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A long exposure photograph of the colorful light trails of a London Underground train leaving Stockwell Station. http://ronablack.com/featured/northbound-underground-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of a beautiful red-orange Tintinara rose in Queen Mary's Gardens, Regent's Park, London, UK. Gallery-quality prints of this image are available on a choice of fine art papers with a selection of mats/frames, as well as on canvas, acrylic, aluminum and fine art cards. http://ronablack.com/featured/a-tintinara-rose-in-the-rain-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A moody view of Well Walk in Hampstead, London, UK. Gallery-quality prints of this monochrome photograph are available on a choice of fine art papers with a selection of mats/frames, as well as on canvas, acrylic, aluminum and fine art cards. http://ronablack.com/featured/gothic-hampstead-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 1 comment

A close-up photograph of a beautiful rust iris at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 in London. Iris was one of the most frequently used flowers in this year's display gardens at the event. http://ronablack.com/featured/chelsea-iris-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

The Shard and its sister building The Place, designed by Renzo Piano, make up part of the London Bridge Quarter development on the South Bank of the Thames. http://ronablack.com/featured/the-shard-and-the-place-london-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of gorgeous, sunlit tulips blooming in a multicolored garden at Salt Lake City's Temple Square. Gallery-quality giclee prints of "Radiant Purple Tulips" are available on a choice of fine art papers with a selection of mats/frames, as well as on canvas, acrylic, aluminum and fine art cards. http://ronablack.com/featured/radiant-purple-tulips-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of a beautiful calla lily in shades of Pantone's Color of the Year 2014 -- radiant orchid -- surrounded by lush green foliage. http://ronablack.com/featured/calla-lily-in-purple-ombre-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A photographic portrait of Mr. Charlie, now retired from a career as a therapy dog at Mass General Hospital. http://ronablack.com/featured/mr-charlie-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Magic Shell 2

by RonaBlack , February 22, 2014—01:36 PM

Topics: Rona Black Photography, abstract, acrylic prints, bold, colorful

Fine art prints of this bold, multicolored, abstract photograph are available on paper, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. http://ronablack.com/featured/magic-shell-2-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

'Blue Glow' Globe Thistle (echinops bannaticus) on a summer morning at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. http://ronablack.com/featured/globe-thistle-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of beautiful white and pink peonies in Middle Temple Garden, Inns of Court, London. ronablack.com/featured/rain-soaked-peonies-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A rose garden in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. Gallery-quality prints of "Rittenhouse Square Roses" are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. www.ronablack.com/featured/rittenhouse-square-roses-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Here is a bright yellow daylily cultivar called 'Majestic Move' which blooms twice each season. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/fancy-yellow-daylilies-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

The colorful Mardi Gras rose, hybridized by Keith Zary, was an All America Rose Selections winner in 2008. This macro photograph was taken at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. www.ronablack.com/featured/rose-mardi-gras-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of a Viola tricolor flower, also known as Johnny Jump Up and Heartsease. Photographed in Temple Square Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/sweet-violet-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

This pink beauty was one of the earliest roses to bloom this year in Salt Lake City. www.ronablack.com/featured/pink-rose-perfection-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

With a short bloom season normally, White Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba) didn't have much of a chance this year. They appeared one day and were gone the next. www.ronablack.com/featured/white-bleeding-hearts-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Wild iris flowers in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gallery-quality prints of "Wild Irises" are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. www.ronablack.com/featured/wild-irises-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in black and white. Gallery-quality prints of 'Bay Bridge' are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, aluminum and acrylic. www.ronablack.com/featured/bay-bridge-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

'Tulip Extended' is a close-up photograph of a vivid fuchsia tulip. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/tulip-extended-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Some of the hidden beauty of the natural world. Gallery-quality fine art prints of "Portrait of a Dandelion" are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. www.ronablack.com/featured/portrait-of-a-dandelion-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of a beautiful closed tulip against a bokeh background of vivid orange mature blooms. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gallery-quality fine art prints of "An Elegant Beginning" are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. www.ronablack.com/featured/an-elegant-beginning-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of an orange Icelandic poppy flower about to burst into full bloom. Taken in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/beautiful-ugly-rona-black.html www.ronablack 0 comments

