's day is getting closer... is there then more love in the air? Please NOT just one day in the year for sure? Give your loved one a flower regularly? Pink Gerberas Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always 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

THE EMBRACE...

Pink Gerberas... the 'Romantic' season is coming! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... 365? I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! 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 Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always 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

"Y Viva España"...

HOLA! Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Red and Yellow are the colours of the Spanish flag. The petals already remind me of the twirling volante (ruffles) of the Flamenco skirts...Flames dancing in a fired frenzy... I'm a creative, what can I say, lol???? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a blooming time, filled with love and beauty, 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

ANYONE WHO HAS A HEART

I love Parrot tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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 HAVE A HEART OF GOLD...LOL On a serious note: I get between 300 and 500 emails a day, many with requests about my lighting. I have no secrets really. Each flower shot is lit individually. There's no magic formula. I use continuous light, I'm not keen on flash, together with an array of reflectors, flags and cutters to shape the light. It took me over 20 years of work and experimentation to learn the language of light. I knew exactly what I wanted, I could see it with my minds eye, and I was determined my real eyes were going to see it one day! If I may humbly offer some advice, like I give to pupils in a workshop? I am NOT one of those 'teachers' who wants little ME's, no, the individuality of a person is too precious! Each photographer must pursue their own vision and develop a unique style and voice. You can only do that through constantly experimenting and trying things and then when you find a look that you like you have to pursue and refine it with a passion. I work over 10 hours a day on my photography. I wish you all of the best in your photographic endeavours. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube A red and yellow double, purple-blue pollen dusted, Rococo Parrot tulip Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

“Two Halves, One Whole”?

Two petals of a Rococo Parrot tulip... 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! 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.co.uk 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

EMBRACEABLE YOU... the parrot tulip

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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 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. 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.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

A PARROT TULIP QUARTET...

Brought back these Parrot tulips from the Continent... they were very fresh, kept them in the cool and dark, they survived 6 days and our travels, enough for me to still be able to photograph them. They are so curvy and capricious and gorgeously unique... On a serious note: I get between 300 and 500 emails a day, many with requests about my lighting. I have no secrets really. Each flower shot is lit individually. There's no magic formula. I use continuous light, I'm not keen on flash, together with an array of reflectors, flags and cutters to shape the light. It took me over 20 years of work and experimentation to learn the language of light. I knew exactly what I wanted, I could see it with my minds eye, and I was determined my eyes were going to see it for real one day! If I may humbly offer some advice, like I give to pupils in a workshop? I am NOT one of those 'teachers' that want little ME's, no, the individuality of a person is too precious! Each photographer must pursue their own vision and develop a unique style and voice. You can only do that through constantly experimenting and trying things and then when you find a look that you like you have to pursue and refine it with a passion. I work over 10 hours a day on my photography. I wish you all of the best in your photographic endeavours. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

WHAT HAS YOUR CHILD DONE TODAY?

On a Sunday, in Scarborough, after walking past all the Luna Parks, amusement Casinos, restaurants, ice-cream parlours and Fish and Chips shops, the glittering lights, I came across this derelict building amongst the renovated and glorious wealth of other places like The Pavilion . On the barricaded door, this lone piece of graffiti, stencilled under it, WHAT HAS YOUR CHILD DONE TODAY?... and it instantly affected me. We had something in common, over the shoulder a piece of equipment to ‘shoot’ with! I set up the tripod with my slave camera... Situated at the bottom of the cliff above the beach where kids were playing, eating and drinking, treats and sweets. Our children have too much of what other children have too little of. A few sad facts: In the past 20 years, children under 16 have fought in at least 16 wars in 25 countries. War has claimed the lives of 2 million children in the past decade. Although international humanitarian and human rights law provide special protection to children, too many of them are caught up in armed conflict. In the UK 19,000 children a year attempt suicide - two succeed every day Nearly 1,000 children under the age of seven provide full-time care for their parents or siblings. Of the 80,000 young people who run away from home each year, a quarter are under the age of 11. The hard reality once more! We are talking about the next generations and the future, our next leaders! Yes, to stop and think is never bad, it was a moment of sad reflection for me; when I came home, I called my family, WHAT HAD THEY DONE TODAY? Have a day full of peace and thanx for your comments, 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

WHAT A SWELL PARTY THIS WAS...

Parrot-tulips... still celebrating? Looks like they had fun, I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what these Rococo tulips were saying!!! " LET'S DANCE!" So delightfully different each of them... haha Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube I wish you all the very best, hope your wishes come true, and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much 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

FLOWER FAN

The Tulip was originally a wild flower growing in the Central Asia and was first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1,000 AD. In the beginning of the 17th century the tulips were starting to be used as a garden decoration beside the former medicinal purposes. It soon gained major popularity as a trading product, especially in Holland. The interest for the flower was huge and bulbs were sold for unbelievably high prices. Botanists soon found ways of making it an even more decorative and tempting specimen. Hybrids and mutations of the flower were seen as rarities and a sign of high status. In the months of late 1636 to early 1637 there was a complete “Tulip mania” in the Netherlands. Some examples could cost more than an Amsterdam house at this time. Even ordinary men took part in the business. They saw how much money the upper class got in trading and thought that this was an easy way of getting lots of money at no risk. The bulbs were usually sold by weight while they were still in the ground. The trade with the un-sprouted flower came to be called “wind trade”. The traders made fabulous amounts of money every month, and people started to sell their businesses, family homes, farm animals, furnishings and dowries to participate. The government could not do anything to stop it, the trade was all about access and demand. But finally the tulip did not appear to be quite so rare to justify such high prices. Over-supply led to lower prices and dealers went bankrupt and many people lost their savings because of the trade. This “Tulip Crash” made the government introduce special trading restrictions for the flower. It is said that the flower became so popular because of the bright colours, dramatic flames and frilly petals. To have tulips in one’s home was a way to impress, and when the wealth spread down the social ladder, so did the urge for tulips. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube, that is one of my videos. Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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 UNFURLING of the pale blue DELPHINIUM...

