Innocence of Admiration

Black And White Photography

“There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Innocence of Admiration

Innocence of Admiration in Black and White

ss 1/640 f 5.6  ISO 400 60mm macro

white backdrop, natural light – full sun, manual settings, manual focus

You guessed it!  The Gerber Daisy represents innocence in the Victorian language of flowers.  To see this flower in color, visit my blog at Robyn Graham Photography. I would love to hear which you prefer – color or black and white.  Do you find the Gerber Daisy worthy of admiration in the absence of color?

Have a fabulous weekend!

11 thoughts on “Innocence of Admiration

  1. Robyn, I was prepared to like your color photo better, and though I do love the burst of color, I was surprised by my ultimate decision that I actually prefer the B&W version. The details are so soft and beautiful, with no distraction of the color. I have to admit that I did find myself wondering if my decision would have been different if the flower had been a white daisy with a yellow center (I absolutely love yellow) 😉 So much fun to discover that flowers really do not need to be shot in color to be fully appreciated. Well done!


  2. There are a lot of people that think you have to take flower pictures in colour. Your shot is a fine example for not doing so. Well done.


  3. Robyn, there is just something about the absence of color that I love (and I do love the color of flowers, especially a daisy). The color version is beautiful, too, but this one really captivates.
    And that quote … love it!


  4. Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words. I truly appreciate you taking time to comment and am thrilled to know you liked the image! Enjoy the weekend!


  5. I’ve always been a fan of black and white floral shots, even though I mostly shoot them in colour (tends to be what clients prefer). This is quite nice, Robyn, and certainly this Gerber daisy looks equally beautiful in monochrome!


  6. I like it in color also but for me in black and white this image has such wonderful creamy softness, it’s even better this way. So beautiful Robyn! Have a great weekend! 🙂


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