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.

black and white

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.

garden photography: monochrome

In February I am looking for Monochrome

(black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.)

arum-lily

My final offering is a low key edit of a pure white arum lily. Because this flower was growing in a very shady spot it was fairly easy to remove any background distractions so as to focus purely on the flowing shape of the flower.

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it FebruaryMonochrome
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in March.
  • Please visit the sites linked in the comments to see what others are posting.

This is the last week for showing me your monochromatic images. Next week I am looking for wildlife in the garden. Thanks to everyone who joined in with the monochrome challenge, it has been wonderful to see how you interpreted this somewhat difficult challenge and I appreciate all your entries and all the comments left on mine.

(and I am linking this particular post to Paula’s Black and White Sunday, which this week comes from guest blogger Sue Judd with the brief of ‘negative space’. Please take a look.)

garden photography: monochrome

garden photography: monochrome

In February I am looking for Monochrome

(black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.)

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Finding a strong shape is one of the criterion for what could be an interesting black and white conversion, but also consider the background. You want something that enables that shape to stand out and be noticed. In this particular example I was struck by the contrast of the sharp spiky yucca leaves against the circular leaded windows above. The perimeter of those leaves echo the circular shape which may have been an unconscious perception that led to the composition of this image. I also used a slight pencil sketch effect to add texture to the image.

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it FebruaryMonochrome
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in March.
  • Please visit the sites linked in the comments to see what others are posting.