Some Flowers
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    Some Flowers

    by Plays with Light » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:16 pm

    Some flowers from a walk at Belair National Park last week, when the weather was severely overcast and gloomy. All were taken with my walkabout lens, the Canon 24-105mm, with me trying to get the most out of an f/4 aperture as I could.

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    Re: Some Flowers

    by W G » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:56 pm

    Alex, I applaud the bold move to take on flora without being seducedby colour. But I suggest it is well worth while keeping in mind that a B&W is not a colour shot with the colour simply turned off. A very simple pitfall with the way digital operates. In B&W you really need to at least think in black & white. Let Google be your friend and look at some of the gems from the likes of Albert Renger-Patszch or even Robert Mapplethorpe. You'll see that they gravitate to the inherent elements of nature's structure, pettern, form and texture.
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    Re: Some Flowers

    by Plays with Light » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:20 pm

    W G wrote:Alex, I applaud the bold move to take on flora without being seducedby colour. But I suggest it is well worth while keeping in mind that a B&W is not a colour shot with the colour simply turned off. A very simple pitfall with the way digital operates. In B&W you really need to at least think in black & white. Let Google be your friend and look at some of the gems from the likes of Albert Renger-Patszch or even Robert Mapplethorpe. You'll see that they gravitate to the inherent elements of nature's structure, pettern, form and texture.

    I will admit these were all hurried shots, Walter, as I was part of a group walk when I captured them all and was holding up the group along the way as a result of my having a camera with me.

    Thinking in B&W for me is all about the form, shape, pattern and texture, however, none of these were explicitly taken with B&W in mind. It was an afterthought (in treatment) to the prettiness/tenderness I was attracted to initially and I think that shows.

    Have Googled the two fellows you mentioned and fell in love with their imagery, yet more for the inspiration pile! Thanks for that.
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    Re: Some Flowers

    by W G » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:20 am

    I have always had dificulty coming to terms with fitting my snapping in with groups of non-partisan companions. I understand your dilemma but feel zero envy. I am coming to the reality that, for me, photography as a serious pursuit is a solitary enclave, best achieved on my 4x5 and film. Anything else can happen on the ubiquitous iPhone.
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