Orchids on Black – Monochrome Monday

Sometimes when you convert beautiful flowers into black and white you lose all that makes them beautiful.  Then there are the other times, the times when the conversion shows you the bits and pieces of the flower that you did not notice because of all of the vibrant colors – textures immediately come to mind.   I picked this image of a single stem of white, magenta, yellow and green orchids because it was a simple and clean image…and because it was the first photo in the folder 😉

I wasn’t hitting anything spectacular when trying different monochrome conversions but when I tried this one particular preset using Topaz B&W Effects I knew I had it!  The orchids look as though they’ve floated up from some dark water.  What do you think?

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  1. #1 by Lignum Draco on March 2, 2015 - 6:19 am

    Texture, patterns and repetition. Great elements for B&W flower photography. Nicely done.

  2. #3 by Victor Rakmil on March 2, 2015 - 6:38 am

    Really nice work.

  3. #5 by Valerie (Our Ruins) on March 2, 2015 - 10:12 am

    Wow, this is a gorgeous photo! I love that the flower is so vibrant…beautiful!

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on March 2, 2015 - 10:17 am

      Thanks 🙂 I was so happy with how it turned out. I’m going to offer it in my Etsy shop now.

  4. #7 by milfordstreet on March 2, 2015 - 12:27 pm

    They look very striking in the dark.

  5. #9 by allentimphotos2 on March 2, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Very nice monochrome.

  6. #11 by Indah Susanti on March 2, 2015 - 12:53 pm

    Beautiful one Teri!

  7. #13 by Nancy on March 2, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    I love this!…………………..I love this!………………………….I love this!

  8. #16 by A. Blake on March 2, 2015 - 9:53 pm

    This would make a perfect brooch.

  9. #17 by marcus dilano on March 5, 2015 - 8:16 am

    Beautiful image Teri!! Love this.

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