Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

When I read the weekly challenge, I pictured in my mind’s eye may deep rich colors. But when the challenger suggested even B&W could be saturated, I immediately thought of this image. The flower was a deep crimson color and I was unsure how it would turn out black and white. To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. This image hangs in my living room.

This was a deep crimson flower, not one you would think would look good in black and white, but when I converted it, I found I loved the lack of color better. Without the distraction of color, you can see the flower for all its hidden beauty.

This was a deep crimson flower, not one you would think would look good in black and white, but when I converted it, I found I loved the lack of color better. Without the distraction of color, you can see the flower for all its hidden beauty.

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Travel Theme Photo: Shadows

I’ve never accepted the challenge of posting on Travel Theme Photos.

Mainly because I don’t get to travel much; I want to, I just don’t have the means right now. That said, when I saw this one on shadows, my mind immediately went to some images I shot on a short trip to see The Alamo in San Antonio, TX. I love architecture and The Alamo was chalked full of old missions that caught my attention. One photo completely stood out as a perfect candidate. The repetitive arches and the perfect lighting created the most spectacular array of shadows. This one remains to this day one of my favorite images. I love it in both color and B&W.

In color; these colors are muted, almost monotone, so the do not distract from the overall beauty of the stonework.

In color; these colors are muted, almost monotone, so the do not distract from the overall beauty of the stonework.

In Black and White; I love black and white, and what better subject than an old mission.

In Black and White; I love black and white, and what better subject than an old mission.

In the following two, the shadows help set a stage. I hope you enjoy.

Hidden from the sun, dark shadows make this underground chamber mysterious.

Hidden from the sun, dark shadows make this underground chamber mysterious.

This was a walkway lining a low setting of military barracks at The Alamo

This was a walkway lining a low setting of military barracks at The Alamo

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