Our daughter visited on Monday night, with a delicious massaman curry, and these flowers from her garden. They are a weed in parts of New Zealand, especially the West Coast. where they naturalise easily. All parts of them are poisonous. Maybe that is why they seem to be associated with funerals in New Zealand. My mother doesn’t like them at all, but we do. They are called Arum lilies, but strictly speaking they are not a lily, according to Google. In Western Australia we saw them naturalised below gum trees, in huge swathes in paddocks. The white lilies looked really beautiful against the green paddocks. I wonder if the Australians think of them as associated with funerals too. I simply took the image as they were, arranged in a tall vase, against the dark blind, then converted it in NIK Silver FX Pro 2, and played around with the sliders and control points to darken the background and lift the flowers a little.
Each week I'll publish a new image as part of a joint Project 52, with my friend in the USA. We both make an image every week, and send them to each other. We are now in the 2nd year of this project. We find it challenging, stimulating and fun. Life should be fun.