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A macro photograph of sunlit, Japanese maple leaves in Salt Lake City, Utah. http://ronablack.com/featured/dancing-japanese-maple-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A photographic abstract of the roof of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, PC. http://ronablack.com/featured/stairway-to-heaven-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of a beautiful purple and orange poppy flower in Queen Mary's Gardens, Regent's Park, London. http://ronablack.com/featured/1-poppy-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

"Grace" is a monochrome photograph of a sunlit Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus) flower in full bloom. www.ronablack.com/featured/grace-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Rain falling on a Japanese red maple tree in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

This agapanthus flower was practically glowing under the mid-afternoon sun in San Francisco. Though its varying shades of purple and lavender were beautiful, the resulting photo is more dramatic in black and white because of the light. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Variegated tulips fascinate me. They appear in many color combinations here in Salt Lake City. To see more of my collection of tulip photographs, visit www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Romantic Tulips

by RonaBlack , May 8, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: Rona Black, RonaBlack, floral, flowers, love, photography, red, tulips

Love by Rona Black. Prints available on paper and canvas. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Interior Design by Rona Black. Yesterday it snowed again here in Salt Lake City for what I can only hope will be the last time this season. This crocus emerged close to the beginning of spring, during the last week of March. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

First Prize by Rona Black. This Masdevallia Machu Micchu orchid took first prize in its category at the Utah Orchid Society's spring show held last week at Red Butte Garden. Though it was snowing outside, the flower-filled Orangerie gave off a whiff of spring. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

During a snow shower in Salt Lake City on Monday, I used a Leica Macro 45mm f/2.8 lens to shoot this macro. http://rona-black.artistwebsites.com/featured/falling-snowman-rona-black.html. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

I took this photograph outside of the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library. Architect: Moshe Safdie and Associates. Giclee prints on paper or stretched canvas available in a variety of sizes: http://rona-black.artistwebsites.com/featured/reflections-at-the-library-rona-black.html. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

One of my favorite places in Salt Lake City is Red Butte Garden. I took this shot of globe thistle in the morning when the light was breathtaking. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Giclee print on paper or canvas. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Reflection, 2009 This represents somewhat of a departure from my typical abstract photography. Until now I've most often kept with a nature theme, sticking to macro abstracts of flowers and plants. This is a cropped photo of one of the reflecting pools at the Salt Lake City Library. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults

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

Rainy Day Leaves It just so happens that this year's Fall season in Salt Lake is turning out to be one of the most colorful in recent memory. The other day, a woman who has lived here for many decades told me she'd never seen so much orange in the changing leaves. I took this macro photograph while it was raining and the color is probably more vivid that it would have been had the sun been shining. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 1 comment

A Peek Inside, 8" _ 8" Much of the photography I do is extremely close up or macro. While shooting, some details are visible, but quite often the intricacies of line and color are not apparent. In this macro photograph of the interior of a red tulip, I was unable to see the purple tones or the dew on the yellow flower bud until the image was developed. As happens quite often with macro photography, the final result was a bit of a surprise. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

rain soaked peonies, 2009 11" _ 15" Roses weren't the only flowers I spent time photographing in London. I found these peonies in the Middle Temple Garden at the Inns of Court. As in every garden in London in May and June, there were also roses in abundance, but I usually went to Queen Mary's Gardens in Regent's Park for those. These were unusual both for their size and color; they were quite large and the color gradation included pink and yellow in the same bloom. www.ronablack.com http://www.activesearchresults 2 comments

roses after the rain, 2009 13.2" _ 11" Flowers with water drops are often very appealing and fun to photograph. In the right light, water can add sparkle or a glint that brightens an otherwise dull bloom. Occasionally you can catch more than light in a raindrop; the many colors of a bed of roses and its surroundings, including the blue of the sky, show up in this refraction. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 1 comment

Starting Out, 2009 Queen Mary's Gardens in London's Regent's Park boasts some of the most beautiful roses in the world. I was there in May when most varieties were at their peak. It was wonderful to be able to visit almost daily and record their growth; the colors from bud to full bloom were spectacular. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

One Raindrop Salt Lake City's Temple Square gardens during the summer are filled with standard-issue flowers and plants -- nothing too exotic or interesting -- because the conditions aren't suited to the roses or tulips we have at other times of the year. These ornamental peppers are an exception; they're vibrant and interestingly shaped and became the perfect subject for a macro photograph. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

After Rodchenko, 2009. 27" x 36" A photograph with minimal color can be as striking as one in full color. Here the light coming through the windows at the Tate Modern in London provides depth and dimension. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults

Queen Mary's Roses Just back from a seven-week stay in London and was surprised by the abundance of flowers. I had been planning on spending time in the acclaimed Queen Mary's rose gardens in Regent's Park, but was unaware of all of the other flowers in bloom in May and June. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

An abstract close-up photograph of a sunlit bright-green plant leaf. Fine art prints on a variety of substrates available here: http://ronablack.com/featured/turning-a-new-leaf-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

A square-format close-up photograph of a trio of honeybees pollinating a white crocus. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Art prints and home decor accessories available here: http://ronablack.com/featured/at-work-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Prize-winning pink-yellow Phalaenopsis orchids at the Spring Orchid Show, held at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. Available as a Giclee fine art print, on paper or canvas. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults.com

This tulip was photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Giclee print available on paper and stretched canvas, in a variety of sizes. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults.com 0 comments