Slowly they divulged their secret beauty from bud to flower... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube, that is one of my videos. All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, AND keep the original tonality... 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. 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

EMELY'S DREAM...

The National flower of Thailand. It was Emely's dream to have her own Thai restaurant, Now she has got it! Purple Dendrobium Orchids, I bought them in the Chinese Supermarket, where they sell them at the vegetable and fruit counter... because: they are EDIBLE... and NO I have not tried them yet... BE DAZZLED, this one was a difficult one to light, I wanted it like the light came out of the center of each bloom? 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.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

EAST AND WEST? CAN MEET!!!!

THE BALLAD OF EAST AND WEST. Rudyard Kipling Poems Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho' they come from the ends of the earth! (Excerpt) This image means so much to me, it came about (like many good things in life) by sheer luck. We had this couple in our studio for a portrait session. She is the gentlest, sweetest lady you can imagine. Of Indian descent, born in Africa, just like her husband, they met in England, fell in love, married and after all these years, are still…very much in love, there’s an ease about them and we all share a great sense of humour. She was waiting for him to join her; he was looking through the lens, talking to Paul about the whole set-up. I sat next to her for a chat; we suddenly realized that we both wore a long skirt, a pink top! We sat in the same way, no, this is not posed!!! So I asked Paul to push the shutter of my Nikon F4 on the tripod.. (In our book, it is not the one who pushes the shutter, but the one who has the idea, that the photo belongs to... ) I treasure her as my friend, I respect her for her religion and beliefs, I admire her for her beauty, both in and out, if there were more people like her, the world would be a better place. East and West have firmly met! Have a sweet day and 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

TUBULAR EYE TEASER 3

Salford, Manchester... I love eye-teasers! With love to you and thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

TUBULAR EYE TEASER

Salford, Manchester... I love eye-teasers! thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

FIBER SALVO

Let the festive season begin... For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Fiber optic lighting systems transmit beams of light from a single, centralized halogen or metal halide lamp through glass or plastic fibers. The densely packed bundles of fibers are twisted and drawn through an outer jacket to dramatically increase the amount of light that reaches the outlets. This is a close-up detail... MACRO, comp in camera!!! They still fascinate me but I am less fond of those that change colours, I prefer mono, so I have these white and the one blue… so far… Thanx you very much for your time, visit, comments and awards..., 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

LET THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGIN...

Let the festive season begin... For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... A stall on the Christmas Market in Manchester, saw this , could NOT resist. I'm convinced it is meant to hang outside your front-door, me I put it on the table with a big candle, most romantic and colourful, it is just too soon still for the Christmas stuff, a lovely 'in-between'... thank you for ALL 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.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

A MAGIC BALL

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... A special glass bauble, diameter about 15cm, heavy, real glass and metal, given to me by a German client who bought it from an artist who sadly did not sign it, so, I do not know the name... It is beautiful, have had it for years, it moved around with me to different countries, yep, well travelled! And you see a whole magic world in it! Every year I buy at least 1 new Christmas decoration, something different, preferably glass. Got them from all over the world now. I love glass but it is a b***h to light properly!!! Thank you, as always for your kindness and comments, 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

