This week Paula’s asks us to show her a black & white photo and the colour original from which is has been converted. This is another ‘over the garden fence and across the field’ shot – sundowner foxgloves and corn cockle seed heads.
35 thoughts on “After & Before: Black & White Sunday”
The mood is quite different. I love towering plants. I thought you had to go belly down but then I read it is one of those over the fence photos. Nice work, Tish. Thank you very much.
You’re most welcome, and no, I don’t often go belly down these days. Too much effort to get up again 🙂
I can relate to that.
I like the two for comparison – has such a peaceful, late summer feel
The B&W version is more intriguing, on my opinion…..More mysterious and hiding secrets ….
Both beautiful, anyway!
I prefer the B & W too. There’s a sort of a hint of another dimension/reality.
beautiful in black
Thank you, Sanjeet 🙂
I do love the black and white…there is an atmospheric quality to it that seems lacking in the colour print. Thank you and enjoy another mini heatwave…Janet:)
One wonders how that happens, Janet – the colour version lacking the same atmosphere. It must say something about the way our perception receptors function – the b & w somehow conveying more information/subtlety/shades of meaning. And yes, we are promised heat, though today seems v. autumnal in Shropshire. And dull.
So interesting to see the two together! I think the B&W captures the cloud formations better, and better captures a mood.
It is interesting, isn’t it. It seems counter-intuitive – that the b & w has more depth somehow.
There’s something very compelling about the stark and intense contrast between light and dark.
This exercise is always so fascinating, it just amazes me that the same image can produce such different feelings.
It’s rather magical, Charlie. A bit like alchemy, but with photos 🙂
The focal in the photograph seems to shift from the foliage to the sky.
I like the B & W very much. Who knew???
I can spend hours converting images to B & W. Some of the transformations are really most unexpected. So yes, who knew indeed, Isadora. Endless fun 🙂
I’m beginning to enjoy B & W more and more. I’ve been playing with conversions too. Next step, take the photos in B&W.
I like them both. 🙂 Just read a fiction book you might find interesting, Tish, about elephant, rhino poaching and corruption in Kenya : “White Bone”, by Ridley Pearson. He’s pledging 20% of any royalties or monies from film right to supporting those who work to stop poaching and lists some groups he worked with and knows to be good.
That should have said “elephant and rhino poaching.”
Thanks for the book info, Janet. Much appreciated.
I actually like it both ways. More dramatic in black & white, but the dark tall weeds against that bright blue sky is also great.
Something I almost never do but I love the result in this case, Tish. High drama! 🙂 There have been some lovely cloud formations lately. I’m amassing a few. For a rainy day 🙂
Yes, there’s definitely much interesting activity in the sky these days. Cloud watching could become my profession. I don’t know if it’s my age, and I’m noticing the sky more, or whether things are truly going on up there as never before.
That’s a troubling thought! I’m a confirmed early morning sky watcher. (and any other time I can get away with it 🙂 )
We must keep watching then 🙂
B & W has an element of intensity to it that makes me pay attention. Perhaps it is because I cannot see all the detail int he shadows and so I am more alert to the whole.
That’s an interesting take, Claudette – the raised alertness. Making me think of all those stunning old Film Noir movies. They would lose their edge in colour, and the shadows put us on our mettle.
Interesting both ways…In the black amd white photo, the flowers look like skyscrapers. Very dramatic.
Amd = and
Sorry for typo
Thanks for commenting. Typos seem determined to happen no matter what 🙂