I grew this Tree Lily in a pot in the greenhouse. Bulbs I purchased in spring came to fruition: 5 strong 4ft tall stems each carrying a half-dozen huge oriental-type lilies in mid August. Each flower is at least 6 inches across and hangs face-down. Their recurved petals have beautiful ruffled edges.
After photographing them I wanted to bring out their beauty as a series of art-images to really show off their form. In the photo editor I reduced the contrast significantly and brightened the darker areas of the photos to create the following rather dreamy images. A consequence of this is that they have lost some of the deep crimson of their inner petals: reality sacrificed in the name of art. Enjoy the images, just don’t base any purchasing decisions on the overly-softened colours portrayed here!
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