THE LIGHT IN THE DARK SEASON...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Today 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... Glass is one of the most difficult substances to photograph; my challenge is to use the reflections in a positive manner so that they add to the image. Yes, it is that time of year again here in the Northern hemisphere… Start of December, in the UK we are on winter time, so it is darker an hour sooner than in most parts of Europe! This long period stretches in front of us, I know it influences and affects many people’s lives, they have the blues, they become morose, altogether down and even angry. Not enjoying life. And of course, it seems trendy to be ‘cynical’ about Christmas, New Year, the ‘commercialisation’ of the festivities, the music, the presents, the sending of cards, family gatherings and parties, hats and party-poppers, the cold, dank- and darkness. I’m different; I love the cold, especially snow, blue skies and crackling fresh air… that is if and when we get it, which is no guarantee nowadays, even in the North of England. Snow makes everything so beautiful and silent; you see small details, on familiar buildings, you never knew were there. I love the long evenings, I bring out the candles, they give off such a romantic light, I love the flickering flames, the shadow play on the walls, the smell when you blow them out before bedtime. When I’m out, the festive lights are on, since last week, they twinkle in the wind, sparkle in the rain. Shop windows are dressed festively, glittering and enticing. It is the season of silver and gold, red and green. Everywhere you walk or drive, decorated homes, I agree some over the top, it again makes me smile… each to their own, it is much more pleasurable than driving through dark streets. For many animals, winter is about hibernation, for me it is about reflection, making up the emotional balance, joy for a good year, hope for a better year? Thinking of people, making contact, touching once more… most of all the lonely ones (some with families!). I embrace it, accept it, you see, I believe the more you rebel against something, the worst you make it for yourself! It is not going to go away! Just imagine that whole ‘LIGHT’ period away from the dark months, how would we feel then? Many more people depressed and even more on Anti-Depressants? The Christmas market is back in town, we are going for a visit next Sunday. A lot of happy smiles there, blowing on a steaming hot German potato pancake, eating bratwurst fresh from above the glowing coals, drinking a cool beer or hot Gluhwein, children looking wide-eyed at all the wooden toys, spinning toys, glass baubles, candy and sweets. For many years now, Paul and I celebrated by ourselves, dressed up to the nines, having a real party, just the two of us. On Christmas day, we saw and heard families arrive in our street… not for us, that is when you miss your loved-ones even more. And when all is over and the baubles and bling packed away till next year, I’ll have the smile of the memories… and in the meantime, gradually, it will get lighter and brighter again, the soil will break up with the new life and colour of the crocus, followed by the daffodils and tulips… the hope of Spring, then the warmth of Summer, the nostalgia of Autumn, to come full circle to the darkness of Winter. And so our life goes by… I dread to think the dark season without the festive season, even with all its ‘trappings’. Have a great one, be safe and enjoy! And 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

SPARKLING SPIRAL...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... From the series Circles and lights. we have lots of glass in our house, I enjoy the sparkle and variety. A SPARKLING SPIRAL... in water, if you want to see where this detail comes from... some of you may recognize it? See previous... It was a thrilling shoot and I want to thank Paul for all the help and the shared enthusiasm. The fun continues! Have a sparkling day and thanx for your visit, always a pleasure, 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

AGAIN CUBES and LIGHTS, IN COLOUR!

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Taken in the studio, black velvet background and no other light source but the ambient light, obviously on tripod and slow shutter speed. I added another smaller glass cube and tried different set-ups. I find that, once you have an original idea, this brings a whole lot of new ideas, no stopping me then... The green comes because this is cheap recycled glass, isn't it lovely? I'm enamoured with glass, light, reflections, for all the unexpected light refractions... 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

THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS...HOLLY-HOLLY-HOLLY

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Personally the colours of Christmas are still (mostly) red, green and white! Holly berries are somewhat toxic to humans, though their poisonous properties are overstated and fatalities almost unknown. They are extremely important food for numerous species of birds and are also eaten by other wild animals. In the fall and early winter the berries are hard and apparently unpalatable. After being frozen or frosted several times, the berries soften, and become milder in taste. During winter storms, birds often take refuge in this evergreen, which provides shelter, protection from predators (by the spiny leaves) and food. I wish you all the very best, 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.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

THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... MISTLETOE

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Personally the colours of Christmas are still (mostly) red, green and white! According to Christmas custom, any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Scandinavian origin. It was described as early as 1820 by Washington Irving in his "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon": "The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases." Quote from movie Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983): Belle: Ebeneezer? Scrooge: Yes, Isabelle? Belle: My eyes are closed, my lips are puckered, and Im standing under the mistletoe. Scrooge: You're also standing on my foot... LOL! Mistletoe is the common name for a group of parasitic plants that grow attached to and within the branches of a tree or shrub, it is a parasite. I wish you all the very best, 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.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

AAAHHH, THAT FIRST CARESS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Sometimes a caress, an accidental,gentle, furtive touch?... even more memorable than the first kiss? "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller Sometimes a caress, an accidental,gentle, furtive touch?... even more memorable than the first kiss? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube This is NOT a crop, comp 'in camera'... just how I prefer it! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit and for ALL your comments, so 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.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

THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... AND I GIVE TO YOU...

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Personally the colours of Christmas are still (mostly) red, green and white! It's NOT the presents, it's ONLY the precious gift of your true and honest feelings that matter, the rest is gravy and not really necessary? I'd gladly live just on bread... if it is with YOU, Paul! We'd still laugh, he? ...But to give to you and to give to me, Love forever true... excerpt from: True Love by Cole Porter 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 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

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY... THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Nowadays, like in everything, there are 'trends'... Less new stuff in the shops to other years it seems, yet this year, black trimmings seem to be the latest rage, the MUST HAVE, with lots of glitter OF COURSE, lol... Me, I'm more traditional, green and red are THE colours for Christmas, of course with some silver and some gold, often white included, all depending on my creative mood... It probably originates in my childhood, but yes, to me, this is it! A CLASSIC Have a great one and 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

THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS... POINSETTIA

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... I'm quite traditional, green and red are THE colours for Christmas, of course with some silver and some gold, often white included, all depending on my creative mood... This Poinsettia is a Euphorbia pulcherrima. The plant's association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson "blossoms" sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus...Where I come from, we call this a 'Christmas Star' There is a common misconception that the poinsettia is highly toxic. This is not true; it is mildly irritating to the skin or stomach and may sometimes cause diarrhea and vomiting if eaten. As with all Euphorbias, they bruise easily and give off a white 'milk' when broken, so those sensitive to latex may suffer an allergic reaction. I wish you all the very best, 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 OUR 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

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT...

