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