Black and White and Wet

This will be the last b&w post for a minute or two as I’m starting to miss colors but then again you just never know when something will appear that just shines through in b&w.  We shall see.  This was taken early in spring this year at the local conservatory during the orchid show.  I set my camera to fire off multiple shots and was able to capture a series of droplets falling and splashing.  Not sure but I’m guessing the fountain is cast iron but whatever it is, it was very pretty to see it standing there bubbling and gurgling while surrounded by all of those beautiful orchids.

Levels, conversions, brushes and layer masks later….this came out and I was pleased with it.  In b&w you can really sense the hard cold metal of the fountain; sense the wetness and see the grain and cracks in it as well as some of the ripples in the water are more defined.

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12 Responses to Black and White and Wet

  1. D.S.King says:

    That is really lovely. It’s nice to see what a camera can capture and what a photographer can do with it.

  2. marieyoung says:

    I didn’t know they made fountains out of cast iron. I only thought it was out of cement or something!?!?! Looks beautiful!

  3. dhphotosite says:

    Nicely done T! The blacks are black, the whites are white, and you caught the droplets of water in mid air! The fountain very well could be cast iron. They made them out of concrete/cement and cast iron before polymers and plastics. I used to deliver them when I worked for a wholesale garden supply company. Those buggers were HEAVY!

  4. Love this! The tones are very nice, and with the still drops of water, it really does feel like a frozen moment in time! 🙂

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    They do make fountains out of cast iron… lovely photo Mrs T. this one goes down well in B&W… the water is definitely more pronounced than what it would be in colour I think… but then who am I to say differently to the Master…

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    I really do like this, Teri, but I must admit I miss the color of the flowers. In not too many months, I’ll be living in a B&W world until the Spring bulbs surface. I’m not ready to surrender flower colors yet.

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