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not everything is black and white

By chrissd
my first black and white, am totally undecided, not sure it pops for me, need some honest feedback, especially if you have a way to improve it

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: rocky41, dianah, pmorgan and 160 more

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rocky41 Plus
13 170 England
3 Sep 2007 6:33PM
spot on Smile

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dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 6:34PM
Good title seem to be able to do so much with just one this mono, maybe I will dare to try one!
pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
3 Sep 2007 6:40PM
I honestly love it!

Mounters Plus
11 85 2 England
3 Sep 2007 6:42PM
Crisp and white. Perfect. Dont change it
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 6:42PM
Yes I love it too, the soft tones suit the flower well, a very nice B&W,
Flowers come to our mind with colours but as they are so beautiful anyway nothing is lost in B&W. It's more like a stylised image. I love this onbe very much. JNC
3 Sep 2007 7:02PM
Excellent shot and title! I personally am of the opinion that flowers should be photographed in glorious technicolour but there are exceptions and this is one of them. At first glance I thought it was a "white on white" shot. It's perfect.

3 Sep 2007 7:03PM
I think it's just beautiful the way it is. I love the different take on it, the b&w really gives it a stylish feel.

blackbird Plus
11 159 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 7:08PM
well I like black and white, and this is nice
mhaseman 10 608 1
3 Sep 2007 7:16PM
Perfectly presented. Gorgeous.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Sep 2007 7:16PM
Love the soft tones and it works for me Chris.I wouldn't change it.
3 Sep 2007 7:16PM
Wow this is stunning

JudeC Plus
10 6 3 England
3 Sep 2007 7:24PM
Perfect - JudeC
3 Sep 2007 7:27PM
WOW! a startling image Chris. I really like the B&W, the detail is somehow enhanced by it.
And you didn't need a hard hat to take the shot either Smile

John Smile
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
3 Sep 2007 7:30PM
An excellent image Chris, love the toning and presentation. Very different from your usual stuff but it's worked perfectly

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
3 Sep 2007 7:55PM
Awesome Chris. So soft and subtle.
3 Sep 2007 8:38PM
Really like it - good decision on the B&W. It works for me!
Lucy Smile
I love this picture, brilliant work.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
3 Sep 2007 8:52PM
The tones in this are super, the black is true black and that really works here. I think black and white is a nice treat from time to time, and this is very sophisticated and beautiful.
aftertherain Plus
13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 9:11PM
I really like it.
Did you try a fine black line around it instead of the grey you've used?
That might give it the 'pop' you're looking for.
3 Sep 2007 9:17PM
Just right for me Chris.
bfgstew Plus
11 668 105 England
3 Sep 2007 9:41PM
Glad to be No 30 Chris.
What makes this is its simplicity, pure and simple and i think this is stunning, do some more?
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 11:53PM
so, what's wrong with it?

TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
4 Sep 2007 12:22AM
Love the simplicity in this.
4 Sep 2007 12:44AM
Just great as it is.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Sep 2007 1:47AM
This one works, I am not always sure about flowers in black nd white!

Well done, jennnn
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
4 Sep 2007 9:14AM
Beautifully executed and presented image.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
4 Sep 2007 9:22AM
a real chracker--love it in mono
4 Sep 2007 11:52AM
Beautiful mono image, love it...
dionne Plus
13 29 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 12:03PM
Looks good in mono and often such images look better on the wall than a coloured version. Of course it depends on your decor but those with a modern minimalist style would likely love it.
PS I have uploaded a mod and forgot to say I added a stronger black stroke to it to give it more punch.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
4 Sep 2007 12:39PM
Nice B/W image - For what it is worth my preference for flowers is in colour.
4 Sep 2007 3:01PM
Excellent B&W image Chris,looks beautiful.

AlanBW Plus
12 20 England
4 Sep 2007 3:47PM
Lovely work Chris, works really well in mono
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 5:07PM
superb...congrats on the EC

Possum Plus
11 148 England
4 Sep 2007 5:20PM
Well done, sweetie - guess I'll have to start widening the doorways lol Smile Smile Smile
phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
4 Sep 2007 5:24PM
Wonderful shot, congrats on the EC.

chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 5:32PM
thanks Pete, am shocked, perhaps i should try more B and W

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 6:11PM
Still prefer the colour but well done on another well deserved EC
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
4 Sep 2007 6:20PM
Nice soft tones Chris,well done!
Hop-A-Long Plus
11 52 1 England
4 Sep 2007 8:06PM
This is a beautiful shot. The mono works really well Chris. Great work.
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 8:46PM
well done Chris
SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
4 Sep 2007 8:49PM
well done - this obviously "pops" for some - LOL

LisaRose Plus
11 172 4 United States
4 Sep 2007 10:21PM
I love this, it's elegant, and beautiful. Congrats on the EC Smile Smile Smile

4 Sep 2007 11:10PM
Works so well Chris ... tho i have to agreee with Dionne with the thicker stroke ..... that was all it needed to make it pop that little more .... but what a beauty! I think we should try converting with flowers more often .... with a heck of a lot, it would work a treat IMO! It certainly does with this beauty! Click*Karen
4 Sep 2007 11:22PM
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 11:32PM
congrats on your ec chris
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
5 Sep 2007 12:30AM
Is all this feedback enough to convince you that bw works! Well done Chris Smile
5 Sep 2007 3:09AM
Works for me.. great image!
NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
5 Sep 2007 5:53AM
Mono works beautifully too.
Beautiful in b&w Chris, congrats on your HC.

Trish x
Chriscj Plus
12 96 1 England
5 Sep 2007 10:47AM
I wouldn't had thought B&W would work to weel with flowers but it does here. Congrats on your EC. But for me the colour version tips it.

shortski Plus
11 3 1 England
5 Sep 2007 12:34PM
Beautifully presented image...jojo
KKmoments Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2007 1:17PM
Superb in mono Wink ... love it so delicate and just perfect... Karen
5 Sep 2007 1:36PM
Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
5 Sep 2007 8:15PM
A superb image Chriss, it looks great. Congratulations on the EC.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 8:34PM
This is simply fantastic.
7 Sep 2007 3:52AM
Excellent work...Congrats
7 Sep 2007 8:22AM
Excellent That man , your hard work has a EC

7 Sep 2007 9:45AM
Fantastic Chris......Well done on the E.C well deserved..........

8 Sep 2007 9:32AM
an EC would do me, congrats!
Well done
VintageRed Plus
12 15 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 8:53PM
Works well in mono.
Pogs Plus
11 13 England
9 Sep 2007 8:18AM
Must confess I like to see the colours of flowers as I find this is a major part of their beauty but this image still conveys the beauty and delicacy of the flower and also the b&w treatment seems to highlight the details of the flower. You certainly have an amazing talent for flower images Chris Smile
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
10 Sep 2007 11:36AM
Wonderful shot that works well in black & white.
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 11:48AM
Congrats Chris
10 Sep 2007 12:21PM
A nice shot - simple and graphic - works well in black and white
10 Sep 2007 12:32PM
Congrats Chris!
Love this!
wonderful work
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
10 Sep 2007 12:51PM
And to think you were'nt sure about this!
Congratulations again - Photo of the Week Smile
10 Sep 2007 1:06PM
Congratulations on Photo of the Week - it really is well deserved.

RipleyExile Plus
14 1.6k 17 England
10 Sep 2007 1:23PM
I guess an EC and POTW is feedback enough. Congrats.
NickParry Plus
12 1.0k 79 Wales
10 Sep 2007 4:55PM
Sometimes simplicity is the answer, this works simply beautifully. Congratulations on the POW,EC and RC. Nick
10 Sep 2007 5:27PM
Yeah, it's alright I 'spose! LOL! Terrific shot - simple as that!

chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 5:45PM
I am so humbled!! thanks for all your positive feedback and thanks Pete, for once in my life I dont know what to say!! SmileSmileSmile
Possum Plus
11 148 England
10 Sep 2007 6:23PM
I've booked the carpenter to widen the doorways - lol!!!! Very well done, Darl - I know how you agonised over this one.
Allie Smile Smile Smile
LisaRose Plus
11 172 4 United States
10 Sep 2007 7:37PM
Wow! Chris I am so happy for you...POTW!! Awesome! Smile Smile

chris-p Plus
12 66 England
10 Sep 2007 9:55PM
Congrats Chris...much deserved and well done
janehewitt Plus
14 215 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 10:20PM
Been busy this week and nearly missed this... WOW! Congrats on POTY well worth it Jane
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 1:01AM
i gotta be honest here Chris....i do like your colour stuff better, this is good but i like colours in flowers.
AngelaR Plus
13 155 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 7:25AM
Sorry I missed this earlier Chris - well done on POTW, it's lovely and well deserved.
chesh Plus
13 45 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 11:38AM
Congrat's on the many accolades. It's a beauty.
Gaz_H Plus
11 150 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 12:35PM
Congratulations on the POTW Chris. Very well deserved and long overdue. Absolutely gorgeous as always.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 3:16PM
Top class Chris, very well done indeed.

