Catch the Light by Kirsten Bruening

Black and white is nothing new when it comes to art, it’s existed since the beginning of time. The composition is more important in black and white because the difference between shades and tones is greater accentuated. Black and white take its emphasis from the color in a photo, shifting it to details. Take a look at this photo and you will see the fine shades of the petals, the delicate flower stems recognising exactly. The tenderness of this flower only becomes visible with a black-and-white photograph.

Nikon Z7 | Exposure 1/80sec @ f/4.5 | Focal Length 70mm | ISO 1000

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
May 2, 2020



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 11

Award Category
Close-Up Photography

Photograph Location
Cologne, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany


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