Black and White Sunday

The wyvern-topped Baroque-styled gate commissioned by Lady Powis in 1912. Join Paula for more Black and White Sunday treats. Advertisements

Macro Monday #18

(click to enlarge to full size) I found this tiny decaying flower / petal whilst tidying up the pots at the weekend. Only 0.5cm diameter it is tiny. As it was a windy day I brought it inside and placed it on a black cloth to photograph.

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. 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…

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.) My final offering is a low key edit of a pure white arum lily. Because this flower was growing in…

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.) Finding a strong shape is one of the criterion for what could be an interesting black and white conversion, but…

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.) Lysichiton camschatcensis or Asian skunk cabage – I was attracted to this grouping because of the unusual green and white colouration with…

garden photography: monochrome

Well it is February and the start of a new theme. If you want to add a new dynamic to your photography then try adding pattern, form and texture. Often converting an image to black and white brings out something of interest, be it patterns or textures, that somehow get overlooked by colour. You can use…