Tag Archives: Cee’s Flower of the Day

Smoke light

The smoke that blew in overnight made the sunlight diffuse with a slight golden cast.

Air quality is pretty poor here, so it’s not good to be outside right now, but I have to walk the dogs and the light was pretty on the flowers along our path this morning.

My heart really goes out to everyone who is closer to the wild fires. In Seattle the air is bad: itchy eyes, congestion and scratchy throat bad (at least for me). It reminds me of being in China. We seem to get a stretch of this every year of late.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Different ways to see a dewy rose

Color view.
A conventional black and white view.
An inverted black and white.

This is an interesting rose that changes color and tone as it ages. The tiny drops of not quite rain (it was more a heavy enough mist that it was yielding to gravity than rain) create an interesting texture. That is more noticeable in the black and whites, especially the inverted one, than the color.

As I seem to often do I seem to think about perspective as how you look at something. Since I’ve been focusing on black and white processing this past month or so it is becoming second nature to turn a photo black and white at some point as I work with it.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Bee’s point of view

Close-up of a honey bee on a sunflower. Another bee, on the edge of the photo, is flying in to join it.
I wonder what the bee sees.

Seeing things in black and white

Sometimes it is interesting to take a look at a picture without color to see what grabs your eye. I’m continuing my exploration of black and white. Never thought something that sounds so simple could be so complicated.

With color removed, a black and white of the image above allows the textures to really shine.

Does the black and white change your perspective of the photo?

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: perspective, and Cee’s Flower of the Day.