If you love black and white photography like I do, then you know that it is not always easy to photograph plants and flowers in black and white. I am always looking for the perfect flower or plant. It must not be too dark, but also not too light. It must be interesting. It must have interesting petals, but it must also have enough colour to be attractive and interesting. This photo was taken on a sunny morning, shortly after sunrise. The leaves are caught by the light and still form a nice contrast to the background.
“Black and white is abstract,” the great photographer Joel Sternfeld once said. “Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.” Black and white photographs let the viewer see the world from a different angle and see the beauty of the subject from a completely new light. Black and white photographs have their very own magic and, when viewed over a longer period of time, bring out new small details again and again.
Like every year in autumn. When oaks blush and the maple shines yellow. If soon a breeze is enough to blow the leaves off the branch.