DrT01 Plus
12 71 Wales
11 Sep 2007 5:09PM
I'm not a fan of black & white but this is superb!!!
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
11 Sep 2007 6:30PM
This definitely works in B&W. If you would have asked me before seeing this, I would have said no!

11 Sep 2007 7:15PM
Congratulation on all the awards this has give you, I personal prefer flowers in colour but I see merits in this shot it the best flower mono I have seen on here
well done
phil_24 Plus
11 532 2 England
11 Sep 2007 8:29PM
I may have to give this line

Quote:am totally undecided, not sure it pops for me

a go sometime!! Wink

12 Sep 2007 12:02AM
Well done Chris!!!!!!!!!!
12 Sep 2007 7:05AM
12 Sep 2007 7:13AM
Congrats on the awards
Colour normally is associated with flowers but this is the best mono conversion I have ever seen
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
12 Sep 2007 1:30PM
Wow a triple header, EC, Photo of the Week and RC, guess that says it all! Excellent shot and beautifully presented, Spot on! Click!!!

12 Sep 2007 3:08PM
The boys done well---SmileSmileSmile

woodrow Plus
10 153 Scotland
12 Sep 2007 11:24PM
GREAT.............simply lovely

not sure if you need to improve this one!
13 Sep 2007 12:13PM
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 5:33PM
.....well I've been wrong about my pictures on many occasions but not as wrong as you were about this....congratulations.

turtle1 13 41 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 9:36PM
I am so sorry Chris, but haven't been on line for a while - superb work - congrats on POTW !!!

Chriscj Plus
12 96 1 England
14 Sep 2007 7:57AM
Congrats on POTW Chris.

User_Removed Junior Member 11 51
14 Sep 2007 9:50PM
Huge congrats Chris. Well deserved.

chensuriashi Plus
11 273 17 England
15 Sep 2007 12:27PM
Nice shot. But I think that all the petals should show their points in the frame, perhaps I am just a square...that is how I feel.
But nice tones in the leaves and stamens, but the stem could have been more pronounced.
Great B+W can see the standard of the shot, but I hope you can see my 'Point'...Chen.
15 Sep 2007 8:46PM
This is brilliant
15 Sep 2007 10:12PM
Deserves all it's awards a superb image well done.

Goatsmilkuk 13 783
16 Sep 2007 10:34PM
It's a fantastic shot, everything that should be there is there.

19 Sep 2007 10:25PM
CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your canvas, it couldn't go to a more deserved photographer!
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
20 Sep 2007 2:12PM
You must be very deservedly pleased with the choice of this photo for such honor. It is a beauty, and I'm so glad you won. Congratulations.
20 Sep 2007 10:12PM
Wonderful success Chris - very well done - truly deserved - a good write up in the newsletter! MIke
21 Sep 2007 2:36AM
Wowzie Chris! congrats on the photo of the week and being in the newsletter too!! your photos are certainly something to aspire to!! 140 for you!! hope the sale went well !
cheers, Debs that we smoke outside the new house I have less time for epz - darn it!! always enjoy your work! need time to catch up!!!!!!!!
hi to Allie
21 Sep 2007 5:24PM
Cogratulations Chris, well deserved and great shot, Steve
jmw58 Plus
11 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 7:48PM
Congratulations Chris on photo of the week ..... well deserved .... so pleased for you ..... its a grand shot too .... lovely in mono Smile

JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
21 Sep 2007 7:58PM
POTW! Well done, Chris!

21 Sep 2007 11:07PM
A pleasure to view - congratulations!

Susie :o)
Perfect as it is.
p3asa Plus
12 676 Scotland
14 Nov 2007 7:03PM
Don't know how I missed this. Great shot.

Stunning capture!
9 Jun 2008 4:28PM
Hi Chris love this its supurb

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