Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Color My Black and White Days

bw hydrandgeas

There's been a whole lot of emphasis on black and white photography this month in my internet photography circles - Urban Muser's In the Picture theme for March, Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class & today's Texture Tuesday B&W eDition, and Digital Photography School laying down a Black and White Portrait Challenge.

Today's image will do double duty fulfilling my Beyond Layers assignment and today's Texture Tuesday challenge. For the image, I used Kim's "Paper Love" texture (lightly), and lots of Topaz Labs filters to get the look I wanted.

Oh, but spring is upon us and color is popping everywhere now and at Beyond Layers we are bringing some color back into the picture this week, with a different color featured each day. Monday's color was green and since I didn't have time to shoot (and won't) I am submitting this image of the clover with water droplets that was the base of Saturday's St. Patty's Day Greeting.


Today's Beyond Layers color challenge is Yellow, and since my hydrangea and the picture in today's image were both yellow I'm going to leave you with the image processed in its fully yellowy goodness. Bring on the color!


All of today's images were shot with my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Lens

The inspiration for today's title came from Gary Go's song "Black And White Days

Today's Linkups

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  1. Gorgeous photos! I think the big blooms of hydrangeas lend themselves well to b&w:)

  2. Love the double take on the 3 hydrangea blooms and the pitcher. They turned out so well. You were really creative in the way you set up your still life. The green for St. Patrick’s Day is perky and so pretty and green. Such nice shots. genie

  3. I especially like the clover leaves with the droplets. I'm so happy for you that your creativity brings sanity to your days. I always try to check in and see what wisdom you have to share! ;->

  4. All of these are amazing! I love the vintage feel of the black and white in the first, the detail and the bright green in the second and the drama of the last. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday!


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