Tulips in B&W (Three Photographs)

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When I started out in photography and looked at the work of many other photographers, a lot of the B&W work stood out. For many reasons I had better access to color film and as a result never got comfortable with B&W. Digital has changed the equation. Now with Raw files we can look at a photograph and decide which looks better. The element that was missing was shooting for B&W and learning what works best in it (a longer discussion is to be had on what elements in a photograph lend themselves to B&W). The impact of tulips is their color but they are also objects of shape, form and contrast and in B&W that is where the impact lies.



12 responses

  1. Great idea, to show tulips in B&W. These are outstanding photos.


    January 6, 2017 at 7:08 am

  2. Very nice. I especially like the last one, it accents the tulip form and left me wondering what color the tulip had been.

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    January 6, 2017 at 8:47 am

  3. The form of the individual is really accentuated with the B&W. Beautiful!


    January 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

  4. Nice photos


    January 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

  5. I come to black and white from the opposite direction. My early film work was predominately black and white. I enjoy good color photography, but often, I find that the color can be distracting. My motto is process in B&W unless the color adds to the photo.

    Why do I love black and white? Those tones! The simplicity. The ability to highlight textures. the contrasts between light and dark. So many reasons.

    Your black and whites are wonderful. Most people wouldn’t think of of shooting flowers in black and white. However as you have shown, they can be perfect for black and white. You see delicate tones that are often lost in color.

    Great work.


    January 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    • Thank you. B&W is certainly becoming more interesting for me. A lot to discover.

      Liked by 1 person

      January 7, 2017 at 7:44 pm

  6. That’s amazing


    January 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

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