Friday, July 12, 2013

looking and seeing

 taking some pictures today and thinking about
the nature of color:



and the nature of tone:


it is definitely something to explore

not all color photos make good black and whites
(and vice versa of course)
but why is that?

tone
trying to see the tone of things

13 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

Yummy kale! Great texture!

Rebeca Trevino said...

i don't know much about texture and color, all i know is that your photographs are beautiful.

did you get a new camera?
anyway, beautiful images.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad Lynn knew the green stuff was kale, because when it was reduced to black and white, it reminded me of photos of the brain. As always, I love your photos, whether they are in color or stripped of it.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love the see through rose petals and the deep organic crinkles of the cabbage. Like what you are seeing. xox

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Interesting images Kimmie. And to answer your question I think it's because you need rich shadows for a good B&W.

Kim Andersen said...

Interesting comment Annie, because I chose the cabbage photo which is entirely in shade, and I chose the rose which was entirely in light with no shadow (straight into the sun)

Elizabeth said...

Keep going -- I want to hear what you think as you learn about color and tone --

Limner said...

The colors of nature are awesome in the truest sense. Lovely. :)

barbara said...

these are all stunning photos kimmie. i especially love the sheer transparency of the rose petals. the curly edges on the kale are so lush i wanted to reach out and touch them.

Kim Henkel said...

Yes what beautiful images - love them in colour, love them in black and white.

It has been a while since I have been for a visit, and spent some lovely time reading through your recent posts. Really enjoyed your photos, and it reminds me that I should carry my camera more often. (I am sometimes lazy with the picture taking)
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and please share some more pictures!

Darlene said...

Stunning photos.

~*~Patty S said...

since returning from our vacation I have not gotten back into a smooth flow ... I blame the scorching humid heat too which makes me wilt

that said it has been lovely catching up with you

I very much like your 'tone' too dear Kimmie ;)
oxo

Carola Zajdman said...

So wonderful pictures !!!