For December I upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... I had to dig deep for that one, in every sense, it was a very special, moving and private moment. We had a photo gallery and it was shortly before Christmas. I was doing the window dressing, and had decided, since Christmas is greatly connected with children to use that as a theme. I bought one of the electrical Santas holding a candle, moving his head, with a very kind and jolly face, totally new then, a huge success, kids kept dragging their parents to see it. It was in the morning, cold and drift-snow flying, nobody in the streets yet, although the angels were already singing the carols over the tannoys. Santa was doing his thing, I was giving the framed images a last wipe, when I heard a gentle thump and I looked up to see this sweet tender moment. This elderly gent stood there, looking with the joy of a child in his eyes. I grabbed my camera from the chair, I saw I had one shot on a grainy 400 iso film left to take this one off image, no time to check anything as I did not know how long he was going to brave the elements, turned out he gazed for quite some time. Then he nodded at me, a smile and he was gone, a very emotional moment! ONE SHOT!!! Always keep the child in a small corner of your heart, never let go of that wonderful feeling... May your day be full of goodness, 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.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

AMARYLLIS, in FULL GLORY... A CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... It has become a tradition to have them in our home for Christmas. To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly, a litlle more every day… The explosion finally materialised and filled the room and our hearts with the warm glow of their bright colour... Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star").Beautiful as it is, it has no fragrance! Another Macro+++, and the 'dramatic' light I've grown to love so much. I did the series for this purpose... I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, 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

A CHRISTMAS STORY...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see.. 't was after midnight, we'd again worked late, the lights in our Christmas tree were on, some candles spread their wonderful light and made everything flickering sparkly. We relaxed in front of the fire, to unwind and enjoy, before going to bed. The previous night a dusting of snow had whitened our world, the day was bitterly cold with a biting frost. I heard a tinkling bell in the silence of the night, a slight knock on the door... I opened and there was Father Christmas, he was on one of his pre-Christmas rounds, to see how 'good' everybody was, what they deserved, or not... (he doesn't always get it right, but maybe that's his helpers?) and he had been caught in a blizzard! Saw our lovely inviting home... I quickly invited him in, he took of his hat, the gentleman that he is... I saw how wet and icy it was and offered to hang it up to dry. I fixed him a hot drink, we sat and chatted, he asked how my photography was going, (he really does know EVERYTHING!), was I happy with my new camera? And why had I not waited... he would have put one under the tree for me... I blushed and confessed that I'm not the most 'patient' of people. He smiled and stroked his beard. Well, warmed up and dry, he was ready to go, lots to do, deadlines to meet, gosh it all sounded so familiar... A hug, I waved him out, another bell-jingling, ho-ho-ho...then he was gone... that's when I woke up! may the light shine bright for you today and thank you 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

THE WINGS of ANGELS...ANOTHER CHRISTMAS STORY...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things, as you can see... A STORY IN THREE IMAGES, this is the first in the series In our home, we have a cupboard. Nothing extraordinary there? Except, it is opened only once a year, it is where our Christmas decorations are kept. I still feel the same excitement I felt when I was a little girl, and I'd climb the stairs, behind my dad, up to the (huge) attic, yes... open 'the cupboard' holding all the cardboard boxes with the shiny glass baubles, the sparkling garlands.. It wasn't heavy, so I was allowed to help, and ooooh, when I opened the first box, I smelled the pine and wax from years past... Most of the treasures you remember and look forward to seeing again, many are a renewed surprise. Last Sunday, it was the moment, the tree was put up, the lights were working, the wreath hanging on the door, it was all going smoothly... Wind and sleety rain battering against the windows, nice and snug indoors, I was slowing down, growing a little tired... when I heard the most heavenly music, voices singing of a Silent Night, I opened the door, three little angels stood there, bedragled and cold. I rushed them quickly inside, rinsed off their wings and hung them up to dry. Made the angels a nice warm drink, in no time, they'd recovered and sang their songs of bells that jingle, chestnut roasting, some drummer-boy,things in a pear tree? They helped me decorating in a festive and jolly mood, lighting the candles, arranging the Holly. One of them felt the feathers, they were dry, they fluffed them up a little, stroked some smooth, time to go... Two were quick to don their wings, I noticed that one was a bit slower, turned to me and whispered, I've not been an angel for very long, this is my first Christmas, bbbrrrr... The music echoed in the distance for a brief moment, aaaahhh, what a lovely dream, now I still had to finish what I had started! I carried on with renewed zest...when I suddenly saw, where the wings had been drying... three lost feathers... I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, 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

