Since we have been looking at so many macro shots it seemed like a good idea to use one of those for Monochrome Wednesday. This is a cosmos flower that I photographed at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Monochrome Wednesday – Cosmos
Cosmos flowers are so pretty. Well, they are. They have a delicacy to them that I love to try and capture with my camera. Especially the edges of the petals where there is a slight bit of colour.
I don’t grow them in my garden, but I might have to look into getting some. Recently I bought some seedlings, but they died before I had a chance to plant them. Unfortunate, but it is something that happens to me from time to time.
Looking at Leslie’s work from the other day it really inspired me to see what I could do with a flower in monochrome. They can be hard, especially bunches and trying to make it stand out more.
Flowers can be great subjects for black and white photography, no doubt. I don’t do many, and perhaps that is something I need to look at. As we saw with Leslie’s work you see a very different view of the image. The colour can be great, and I have enjoyed working with it. Do I want to do all black and white, I don’t think so, but I might need to start seeing what else I can do.
It would be great if you would like to participate, especially if you are enjoying the monochrome challenge again. If you want to contribute there is a Facebook group, TPM Photos which you can join and share your images. Of course, if you are blogging no reason why you can’t post your own. I like this challenge and it is nice to be thinking in monochrome again.