Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weed or take pictures?

Maybe I ought to start weeding instead of taking pictures -- but then I wouldn't have caught the seed just getting ready to fly or been able to marvel at how golfball-like a dandelion head is.


Taking black and white pictures is helping me to understand and appreciate contrast, value, detail and shadow in a way that color photography hasn't. How unexpected. Nope, I don't think I'm going to rush out to weed; I'm enjoying myself immensely.

4 comments:

Judy Alexander said...

Great picture! This would be interesting to capture in fabric.

norma said...

Again, the detail that you get is fantastic. I looked at the enlargement, wow!

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

Wow!! I see fireworks!

Cindy Green said...

Vivien, your photography is really fantastic, you have a great eye! I can see how both the b&w and color would help you in your compositions. We are in the process of scoping out a new camera, ours cannot do the close-ups that yours can. Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you use? Also, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my book!