Saturday, August 1, 2009

Monochromatic Melancholy

Yesterday marked my first attempt to shoot monochrome with the new camera. I am extremely pleased with how these turned out. I hope you enjoy them as well.

The first is one of my favorites. I love the cascading effect of the petals going out of focus to the edges.


This next one is best at full-size. I found my eye wandering over the edge of each petal; for me it had the same entrancing feeling as watching ripples move across water, or waves on the ocean.


I don't believe I could have posed these four roses any more attractively:


This final pictures is Gary's favorite, a timeless rosebud.


I would greatly appreciate your feedback... do any of these pictures speak to you?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Photoshop? or using the camera settings for b/w?

Really nice exposure. I like the first image the best. The dark edges of the pedals create a natural vignette. The whites of the pedals draw your eye out from the center, while the busy center of the bud, brings you back in.

So when's round two?!

-Brandon

Jean said...

Beauiful! And it can be fun with Picassa or Photoshop to just color one rose (as in the last 2 pics).

Mom

anjelica said...

I love the first one. Nice work!

caljoy said...

Good work, who knew that a flower could look good in B&W? I like the first one for exactly the reasons you wrote, BUT the last single rose really got to me. I liked how the inside which is still tight popped out at me and the couple of petals that have unfolded showed that dappled effect which comes out beautifully in B&W can't wait to see more kiddo

Stacy said...

Beautiful - I want them for my desktop and I want to know what camera you finally chose. I want a new one before I move to Alaska where I expect to have lots to take photos of.