THE WINGS of AN ANGEL's FIRST CHRISTMAS...ANOTHER CHRISTMAS STORY...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things, as you can see... A STORY IN THREE IMAGES, this is the second in the series In our home, we have a cupboard. Nothing extraordinary there? Except, it is opened only once a year, it is where our Christmas decorations are kept. I still feel the same excitement I felt when I was a little girl, and I'd climb the stairs, behind my dad, up to the (huge) attic, yes... open 'the cupboard' holding all the cardboard boxes with the shiny glass baubles, the sparkling garlands.. It wasn't heavy, so I was allowed to help, and ooooh, when I opened the first box, I smelled the pine and wax from years past... Most of the treasures you remember and look forward to seeing again, many are a renewed surprise. Last Sunday, it was the moment, the tree was put up, the lights were working, the wreath hanging on the door, it was all going smoothly... Wind and sleety rain battering against the windows, nice and snug indoors, I was slowing down, growing a little tired... when I heard the most heavenly music, voices singing of a Silent Night, I opened the door, three little angels stood there, bedragled and cold. I rushed them quickly inside, rinsed off their wings and hung them up to dry. Made the angels a nice warm drink, in no time, they'd recovered and sang their songs of bells that jingle, chestnut roasting, some drummer-boy,things in a pear tree? They helped me decorating in a festive and jolly mood, lighting the candles, arranging the Holly. One of them felt the feathers, they were dry, they fluffed them up a little, stroked some smooth, time to go... Two were quick to don their wings, I noticed that one was a bit slower, turned to me and whispered, I've not been an angel for very long, this is my first Christmas, bbbrrrr... The music echoed in the distance for a brief moment, aaaahhh, what a lovely dream, now I still had to finish what I had started! I carried on with renewed zest...when I suddenly saw, where the wings had been drying... three lost feathers... I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, thanx, 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.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

My FAVE this year... A CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see This year it's going to be traditional, red/ green/gold/ silver/ and white... These are lovely! Don't ever let the child in you die! I used it as another exercise on dof and light, 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

HEARTS SHINING BRIGHTLY FOR YOU...

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see... These hearts are small (2/3 cm?) but creatite a BIG effect! The shimmering glitter does it work. “Brains are like hearts - they go where they are appreciated”... But today... I will listen to my heart! thanx for your time and comments, greatly 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

SSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH...... don't tell ANYONE you've seen me!!! CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see SSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH, don't tell ANYONE you've seen me!!! 't was after midnight, we'd again worked late, the lights in our Christmas tree were on, some candles spread their wonderful light and made everything flickering sparkly. We relaxed in front of the fire, to unwind and enjoy, before going to bed. The previous night a dusting of snow had whitened our world, the day was bitterly cold with a biting frost. I heard a tinkling bell in the silence of the night, a slight knock on the door... I opened and there was Father Christmas, he was on one of his pre-Christmas rounds, to see how 'good' everybody was, what they deserved, or not... (he doesn't always get it right, but maybe that's his helpers?) and he had been caught in a blizzard! Saw our lovely inviting home... I quickly invited him in, he took of his hat, the gentleman that he is... I saw how wet and icy it was and offered to hang it up to dry. I fixed him a hot drink, we sat and chatted, he asked how my photography was going, (he really does know EVERYTHING!), was I happy with my new camera? And why had I not waited... he would have put one under the tree for me... I blushed and confessed that I'm not the most 'patient' of people. He smiled and stroked his beard. Well, warmed up and dry, he was ready to go, lots to do, deadlines to meet, gosh it all sounded so familiar... A hug, I waved him out, another bell-jingling, ho-ho-ho...then he was gone... that's when I woke up! I put on one of the white gloves I use for handling precious negs, trannies and prints. The Santa is actually a hat... another prop! Lol. I wish you a bright and lovely day and thanx for your visit and comments, 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

LOVE... LOVE... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...

THEME: Valentine. “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.” 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.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

NE ME QUITTE PAS...

Ne Me Quitte Pas by Jacques Brel for the music lovers.(click the link, with English sub-titles) It is considered as "Brel's ultimate classic" The lyrics "Moi, je t'offrirai des perles de pluie venues de pays où il ne pleut pas" ("I'll give you pearls of rain that come from lands where it does not rain") are sung to a theme borrowed from the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 by the composer Franz Liszt. When love comes to an end, sadly... please do not leave me is on the other's lips, crying out, reaching, trying to hold on to something that is already gone... This red tulip what telling me that here. Again, the flower gave the clues! Valentine is over! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have FUN, I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much 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

LOVE IS IN THE AIR...

Valentine's day is getting 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. 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.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

YAK YAK YAK...

gossiping tulips, still yakking on about Valentine's, all the cards, presents, the wild party...LOL, have fun. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE TULIP LOVE KNOT...

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see... Of HEARTS AND STARS. Where there is love there is life - Mahatma Gandhi 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! 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. 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... Have a wonderful day, filled with love, 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

ARE YOU CROSS WITH ME???

Duo-toned tulips... MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. 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.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

AS LONG AS WE ARE TOGETHER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Everything is fine... nothing can touch us... We had a lovely break during the festive season... together, as much as possible, always, my soulmate! Love is – Togetherness! Love is being together, It is, being able to be together. It is being together in work and play In sorrows and in joy It is sharing shoulders in tears It is slapping hand in laughter. It is being together in good times, It is being able to remain together When time is harsh and hard, It is being there for each other It is being there forever. Love is all about Being able to be together And even in death to dwell In each other’s heart forever! by Angelina Pandian I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what the tulips were saying!!! " WE ARE ABOUT ALL LOVE! WE ARE INSEPARABLE"... So embraceable... haha Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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.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

CURVALICIOUS, Duo-toned tulips...... Duo-toned tulips...

