Monochrome Madness – Trying something floral

I have been going through some photos that are on an external drive and moving them to my back up system. While doing that I found some photos from the Blue Lotus Water Gardens. They got me thinking, how would they look in monochrome?

So I have played around with about 3 and am curious to hear what you think of them.

Participating in Monochrome Madness

If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, as then I can use the reader to see what you post.

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  1. It was fun picking a flower Leanne.Had a couple of “they don’t look goods”. Your lotus lilies are so good. I might have to put a few of mine in the folder for the future to see if I can get as good as yours πŸ™‚

    1. That’s good to hear Brian. I have had some of those too. I would love to see some of yours too, though you have posted some in colour haven’t you, I’m sure I have seen some. Thank you.

  2. I have always felt that water lilies were flowers of light and these photographs make them seem as if they are sources of light. Beautiful.

  3. I think these would look so pretty floating in a pool with that little bit of light on/in each one.

    1. They are gorgeous like that Lois, I wish I could have some in my garden, but I don’t have the space unfortunately. Thank you.

  4. Dear Leanne
    we specially like your first picture. In its simplicity the BW-effect comes out best. In the second picture the eyes get restless, they go from one flower to the other whereas in the first picture you have one clear focal point. That makes it more meditative and that’s what the symbol of the lotus is. Form and content match.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for sharing what you think, I always enjoy seeing how people interpret the photos. Though there are three there, so wondering if it means you didn’t like the third at all.

    2. That’s okay, I used to tell people to click on one of the images, but if you aren’t familiar with galleries I can understand. Thank you, good to hear you like that one too.

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