Wonderblue, a French hybrid cultivar, is also known as Little Boy Blue Lilac. Its scent was non-existent last week when I took this photo, probably due to the fluctuating weather here in Salt Lake. www.ronablack.com/featured/shades-of-lilac-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of a brilliant fuchsia and white anemone flower. Taken in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A close-up photo of a sunlit young tulip revealing a glimpse of its bright pink future. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://fineartamerica 0 comments

The glass roof of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, PC. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Rosa 'Mission Bells' at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

This morning we had a visit from this red-tailed hawk, who has been hanging around Rittenhouse Square. He (I think it's a young male) may be related to the pair who nested for several years at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute: http://www.fi.edu/hawks/. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Bi-color yellow and fuchsia tulips photographed in Temple Square Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Five O'Clock Shadows is a view of downtown Philadelphia from Rittenhouse Square. We were scheduled to fly back to Salt Lake City yesterday but Hurricane Sandy will keep us here for a few more days. Took this photograph last week. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

Close-up photograph of the branches of a brilliant orange maple tree in Boston, Massachusetts. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Macro photograph of vivid purple and yellow pansies. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://ronablackphotography.wordpress.com 0 comments

Back in Philadelphia to visit my family and looking forward to hearing the Philadelphia Orchestra (where I used to work). Here is a shot of their beautiful hall, The Kimmel Center, designed by Rafael Vinoly, from my archives. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://ronablackphotography.wordpress.com 0 comments

While I was in Pasadena in May I loved seeing the flowering Blue Jacaranda all over the city. On a visit to the hills of Rancho Palos Verdes one day I was disappointed at first that the Jacaranda were not yet in bloom. Later in the evening, though, I thought the silhouette of this tree with its feathery leaves was quite beautiful. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://ronablackphotography.wordpress.com 0 comments

Here is another look at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Taken in the lobby of the third floor. I love the warmth of the woods and how they visually echo the sounds of the strings in the concert hall. http://rona-black.artistwebsites.com/featured/counterpoint-rona-black.html rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://ronablackphotography.wordpress.com 0 comments

Pernetiana Rose Autumn hybridized by L. B. Coddington, 1928. Photographed at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Here's a different perspective on the Huntington Botanical Gardens. This Agapanthus flower is shot against a backdrop of the Rose Garden which gives it that colorful bokeh. rona-black.artistwebsites.com

A beauty from The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. The Huntington Rose Garden is my second favorite rose garden in the world after Queen Mary's Gardens in London. The variety and quality of roses at The Huntington is stunning. More Huntington roses to come. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Here is another photo I took of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. I just love shooting this photogenic building. (Can a building be photogenic?) rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Abstract photograph taken in the atrium of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The Kimmel Center is home to The Philadelphia Orchestra which is exiting bankruptcy today. As a fan and former employee, I wish them all the best as they move forward. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Designed by Frank Gehry. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

An African White Iris photographed as the sun was setting. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly Dicentra spectabilis), this plant is also known as: old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus's car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman's trousers, or Lyre-flower. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Jacaranda Sunset was photographed in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

During a brief rain shower last week, I photographed this white Calla lily at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A closeup photograph of a colorful young tulip in Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at the Lion House Pantry at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

The Edge of Night is an abstract photograph of Salt Lake City light at sunset. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 2 comments

An abstract macro photograph of a pink and white variegated tulip. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 2 comments

The ornate wrought-iron railings of a brownstone in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Spring arrived early this year in Philadelphia; a blossoming magnolia tree at the Rodin Museum in mid-March. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 2 comments

An abstract of HL23, a 14-floor condominium tower adjacent to Manhattan's High Line at 23rd Street. Designed by Neil M. Denari Architects. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 2 comments

Vibrant orange poppies photographed in Temple Square garden, in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

Macro photograph of a variegated pink and white tulip, photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Showy purple and yellow Cattleya orchid flower at the Utah Society Orchid Show, held at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at the gardens of the Museum of Art in Philadelphia. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Narcissus and Tulips by Rona Black 2011. Photographed in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. This pretty close-up has quickly become one of my most popular tulip photos. It is now available as an acrylic print with a choice of mounting options. The high-gloss acrylic adds depth and an almost three-dimensional effect. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A natural spotlight on the inner workings of a tulip. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Inner Workings by Rona Black. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