Duo-toned tulips... arranged into a curve, reaching for the light (stars?) 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a wonderful day, filled with love, 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

MY FUNNY VALENTINE...

magdaindigo.500px.livejournal. VALENTINE I put MY HEART into it! Another one of my tulip images, this time photo-shopped, I gave it a heart, so it could sing to you... O Sole mio? I prefer MY FUNNY VALENTINE , www.dailymotion.com/video/x4tatz_my-funny-valentine_music for the music lovers. A HAPPY VALENTINE, M, (*_*) Another read for the interested, lol, : magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/10/of-romantis-gents-ladies... 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

THE FLORAL WINK...

Another "flower-face", GERDA de la GERBERA is winking at you... LOL and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMILE...

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see... Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it's breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll see the sun come shining through for you... Smile Lyrics Words by john turner and geoffrey parsons and music by charlie chaplin Yes... we eat our props, because this is straight and personal, FREE photography.((none of the 'tricks' used for'normal' food photography!) 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 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

LE CARNAVAL des FLEURS...

A celebration, sealed with a kiss... fusion. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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.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

BRING ON THE DIET???

Tender mini Brocoli stems, this macro image looked like a wood to me, windblown trees... But, yes, the festive season is well and truely over, for weeks we were encouraged and seduced into buying all the goodies... no sooner and we all have to work 'the excesses' off again, DIET!!! We live in such 'lovely' times of plenty and being led into eating what 'THEY' want? LOL, another Happy New Year, this time Chinese! I AM FEATURED HERE NOW, NEW: www.paranoias.org/2012/01/flower-photography-by-magda-indigo I wish you all the very best, may your wishes come true, and thanx for all your kind words, time, commentsand faves, Very much 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

WHY KNOT??? TO ART or NOT TO ART????

For an image 'representing' Summer, one of the props was a very colourful skipping-rope (jump-rope). The moment I saw this out of all the other stuff, my creative juices started to flow...I photographed it in my own style... Called this first one WHY KNOT??? Uploaded it and it did very well. Then I got an interesting comment that I want to share with you: "In a way this photo is everything that is WRONG with upload-sites. And, everything that's RIGHT. Some people will say what does a mess of different colored string all placed together and tied into a knot mean? How is that art? Others will say ah, what an excellent metaphor/s that applies to so many themes. What a simple minimilist piece of art. Why didn't I think of that? its been right in front of me a million times. Most people will lie somewhere in the middle, struggling with the image for a second and quickly flipping to the next piece. Isn't art strange? LOL Thanks for sharing,..." and it provoked a reaction from me... I replied by email: ... You mention the big A... art? I consider myself a creative photographer, not an art photographer. It is such a massive discussion what art is... been there, worn that T-shirt, lol. Until the day there is a definite and 'plausible' definition of ART, Ill change my mind, in the mean-time, I'll stick to creative... Photography is a craft that is acquired over many years! When not 'dictated' by a client, I take images that come out of my brain, the birth of the idea, the development of it, my vision and the creation, my enjoyment and the challenge, the hype and the anticipation, the struggle and disappointment of the failures, the gathering of your courage to try again... the stamina, the madness some love to call passion? The playing with light, to me, the ultimate high, I don't need anything else. Once the image is there, I'm content, and if it 'inspires' others, releases an emotion, that's wonderful! And I've seen how my photos have 'inspired' many! I'm not stupid to think that everybody is going to like, let alone understand my image, but I can easily live with that, because I do not have that expectation! I, in the first place, have to be happy with it, the quality, the composition, EVERYTHING, it has to be immaculate, I have to stand by it 100% or the outside world will NEVER see it! That goes for my pro AND my free work (what you see here). I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope that you enjoyed my 'rave'? Take care, all the best and above all... enjoy your photography. If the day comes I don't enjoy it anymore... I'll GIVE AWAY all my gear (it's a lot, gathered over the years, please don't hold your breath, heeeee), M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

LOOP THE LOOP...

Today I NEEDED VIBRANT COLOUR!!!!!!!! Last in the series. I am spending a lot of time in the studio at the moment. A photographer friend asked an interesting question, why do 'YOU' take photographs? One answer for me is I love the challenge, and it still is! Now it is with lighting, reflective objects and making it all work together the way I want it, and still be surprised, ALWAYS thrilled. How can I resist that, such superb colours, images just begging to be taken. A Nylon skipping rope, a prop for a Summer Poster, it reminded me of when I was a little girl, then I saw THE image... and then another, and another...I photographed it in my own style... Called this first one WHY KNOT??? Uploaded it and it did very well. Then I got an interesting comment that I want to share with you: "In a way this photo is everything that is WRONG with upload-sites. And, everything that's RIGHT. Some people will say what does a mess of different colored string all placed together and tied into a knot mean? How is that art? Others will say ah, what an excellent metaphor/s that applies to so many themes. What a simple minimilist piece of art. Why didn't I think of that? its been right in front of me a million times. Most people will lie somewhere in the middle, struggling with the image for a second and quickly flipping to the next piece. Isn't art strange? LOL Thanks for sharing,..." and it provoked a reaction from me... I replied by email: ... You mention the big A... art? I consider myself a creative photographer, not an art photographer. It is such a massive discussion what art is... been there, worn that T-shirt, lol. Until the day there is a definite and 'plausible' definition of ART, Ill change my mind, in the mean-time, I'll stick to creative... Photography is a craft that is acquired over many years! When not 'dictated' by a client, I take images that come out of my brain, the birth of the idea, the development of it, my vision and the creation, my enjoyment and the challenge, the hype and the anticipation, the struggle and disappointment of the failures, the gathering of your courage to try again... the stamina, the madness some love to call passion? The playing with light, to me, the ultimate high, I don't need anything else. Once the image is there, I'm content, and if it 'inspires' others, releases an emotion, that's wonderful! And I've seen how my photos have 'inspired' many! I'm not stupid to think that everybody is going to like, let alone understand my image, but I can easily live with that, because I do not have that expectation! I, in the first place, have to be happy with it, the quality, the composition, EVERYTHING, it has to be immaculate, I have to stand by it 100% or the outside world will NEVER see it! That goes for my pro AND my free work (what you see here). I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope that you enjoyed my 'rave'? Take care, all the best and above all... enjoy your photography. If the day comes I don't enjoy it anymore... I'll GIVE AWAY all my gear (it's a lot, gathered over the years, please don't hold your breath, heeeee), M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

