Monday, February 18, 2008

Black and White

One of my favorite ideas is to take photos of landscape subjects as black and white images. These are images of Clintonia borealis, also called Blue Bead Lily. In real life, this forest carpet was a tapestry of brilliant greens. But colour can distract, whereas black and white allows focus on the qualities of the subject itself.

This distance shot emphasizes pattern, texture and value (contrast).

This close-up shows texture and is also a good illustration of form and rythym.

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