Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass

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.

Sparkling Glass

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Flowers

Metallic Flora

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.

Metallic Flora
Metallic Flora
Colorful Leaves
Colorful Leaves
A Little Like Plastic
A Little Like Plastic

Photos taken in Phoenix, Arizona @ the Desert Botanical Garden

Cactus Swirls
Cactus Swirls
Cactus Blossom
Cactus Blossom