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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 14 170 England
3 Sep 2007 6:33PM
spot on Smile

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dianah 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 11 217 13 England
3 Sep 2007 6:40PM
I honestly love it!

Mounters 11 85 2 England
3 Sep 2007 6:42PM
Crisp and white. Perfect. Dont change it
ChristineL 13 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
sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
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.

dalischone 13 295 Scotland
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 11 159 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 7:08PM
well I like black and white, and this is nice
mhaseman 11 608 1
3 Sep 2007 7:16PM
Perfectly presented. Gorgeous.
Buffalo_Tom 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.
bigheart. 14 9 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 7:16PM
Wow this is stunning

JudeC 11 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 12 255 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
3 Sep 2007 7:37PM

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Sep 2007 7:55PM
Awesome Chris. So soft and subtle.
Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
3 Sep 2007 8:38PM
Really like it - good decision on the B&W. It works for me!
Lucy Smile
madusa1 10
3 Sep 2007 8:45PM
I love this picture, brilliant work.
Joline Plus
12 30 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 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.
myrab 12 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 9:17PM
Just right for me Chris.
bfgstew 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 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 12 274 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
janty66 11 3 England
4 Sep 2007 11:52AM
Beautiful mono image, love it...
dionne 14 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 11 91 223 England
4 Sep 2007 12:39PM
Nice B/W image - For what it is worth my preference for flowers is in colour.
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 3:01PM
Excellent B&W image Chris,looks beautiful.

AlanBW 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 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 12 134 4 England
4 Sep 2007 5:24PM
Wonderful shot, congrats on the EC.

chrissd 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 12 1.1k 246 England
4 Sep 2007 6:20PM
Nice soft tones Chris,well done!
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
4 Sep 2007 8:06PM
This is a beautiful shot. The mono works really well Chris. Great work.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 8:46PM
well done Chris
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
4 Sep 2007 8:49PM
well done - this obviously "pops" for some - LOL

LisaRose 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
MandsH 11 England
4 Sep 2007 11:22PM
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 11:32PM
congrats on your ec chris
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
5 Sep 2007 12:30AM
Is all this feedback enough to convince you that bw works! Well done Chris Smile
plugin 13 1 Canada
5 Sep 2007 3:09AM
Works for me.. great image!
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
5 Sep 2007 5:53AM
Mono works beautifully too.
trissie 11 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2007 9:52AM
Beautiful in b&w Chris, congrats on your HC.

Trish x
Chriscj 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 12 3 1 England
5 Sep 2007 12:34PM
Beautifully presented image...jojo
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2007 1:17PM
Superb in mono Wink ... love it so delicate and just perfect... Karen
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2007 1:36PM
Pegon 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.
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
7 Sep 2007 3:52AM
Excellent work...Congrats
wyatturp 12 2 England
7 Sep 2007 8:22AM
Excellent That man , your hard work has a EC

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2007 9:45AM
Fantastic Chris......Well done on the E.C well deserved..........

annefromleo 12 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 9:32AM
an EC would do me, congrats!
Well done
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 8:53PM
Works well in mono.
Pogs 12 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
17 18.8k 97 England
10 Sep 2007 11:36AM
Wonderful shot that works well in black & white.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 11:48AM
Congrats Chris
Mary_GPOTY 10 19
10 Sep 2007 12:21PM
A nice shot - simple and graphic - works well in black and white
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 12:32PM
Congrats Chris!
Love this!
wonderful work
Nic_WA 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
sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 1:06PM
Congratulations on Photo of the Week - it really is well deserved.

RipleyExile 15 1.6k 17 England
10 Sep 2007 1:23PM
I guess an EC and POTW is feedback enough. Congrats.
NickParry 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
TattySnapper 12 10 England
10 Sep 2007 5:27PM
Yeah, it's alright I 'spose! LOL! Terrific shot - simple as that!

chrissd 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 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 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 67 England
10 Sep 2007 9:55PM
Congrats Chris...much deserved and well done
janehewitt 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 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 14 45 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 11:38AM
Congrat's on the many accolades. It's a beauty.
Gaz_H 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.
12 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 3:16PM
Top class Chris, very well done indeed.

DrT01 12 71 Wales
11 Sep 2007 5:09PM
I'm not a fan of black & white but this is superb!!!
PatrickSmith 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!

GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
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 12 532 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

joseph 12 England
12 Sep 2007 12:02AM
Well done Chris!!!!!!!!!!
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2007 7:05AM
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
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 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!!!

wyatturp 12 2 England
12 Sep 2007 3:08PM
The boys done well---SmileSmileSmile

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

not sure if you need to improve this one!
thefatcat44 11 82
13 Sep 2007 12:13PM
MikeRC Plus
13 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 14 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 12 96 1 England
14 Sep 2007 7:57AM
Congrats on POTW Chris.

User_Removed 12 51
14 Sep 2007 9:50PM
Huge congrats Chris. Well deserved.

chensuriashi Plus
11 282 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
Boagman65 11 2 1 Scotland
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.

PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
19 Sep 2007 10:25PM
CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your canvas, it couldn't go to a more deserved photographer!
Joline Plus
12 30 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
beriah 12 1 Canada
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
stevieasp 11 7 England
21 Sep 2007 5:24PM
Cogratulations Chris, well deserved and great shot, Steve
jmw58 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 14 56 Finland
21 Sep 2007 7:58PM
POTW! Well done, Chris!

rosie42 13 7 Australia
21 Sep 2007 11:07PM
A pleasure to view - congratulations!

Susie :o)
5 Nov 2007 4:34AM
Perfect as it is.
p3asa 12 676 Scotland
14 Nov 2007 7:03PM
Don't know how I missed this. Great shot.

Stunning capture!
mollye 11 3 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 4:28PM
Hi Chris love this its supurb

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