Wednesday, August 25, 2010

black and white flower love


Do you surf the Mortal Muse flickr pool? Just take your time and look at all the photos, really look at them? I am continually inspired by the photography shared there. I spent time Sunday evening catching up on submissions to the pool. A glass of wine in hand and a new Dave Matthews CD playing in the background. Bliss for the senses.

I will admit that this black and white challenge is truly a challenge for me. I don’t think to shoot in B&W. I love looking at B&W shots, especially film B&W, but seeing in black and white isn’t how I work.
I shoot a lot of flowers, and am usually drawn to their color. But oh how I fell in love with night flower  by Staci Lee {ragamuffinview} when I saw it in the pool. By taking color out of the shot, attention is focused on the delicate texture of the petals. Sooo beautiful.

night flower

I had a few shots in mind for this prompt, but nothing really worked out like I intended. When I saw night flower I remembered that I had a similar shot still on the card in my camera. I really like the way it turned out in black and white.
Thanks Muse peeps for inspiring me to see outside the ‘color’ box.

♥ maureen

8 comments:

gibknitty said...

these are both beautiful. you're right, you can really notice the detail in the petals when it's in B&W.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I love how B&W makes that flowers seem even more delicate. I recently did a b&w of a daisy and really liked the feel of it. :)

April said...

so so beautiful!

Brooke said...

I too find it hard, well not hard but I don't think to shoot in black and white. when I first took up photography in High School I only shot in black in white...both these shots are great, nice choice

Ashley Sisk said...

I think these are beautiful...and you're right, I don't think in b/w either...but I think it's fun to play with my post processing.

blue elephant photography said...

these are indeed beautiful and delicate looking =)

Kirstin Mckee said...

Both are such exquisite pictures.

Jamie said...

I never think to do flowers in B&W but both examples show I need to open my mind a bit, so beautiful

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