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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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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18 Responses to Orchids on Black – Monochrome Monday

  1. Lignum Draco says:

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

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

  3. They look very striking in the dark.

  4. Very nice monochrome.

  5. Nancy says:

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

  6. A. Blake says:

    This would make a perfect brooch.

  7. Beautiful image Teri!! Love this.

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