SUCH GENUINE AFFECTION.... between man and animal, SO BEAUTIFUL!

I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... This is the mother in the family that breeds horses, it is tough and yet rewarding. They witness the birth and tend to the foals with love and yet when they 'lose' one, they are quite stoic about it... Such tenderness, closeness, emotion, just HAD to be captured. I wrote a BLOG about THE IMPORTANCE of HANDS in PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: click HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... I uploaded a small series here, well, it was hard to choose... I wish you the best of days and thanx for your visit, always very welcome, 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

THE HORSEBREEDER, A SPECIAL BOND!

I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... I uploaded a small series here, well, it was hard to choose... I wish you all the very best 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.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

MY TABI SOCKS... and THE FLOWER THAT TURNED INTO... PETALS

I passionately hate the idea of 'being with it', I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles 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... Anyway, as I was moving, holding up all the material, I looked down and thought mmmmmmmmmmmm, another shot, MUST try that? The 'struggle' of the photographer goes on! 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... Have a fun day and take care, 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

LA JAPONAISE...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=un4QqOTAKzg La Japonaise (Freddie Mercury + Montserrat Caballe) ... a beautiful song! Another of the studio session with 'materials' I've collected over the years. It's an ongoing process that you are witnessing, the creative struggles of a photographer... This kimono is a Yukata, a Japanese summer garment. Unlike a formal kimono, Yukata are typically made of cotton rather than silk and they are unlined. The colours and patterns often follow the seasons. MADAMA BUTTERFLY? Love can be so fleeting... A white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and loyal love. 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... I wish you all a lovely day and thanx for your visit, 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

WILLEM VERMANDERE, THE SCULPTOR'S HANDS...

Willem Vermandere is a famous and much celebrated Belgian Artist. My friend is a sculptor, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, poet and painter, but also a wonderful philosopher and raconteur. We always enjoy a get together when we visit the Continent, this time no different! Here, after a whole animated discussion about why we do what we do, how to do it well etc... we walked to the place where he's working, on a set of smaller works in CARRARA marble, normally he works in bigger pieces, granite, wood, and so we came back to our earlier conversation, about PASSION!!! (I have come to the conclusion that the MADNESS that creatives have, well they love to call it 'passion'? LOL. Here is another posessed artist...) You have to have PASSION for your medium! For a photographer we agreed that that should be all about the light!!! Such moments are pure magic. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html 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

OF AN ARTIST'S HANDS...

Willem Vermandere is a famous and much celebrated Belgian Artist. My friend is a sculptor, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, poet and painter, but also a wonderful philosopher and raconteur. We always enjoy a get together when we visit the Continent, this time no different! Here, after a whole animated discussion about why we do what we do, how to do it well etc... Here, he had told us the fascinating story of this old ebony clarinet, still in the original, albeit battered instrument-case, he then for a moment disappeared into his own world of melodious sound, eyes closed... We got back to our earlier conversation, about PASSION!!! (I have come to the conclusion that the MADNESS that creatives have, well they love to call it 'passion'? LOL. He is another posessed artist...) You have to have PASSION for your medium! For a photographer we agreed that that should be all about the light!!! As you can see, his hands are his tools, during the week, he carves, cleaves, chisels, chops and files on his quarry treasures, the granite, marble... all very rough on his hands, then on the week-ends, his hands become the softer tools as he performs as a musician, stroking and playing the delicate instruments, strings and keys... Combining the two passions is a constant concern to him! Both disciplines so important to him in their own way! Both depending on his hands. The gorgeous afternoon-light fell onto his hands, that afternoon in his studio... Such moments are pure magic. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html THANX and have a great w=e, 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

A GOOD WAVE?