First Frost was photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

A natural array of color produced by light refraction in the wing of a dragonfly. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Homegrown tomatoes from my friend's garden. They are as delicious as they look! www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Here three honey bees gather pollen in a crocus flower. This photograph was taken in early spring of 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Scientists continue to research colony collapse disorder and say that it likely has more than one cause, including fungal diseases and new viruses. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Black and white abstract photograph of windows at the entrance to the Tate Modern museum in London, UK. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

This black and white photograph of a single dandelion was taken in Salt Lake City, Utah. Circles of Life by Rona Black. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Water drops lined up on a blade of grass, with reflections of the morning sunlight. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

The flower of a lantana plant becomes more colorful as it matures. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

This abstract macro photograph shows the iridescence of a yellow iris flower. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Daisies

by RonaBlack , September 21, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: Daisies, Rona Black Photography, RonaBlack, daisy, floral, floral art print, flowers

Daisies at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Several stages in the life of a peony. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

An abstract photograph of one of the reflecting pools at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Japanese maple leaves blowing in the wind. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://fineartamerica 0 comments

Brilliant pink-orange poppies photographed in Nob Hill, San Francisco. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Macro photograph of a red and yellow lily. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

The emergence of green strawberries at the start of summer. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

This was one of many beautiful orchids at the Red Butte Garden orchid show, sponsored by the Utah Orchid Society. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

An abstract photograph of the sedimentary rock formation in Zion National Park. This unique geology is a combination of sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, shale and limestone. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Dragonfly in the Lavender Garden. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographers prefer to avoid bright, midday sunlight. Here in Salt Lake City I use the powerfully strong sun to my advantage in taking macro photographs. I'm constantly looking for the perfect angle at which to bring out the dramatic beauty in nature. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Sunrise over the Mountains was chosen by Utah.gov as the featured photo for the coming year. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Macro photograph of a pink and white Stargazer lily flower. I only wish there were a way to transmit the fragrance of this beautiful flower. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A variety of colorful flowers provided a pretty backdrop for these poppies, photographed in the Salt Lake Temple gardens. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

In June I spent a couple of weeks in Philadelphia, my hometown. This abstract photograph was taken in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Rain-soaked Peonies has become my best-selling image. It is the first of my photographs to have been purchased in every format offered: framed prints, stretched canvas prints and greeting cards. I found these beautiful flowers in London at the Middle Temple Garden of the Inns of Court in the spring of 2009. I've never seen any other like them. They were unusual both for their size and color; they were quite large and the color gradation included pink and yellow in the same bloom. Raindrops added to the unique presentation. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

I came upon this swallowtail butterfly as it was making its way through Salt Lake Temple garden at the end of tulip season. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Deep pink and yellow roses in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square looked their best in the first couple of days of June. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

I took this photograph in my sister-in-law's garden. Though it was cloudy during most of the afternoon I was there, every once in a while the sun would shine and I took advantage of those moments to try to capture this bloom in its best light. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

During a visit to Philadelphia last week I came across these beautiful pink hydrangea blooms at the entrance to Salon Royale Court on Spruce Street. By the following day they had faded and the petal edges were beginning to dry up and turn brown; the extreme heat had taken its toll. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund has planted 20,000 flags in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common to honor fallen Massachusetts service members. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of the double fuchsia buds of a Christmas cactus - Schlumbergera. Fine art prints available here: http://ronablack.com/featured/christmas-cactus-double-joy-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Snow melting on colorful autumn leaves; photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Art prints available here: http://ronablack.com/featured/seasonal-mix-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

A macro photograph of a colorful young alstroemeria flower budding in the Central Garden at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California. http://ronablack.com/featured/pretty-young-thing-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Homegrown tomatoes from my friend's garden. They are as delicious as they look! rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Rose cultivar Gertrude Raffel at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Hybridized and introduced in 1956 by Frank Raffel. http://ronablack.com/featured/deep-pink-beauty-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

A close-up photograph of eye-catching yellow and fuchsia roses in the three and a half acre rose garden at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. http://ronablack.com/featured/eye-candy-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

A color close-up of ripe peaches. Photographed with the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 lens, Leica's first Micro Four Thirds lens. http://ronablack.com/featured/peach-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments