I recently had two different conversations about black and white photographs vs their color counterpart. People have definite opinions when it comes to black and white photographs. It seems that the middle ground is small, it has to be either black and white or color. Surely there must be room in the world for both artistic expressions.
There was a time when I didn't see the value or beauty of an image created in black and white. My thought was that color is so beautiful why choose to eliminate it.
Over time I have to come to see the the merits and beauty of black and white photographs. Many times the details of an image can be lost in the color. Black and white accentuates the light and shadow. Plus there is an almost timeless quality about black and white.
For me a black and white image needs to be a framed print. It brings out the elegance and that timeless quality. I hope you find today's featured image appealing. It is a lighter black and white that truly lets the details of these lovely flowers shine through.
Some things just say happy or joy. When you see them they communicate that feeling to you. Suddenly, within an instant or viewing them, you begin to feel happiness grow within you.
The featured photograph is one that makes me feel happy every time I see it. First it is yellow. Yellow is a warm color and is most often associated with the happier emotions. Second this flower just looks like someone is spreading their arms and jumping for joy. The flower is a Gladiolus. Their name has the word Glad in it. Which is another way of saying happy.
I think it is important to surround yourself with things that have the power to bring a smile to your face. What artwork do you have in your home that makes you happy when you see it?
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.