I AM FEATURED HERE NOW, NEW: www.paranoias.org/2012/01/flower-photography-by-magda-indigo 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... NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION HERE!!!! 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

MORE TO THE POINT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Previously I uploaded TO THE POINT, with coloured pencils... today, even MORE TO THE POINT, lol. 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'. And I thought I was going to get away from them, tee hee. 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.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

HABLE CON ELLA... mono

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 emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

ALSTROEMERIA... TAKE A BOW...in black and white

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 emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria, also called Peruvian /Inca lily. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to a pure 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 emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

500 PICS on 500PX... I celebrate with this GOLDEN image?!!!

This is my 500th pic on 500px! I would like to thank all who commented, liked and faved. All who wrote on my wall. I am both humbles and honoured. If I spread some visual joy and bring some 'sun' into your lives through one of my images... then I have achieved my goal, it is ALL that matters. I wish I could comment more, I have a busy schedule and I am a driven, prolific photographer, lol! I also THANK YOU for the beauty of your photos! THE 3 CALLAS Zantedeschia, usually called calla or arum lilies( when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschia. It looks like 1. a family, with the little one pushing; mama, are we going yet? 2. I was interested by the lovely curves, the light on them, concentrated, but saw that, like people, they feel 'strong' as a group? 3. The 3 tenors was the 'humorous' aspect... La Calla one of the greatest sopranos? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html About my flower-photography... Have a singing day and 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

BEAUTY LIES OFTEN IN THE DETAIL...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Love often shown most in the 'little' attentions and gestures! Ain't that the truth? Very curvaceous flowers! THIS IS NOT A CROP! Comp made IN CAMERA! 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. 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) 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. Many make the comment that I seem to have so many images? Well, I keep writing it, I have been experimenting for years and Nature gives an "inexhaustible" panoply, a wide-ranging and impressive array of variety to chose from. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. 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 (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

THE SEDUCTION...

The title could also be WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION? LOL The stamen loaded with pollen, ready to receive bees and butterflies... The romantic season is getting closer... Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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.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

PPPPPFFFFFFT...A SMALL POLLEN CLOUD...

CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR BEST VIEW! I am always experimenting and trying new things.. And I push myself and everything (everybody??? LOL) I work with. This was an unbelievable challenge. Was working alone, couldn't ask Paul to help, he is allergic to pollen! This took me quite a few tries and a number of stargazer lillies! When they freshly open, they are vibrant and pink, the older they get the bluer/purplish they become and the more orange the pollen gets... I saw the ripe pollen, it was starting to fall, yet when I wanted to photograph it, it just stuck, so I created a small 'windtunnel', I even tried my hair drier... yes you have to be creative in every sense! Lilium "Stargazer" (the Stargazer lily) is a hybrid lily of the Oriental group also known as Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a wonderful day, and thanx, as always, for your visit, 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

TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR...

Now, THIS is a REAL strobe image.The lighting technique I was using was in complete darkness, euuuhhh, which was a bit of a problem for him, however after a couple of tries, he succeeded.This is the result: NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. Most of the ballet terms are in French. I always thought this was a pirouette... I asked him to make a beautiful movement, fascinated as I am by trying to capture the emotion of motion in camera. What I didn't know is that dancers need a point to fix on at each turn, to remain and land on the same spot. A very strong, lean and dynamic man, a joy to watch the human body at work. Christian Dedeene was a solo dancer for 5 years with Maurice Béjart. Turn in the air. This is essentially a male dancer's step. lt is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi-plié, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple according to the ability of the dancer. The arms assist and the head must spot as in pirouettes. Tour en l'air may also be finished in various poses such as attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee. It may also be done in a series THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO Maurice Béjart, founder of the 'Ballet du XXe Siècle', a superb choreographer (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/23/db2301.xml) Thank you, 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

DEFINITION... CHRISTIAN DEDEENE... THE DANCER...

He was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Bejart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. Thanks Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. After I'd seen him in action and done the 'dance photos', I asked him if he would pose for this portrait I had in my head. I know how these people work out day after day, I admired the definition in the muscle tones and tendons. The result is what I had imagined, the proud profile, the wild hair, and THE DEFINITION. I love dramatic lighting, especially for this kind of subject. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Thank you, 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

THE SHADOW DANCERS...

This is about the ballerina Carla Rabau now, very elegant and a strong disciplinarian, she has her own dance school, the image is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in your studio (Christian Dedeene was for a couple of years a solo dancer with the world renowned Maurice Bejart), who are up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture their graceful, often powerful movements and action in such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. A bit of lateral thinking of what 'action' can all mean in photography, given the nature of the beast. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure. Strobing is NOT just a tiny flash on your camera! 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

SUPERWOMAN...

Having some fun! Port de Bras. A generic term for a group of exercises designed to make the arms move gracefully. The term also refers to any specific movement of the arms. 't is so wonderful to work with these pro's. It is perfectly normal to them to just hold a pose. This image is composed in camera, no cropping, this is what I wanted. I liked the dramatic lighting so much I asked for a few more poses. As this is not a kind of light you can use much since it is so theatrical and for portraiture often too unflattering, I took advantage of this perfect opportunity. Hope you like... Thanx , 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.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

MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT...

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! magdaindigo.500px.livejournal. VALENTINE On the 14th of February, some years ago now, I got the best 'present' a woman can get... a baby! Today I remember that day he was born... He is a man now with his own life. Today, we will not see each other, we live in different countries, we'll call and hear each other, it will have to do... He hates to be photographed; his fiancée enticed him into our studio for a session. 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. I had one shot left on my film, yes, those were the days,too many times this happened to me....... I simply call love an itch that you can’t scratch… Happy Valentine’s day. Have a romantic day and thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) It was done the 'old-fashioned' way, wet darkroom and colouring by hand! NOT PHOTOSHOP! 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