I am participating in Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class and have so enjoyed her posts, her tutorials, and her generosity (beyond compare). This week it is all about b&w....I admire other's b&w work, but I tend to think in color when I take photos...so it is always a struggle for me to think in b&w and what will look good in b&w. Tracey Clark is offering a b&w class over at Big Picture Classes that I am very tempted to take to get more comfortable with this medium. Do you know how difficult it is for me to change a beautiful soft orange ranunculus into a b&w with no color....it is like rubbing chalk on a blackboard, but sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by the results.
I really did (promise I did) like this when I converted this beauty into a b&w with soft brown tones. I am thinking I might enlarge this and hang it in my husband's room. Linking this to Kim's Texture Tuesday Next week her challenge is b&w. so look's like I jumped the gun a wee bit this week, but then I always was a little before my time kinda girl.
This I thought was kinda interesting because of the different textures....I took this in Arizona (ofcourse I took this in Arizona...see the cactus, you don't find containers full of cactus in Chicago)
And this one I took here the Saturday before I left on my trip to Arizona. I love the light and the little circles of bokeh. Between this and the pic above is about 1750 miles....the differences are amazing.
This I captured in my daughter's small garden. Poor St. Francis, he is certainly showing his age.
So that's it....my little venture into b&w....more next week.
"Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person." ~ Arthur Gordon
Until next time.....