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.
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.
19 thoughts on “Low Key”
A perfect subject for low key!
Ah, glad you like it Gilly.
An excellent shot Jude. Lovely lighting and shadows. 😀 ♥
Thanks Sonel 🙂
Nice one, Jude!
Thanks Sue. I wish I had time to seek out something new. Maybe later I will come back to this.
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Classic capture. A masculine flower 🙂
Lovely shot, Jude.
Might be interesting to try this with our white anthurium, Jude – something for a rainy day perhaps? 😀
The white should work very well. This was a pinkish/red one. My arum lily a couple of weeks back was also low key.
It looks quite menacing. It would make a good villain.
It’s a lovely image Jude. I haven’t done any black and white photography really. A whole new way to see subjects.
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.
A perfect example, Jude.