Datura: the (light and) dark side

One can see why artists through the years have been (and continue to be) so enthralled by the datura (aka Angel Trumpet).

Fleshly folds

Fleshly folds

It’s so obviously and blatantly sensual. And if I had processed these images “normally” as opposed to daguerreotype, you’d see how starkly white the blooms appear against the green leafy background.

Deep desire

Deep desire

But where’s the fun in color, when such a powerful effect can be derived from b&w interpretations?

Dew on satin

Dew on satin

Add a morning spring shower, just enough to give a dewey effect to the smooth white surface, and you’ve got something work shooting, over and over again until you come up with something wonderful.


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