Studies in Yellow (Four Photographs)

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I was not sure how to title this post. The object was to see how to best handle yellow highlights in B&W. The variety of wild flowers is amazing and I have had my luck with shooting various varieties. I am increasingly interested in B&W, and I think these photos work very well. I have included the color shots just to show the starting point for the conversions.




11 responses

  1. Converting yellow to B&W is always tricky where you have a green background. Most things we think of as green cross into the yellow space of the colour wheel so its hard to separate them out. Looks like you nailed it.


    November 6, 2016 at 5:36 am

  2. Both flowers still pop out well because of the contrast, but I feel also both lose more than they gain from going to b&w.


    November 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

  3. The B&W seem so much more crisp. I esp. like the first one!


    November 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

  4. Color overwhelms the geometry and form of a subject–when going to black and white, you are saying something completely different, and it becomes a study in contrast, composition, and tone. With flowers, it becomes especially hard to do it right–flowers are forgiving when the color draws your eye, and terribly unforgiving in black and white. You are embarking on a worthy project. And you’ve made a good start!


    November 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    • Thank you. Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing how this goes.


      November 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm

  5. wonderful photography..!!


    November 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm

  6. I like the first one in color and the second one in black and white.


    November 8, 2016 at 1:28 pm

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