Friday, January 20, 2006

The Look

3 Comments:

Blogger Myself said...

Shot with a homemade lightbox and a blue background, worked on the flowers in Channel Mixer, then, adjusted the hue for a sepia tone.
I've been thinking about B&W lately - why I've been more and more attracted to it. Photography is light captured on film. Vision is light reflected off subjects to the eyes. The essence of seeing is light.
In monotone photography, all you see is light and dark. There is no distraction of color - just the range from black to white in different shades of gray. Ansel Adams used a system which categorized the different shades of gray from black and white on a scale of 1 to 10. Here you see that - absolute black background, midtones on the stem, highlights on the petals, resulting in form, texture, and personality.
Not that color is wrong, but B&W is more basic, simple, and essential.
The more photographs I make, the more I gravitate toward it.

20.1.06  
Blogger Natty said...

I definitely agree with you on black and white photography. There's something about the contrast of black and white and all the shades of gray in between.

I really like this photo, especially the tones and detail around the petals' tips. It's a very sensual image.

24.1.06  
Anonymous susan B. said...

so lovely.

28.1.06  

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