Tuesday, May 8, 2012

there is mystery


Like Lindsey, when I think of Spring, I think of color being reborn into the world. Where I live in the Midwest of the United States, winter is fairly desolate, a colorless void. Thus, I look forward to the bursts of pink and green, the sprouts of yellow and purple, emerging from their hibernating slumber. So as I delved into "Spring in B&W," I started to notice something all together different. 

Black and white photography brings a totally different mood to the image and moment being captured. Compared to the eye candy of my last post, my photo today feels (and tastes!) very different. What intrigues me most about "Spring in B&W"is that it brings about a sense of mystery. I couldn't help but wonder what lies behind that ivy-covered window as I photographed this building. Similarly, in SuperDewa's dreamy Polaroid photo, what lies at the end of this tree-lined lane?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on looking at Spring through black and white. What do you notice? Did you see a mystery, too?

Meghan of Life Refocused

in between 
in between by SuperDewa

6 comments:

Deirdre Malfatto said...

Oh, thank you Meghan! Black & white is hard for me to wrap my head around. Seeing it as a way to bring out the mystery in spring is a beautiful way to look at it.

Deirdre Malfatto said...

Oh, and I like the mystery in your photo, too!

Meghan @ Life Refocused said...

Thanks, Deirdre. Your photo is gorgeous and mysterious.

urban muser said...

i have found myself taking lots of BW pictures this spring even with all the amazing colors just begging to be memorialized. i think you can appreciate the detail so much more in BW. i love these 2 photos and agree there is a sense of mystery!

Holly ~ Soupatraveler said...

its funny, i am such a color seeker but there are somethings that just scream black and white...and the change of seasons seems to be one of them

Kirstin said...

That air of mystery is just wonderful in both of these shots. They look as if they could be the beginning and the end of a story. Love.

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