I came across moj punkt patrzenia’s post today and it reminded me of some old photos that I took that I wanted to share with you =)
These photos were taken in 2009 at the de Young Museum with my 35 mm camera. If I remember correctly, no Photoshop was used. Now, all of a sudden, I’m tempted to dig up my old camera and film canisters and take some old-school, authentic b&w photos.
I love taking photos of flowers because they are beautiful elements in nature with interesting shapes, colors and contrast. Most flowers look best in color, so it takes a special flower to dazzle in black and white. For this challenge, I decided to look for the flowers with minimal color, but lots of contrast and repetition. Since I didn’t have time to take new photos, all of these are previous photos that I have taken in color, but converted to black and white in Photoshop using the Channel Mixer tool. I hope you enjoy them.
Photos taken at the New York Botanical Garden
This image is my favorite because it resembles a steel sculpture. The original leaves were green with purple streaks.
Photos taken in Phoenix, Arizona @ the Desert Botanical Garden