I little patch of paradise.

Black And White Photography, Photography, Rico Rodriguez

Buzz1024Practicing again with Macro tubes in the most perfect location in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens are stunning for this stuff with such a wide range of wildlife and flowers, and it’s beautiful too.

Black Eyed Susan

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Black Eyed Susan In Black and White

Black Eyed Susan In Black and White

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C. S.

Back! With New Gear!

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

This is my first post since being out of commission these last 2 months.  I’m now 2 weeks out from surgery and getting back to health.  Big Thanks to Joe for covering for me!  I’m also thankful to Joe for helping me purchase my new Fuji X-T3.  I have literally taken 8 clicks of the shutter and have much to explore about this new camera.  So excited!

More Scenes From the Bed

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

While quite literally stuck at home on bedrest, I have limited opportunities for photography OR things of interest to photograph.  Some kind friends dropped by these flowers today, and they cheered me in general AND because of Monochromia

Fence with irises

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Fence with irises© Steven Willard

This is one of those situations where the eye sees differently from the camera. From the car, I saw the white iris blossoms separate from the white pickets and the stone corner post, both of which I have photographed before under different conditions. The trick of the eye, however, was that I managed to isolate the blossoms from the background at least until I got out of the car with my camera and looked through the viewfinder. At that point it was obvious that the blossoms were going to be lost against the background. My eyes had tricked me. It reminded me of all the portraits I had made with phone poles coming out of the subjects heads.

Well, I went ahead and took the picture anyway, knowing that it wasn’t going to work. The strange thing is that It kind of does anyway. That, I didn’t expect. It is as though, being familiar with the blossoms, and the pickets, and the stone, my mind could separate them, make order out of disorder. Does that make sense?

Olympus OMD-EM1MkII with Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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