Yesterday, I shared Part I of “Playing with Black and White” (Flowers). Today, as promised, I bring you Part II.
The second swap in the “A Thousand Words” group’s B&W photography series, “Black and White with a Touch of Color,” invited photographers to stretch their skill just a little further by keeping just one color in the photo.
Mahlermail sent three photos that did not stay in my possession long; my little one requested them for his nature album moments after I opened the envelope.
She captured the leaf in North Carolina while driving/riding the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s my favorite–an autumn leaf! 🙂
The owl picture was taken two years ago at a state park in the Houston, Texas area. Its eyes are so striking, I can’t imagine them “losing” their color.
Mahlermail was fortunate enough to catch this one in her own backyard. She describes the photo as “totally cute”–a spring baby bird being fed by its mama.
I sent my partner four or five photos. Here’s one of them:
I captured Melissa the Magnificent’s (the Program Coordinator in Academic Administration) beautiful red birthday roses on my iPad. They’ve gone through several different post-processes. I haven’t figured out which one I love the most, so I’m always looking for opportunities to use them in swaps. I’m a little proud of this shot since it shows a bit of improvement in my rose photography.
The quote is borrowed from the opening lines of John Keats’ poem, “Endymion.”
Here’s another of the shots I sent my partner–
This photo is part of a “My New Orleans” collection of photos that I’ve been building for the last few years. I captured it while my sister, son, niece, and I strolled through the French Quarter one summer afternoon. I cheated a little by keeping more than one color, so I sent this one an extra. Don’t you just l-o-v-e this dress?
I also played around with fish, flowers, leaves, stained glass, street art, and bird berries.
Some of these were a “miss”–they lost something they needed when most of the color was removed. But I enjoyed playing around with them. The fun thing about keeping a little color in B&W photos is deciding which color helps the photo make a statement.
I’ll post the third part–“Buildings in Black and White“–tomorrow, or the next day.