Monochrome Monday

by Amy on June 13, 2011

Black and white film photograph of tulips at the Chicago Botanic Garden
This might be a theme. Don’t hold me to it. I had some black and white photographs from my trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden with John (the day after the day before the world was supposed to end – how’s that for a tongue twister?), and monochrome Monday hit me for some reason. We’ll see if it hits me again next week.

Black and white film photograph of blossoms on a tree at the Chicago Botanic Garden
These black and whites blew my mind. I have been a member at the botanic gardens for years and years, and I don’t think in all the thousands of photographs I’ve taken there, I’ve ever converted more than 2 or 3 digital images to black and white. With all the gorgeous colors, how could I? But I’m elated I had a roll of tri-x in my camera when we arrived, and I see some more B&W trips in my future. Stripped of the vibrant colors, the textures and shapes of the plants and flowers shine in a way I don’t usually see with my color work.

Diptych of black and white photograhs of tulips and bonsai at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Black and white film photograph of spring tulips at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Obligatory geek speak: Canon Elan 7e, 50mm f/1.4, Kodak tri-x 400

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