Today, I feel the need to go back to my roots with a mini black and white photography study. I can’t express the overall satisfaction I feel when looking at a nice, contrasty black and white image. Yes, I love color just as much as the next person, however, if that color does not help convey your message or get your point across, then it serves as a distraction.
The simplicity and delicate nature of the flowers, along with the detail of the spider’s web can be seen here. This image in color, while still beautiful, hid these details.
The next 2 images attempt to focus on the light coming through the translucent leaves, creating whole new layers of texture that are lost if left in color. Focus on the shadowing effect created, along with seeing the details of the veins and other characteristics of the leaves.
Please, let me know what you think. I would love to hear some opinions regarding color vs. black & white.