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Backyard Lilies B&W

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 June 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Here is the monochrome version of yesterday's shot.
THE LIGHTING WORKSHOP was excellent. I now have a much greater comfort level with external flash. Much of our time was spent doing portrait photography, which is not a strong interest of mine. However, I must say that I am even more in awe of the work of Sarah Schneider who does superb portrait work. Doing fill flash with off camera flash and the camera in the rear sync mode is something that I expect to use quite a bit.

"Never stop making the connections between sexism, racism, militarism, nationalism and all forms of violence."

- Marge Tuite,
Dominican Sister

NIKON D700 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

The red of the lilies in the previous post is so rich and deep that the conversion makes the lilies themselves look black here. Beautiful work here, Jack.

28 Jun 2009 5:47am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Hello Jack ! I'm very touched by this version black and whit, these flowers there were the favorite of my grandmother... She reminds me memories and I'm allowed rock on your pages. Kisses

28 Jun 2009 6:48am

@Peggy M.: Our grandmothers are so special. Hugs.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

So hard to choose! gender difference, but the lily is very beautiful, the colors grave une progondeur an incredible shine! Good Sunday to you.

28 Jun 2009 6:50am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

They are as successful in B&W as they were in red and green, though I prefer the latter.

28 Jun 2009 7:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice but I like that red.

28 Jun 2009 7:30am

Lylou & Roland from BESANCON, France

We prefer the colored one this time !

28 Jun 2009 8:38am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

28 Jun 2009 10:29am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

avec ce traitement elles prennent un petit côté "inquiétant" qui leur va bien

28 Jun 2009 10:53am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A great difference between those two so I prefer the colored one but this one is another picture and I like it !

28 Jun 2009 10:53am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice but color gets my vote on this one.

28 Jun 2009 12:32pm

Ajay from Pune, India

I am giving it up, Jack. :-) .... Just joking but how is one suppose to keep it up if you will keep on raising your bar everyday. This is awesome in black and white way better than the last one and that is when that one was also amazingly beautiful.

28 Jun 2009 2:29pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay. This is one of my favorite flower monochromes; it is a vibrant color shot that converted exceedingly well; I give the flowers total credit.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous in BW . It looks like a silver :)

28 Jun 2009 2:49pm

@MARIANA: The initial conversion astonished me.

Ken from United States

I prefer the B&W. Superb!

28 Jun 2009 2:51pm

@Ken: I delight in reading people's preferences; there certainly is no consensus on this one.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

All these workshops and experimentations are really starting to pay off for you Jack. Like Ajay says, you are constantly raising the bar, and thats good. Well done my friend.

28 Jun 2009 3:04pm

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

These lilies look excellent also in black white ! So good details and sharpness !

28 Jun 2009 3:47pm

Aurore from Paris, France

Flowers in b&w, original and yours is wonderful ! very well done !

28 Jun 2009 4:29pm

@Aurore: Merci.

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful flower macro

28 Jun 2009 5:13pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

the light of this black and white is soooo fabulous, it's almost as vibrant as yesterday' well done

28 Jun 2009 5:33pm

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine. It seems to me that the flowers have a luminous quality.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Now this is very unusual and special. I love the silver/chrome effect that gray gives to this flower shot.

28 Jun 2009 6:19pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice post traitement here ,jack ,a nice black and white !
friendships !

28 Jun 2009 6:27pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Yikes, off camera flash....getting a little too technical for my liking!!! Yeah for natural light!!! Like this shot today.....Contrasts came out beautifully.....hard to chose a I won't !!!! But I may go and try this with some of my most recent flowers, and see what happens!!!

28 Jun 2009 8:30pm

k@ from Paris, France

The color we guess behind gives such a depth to your B&W !

28 Jun 2009 9:26pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Whoa, very nice!

28 Jun 2009 10:30pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like BW pictures but I find the color version more attractive, the 2 colors red and green are complementary colors and they give an excellent separation.

28 Jun 2009 11:07pm

Cricket from Alabama, United States

Oh....this is very pretty. The B&W does make the detail just pop off the page.

29 Jun 2009 3:55pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a classy classy shot -- gorgeous tones and the velvety blacks are magical!!

30 Jun 2009 2:53pm