|Dahlia Duo by Stephanie Funke|
In the most recent Light Space & Time Online Gallery "Botanicals" competition, this image was awarded Honorable Mention in the digital media category. Be sure to visit the following link and take a look at some remarkable pieces of art by some talented individuals. www.lightspacetime.com/current-online-juried-art-exhibition
In mid-August at the Dubuque (Iowa) Arboretum I took these photos. With an expansive garden full of these blooming beauties, you can imagine I spent quite a bit of time trying to capture their simple elegance. These particular dahlias were orange in color with a yellow center; however, when I converted the image to black and white it was striking and I immediately knew they would remain as such.