Friday, February 5, 2010

Roses -- A Different Perspective

I think some images are more interesting in black and white, especially those of roses. Here are a few of my rose photos from which I have removed the color. I have included the original color photos at the end.

While writing this post, I was trying to decide which I liked better ... the color or the black and white version. But as I studied the photos, I realized that it's like comparing apples and oranges. Sometimes it's just fun to see pictures from a different perspective, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're better than the original photos ... just different. See what you think!

I couldn't find the original color photo of this rosebud. But even the sepia tone gives it a totally different look from the black and white version.


Tonja said...

Definitely the B/W. I love the subtle tones of gray and black and white...beautiful.

For some reason, roses have never really captured my fancy like most people. I think they are very pretty, and I love a big bouquet of them...just not my fav.

However...your photos are amaing, as usual!

Deb said...

oh the black and white ones are so great you really notice all the detail...then you see them in color and you notice all the shades of the colors...great post...

Beth at Aunties said...

Hello my friend,

I did notice the details of the roses without color, then my heart skipped a beat to them in their full beauty that God has created. I love color! It makes me happy:)
I am looking forward to reading about the purple cow! :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I have to say i love both equal. The B/W are they best way to study light and shadows and the colors help with the tones and hues.
Great collection.

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Picket said...

Hey girl...they are all just gorgeous..but the black and white let you see all the beautiful detail and you're not distracted by the color...It will be wonderful to just see some blooming roses this Spring! Hope all is well with you sweetie and that you are having a great weekend...~Picket~

Merisi said...

I love black and white!
I have studied black and white photography, done my own developing and printing and was very sorry when I moved to Vienna and could not find an affordable way to continue to work with analog pictures.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh, these pictures are gorgeous !