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Enjoying the Layers of a Black & White Photography

This week, the Daily Post Photography Challenge is layered.  I happened to trip upon that challenge today, just as I was hoping to return to my blog and post a few black and white photographs from the gardens.  What rarely happens… is that I feel that both topics collided to become one.


I seriously think that I do not spend enough time trying to take black and white photographs.  I need to do it more often.   It may seem odd, but just as color bring some aspects of an image to life, I feel that equally so do black and white photographs.  There are aspects of a photograph that are easily lost behind the bold, bright colors of life and many of the nuances are unobserved or overlooked.


When looking at these photos, I cannot help but notice the layers of meaning that these photographs hold for me.  I notice the curves a little more, I witness the shadows, and I observe details that otherwise would have been silent in a color photograph.  In most cases, I almost feel as if I can touch the image and sense what it is like – whether smooth, or wrinkled, soft or rough.  While images similarly taken in color are equally beautiful – some things just stand out more in these.  I sigh when I witness their beauty…












Submitted by The Daily Post Photography Challenge: Layered


Other Fabulous Posts on This Prompt:

The Changing Palette


Graham’s Island

Light Words

Travel & Tale

Musings of an eccentric mind

lucile de godoy




I wish I could have seen them all… such amazing photography.  Sadly (or is it?), there are so many to choose from!



Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

15 thoughts on “Enjoying the Layers of a Black & White Photography

  1. There are some colour images that are good simply because of the colour. When I think of colour work I immediately think of some of Eric Meola’s work. When you remove colour from an image, however, you’re left with the underpinnings, the structure of the image itself. This includes composition, perspective, DoF, structure, texture, contrast (the interplay of light and shadow), etc. When post-processing your images, if you have one of which you’re not sure of the value, flip it into grayscale for a moment and look at the ‘bones’ of the image. That will tell you what you need to know. 🙂



    1. I know exactly what you mean. I love both – and both give me a different type of pleasure watching them. I will have to do that. Thank you!


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