Wednesday, June 07, 2006

b/w (yellow)allium2


Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Gorgeous sets of B&W shots. I've really enjoyed seeing this series.

I've added you to my list of links on my blog. Hope that's OK.


6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous -- thanks for posting this!

The Inadvertent Gardener

10:52 PM  
Blogger micki said...

Still lovin' these b&w's!! This is one of the best. Those tomatoes look fantastic, too.

2:58 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Thank you Dave for the link. I've done the same for you:)

7:43 AM  
Blogger Tami said...


How are you getting your backgrounds so dark? If you don't mind my asking, what' your shutter speed? Is it just a matter of shooting a bright flower aginst a shady background? I wondered on the first one and then thought you had cut it and set it aginst a black backdrop, but in this one I can see the other parts(barely) farther back.

As to my slacking, I pinched a nerve in my back a couple of days ago and havn't been able to do much but hobble and groan...

8:25 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Tami-You poor thing! Ouch! As for the pic-It was shot at 1 1/3 sec at F11. It is a tall flower with short flowers in a vase. It is taken in front of a mirror. When I converted it to b/w the background looked black. In alot of my shots though I cut the flower and shoot it against a black scarf set up in front of a window. This day a very rainy and dark. I'll do this kind of shooting when it is too yukky to go outside. I can spend hours doing it:)

8:33 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Thanks for the info Sandy. That balck backdrop is a technique that I love with balck and white, maybe this afternoon I will feel up to experimenting.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

I tried converting some of my photos to b&w or grayscale and they don't look like yours! I guess you really have to be aware of lighting and contrast. Even if as you say you convert the color photos to b&w you must have an innate sense of composition and light to come up with the beautiful pictures you've displayed. I'm envious.

11:47 AM  

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