Low Key

Paula’s black and white Sunday this week is all about Low Key Photography where almost everything except for the subject is black. It makes the viewer focus on the subject.

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The Anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower (Flamingo Lily) or Tail Flower.  The red, heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow.

Isolating the flower and removing the colour emphasises the shape of the spathe.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A perfect subject for low key!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, glad you like it Gilly.

  2. Sonel says:

    An excellent shot Jude. Lovely lighting and shadows. 😀 ♥

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sonel 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    Nice one, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sue. I wish I had time to seek out something new. Maybe later I will come back to this.

  4. Paula says:

    Classic capture. A masculine flower 🙂

  5. Dina says:

    Lovely shot, Jude.

  6. kayrpea61 says:

    Might be interesting to try this with our white anthurium, Jude – something for a rainy day perhaps? 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      The white should work very well. This was a pinkish/red one. My arum lily a couple of weeks back was also low key.

  7. It looks quite menacing. It would make a good villain.

  8. Sue Slaght says:

    It’s a lovely image Jude. I haven’t done any black and white photography really. A whole new way to see subjects.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is more challenging Sue, but tends to make you consider the subject and light more carefully. Of course this was taken in colour and converted. Some photos convert well, others don’t but it is fun to experiment.

  9. A perfect example, Jude.

  10. restlessjo says:

    It does! 🙂 🙂 All packed and good to go? Here’s wishing you ‘happy new home’, Jude! All that planning come to fruition. 🙂

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