for the first time i found i had a difficult choice of images today. two very different ones that i liked almost equally. this one's pretty bland, but it's delicate and as far as i'm concerned it's the best picture of a magnolia i can take (heh, that sounds like a challenge...). the other one i felt was a stronger image but would benefit from some more work. so i can revisit it another day, when i'm feeling technically inclined, or when the light's more interesting and hopefully get more out of it.