There are times when seeing things in just black and white shows you dimensions you might not otherwise have paid attention to if you weren’t drawn to the colors instead. In this case I am showing just how different a colorful image can be when in stark (or tones of) black and white.
I feel that you notice shapes and details more often when an image is in monochrome than in living color. Both images in color were obviously filled with green leaves and grass with the first one being yellow petals with a brown center and the second being pale lilac petals with a yellow center.
When the colors of fall are gone and we really are plunged into the monochrome tones of that “W” season, I will have these beautiful and colorful flower photos to look back on in anticipation of their return. Can you tell yet that I am really really not a fan of that “W” season? 🙂
One must remember that in photography it’s all about the light. I feel doing a shot in black and white is recognizing the light. The way it shows off the contrast between the light and the dark. Not all photos work in black and white and should be shown in color.
I do agree with you. There are some images that work their magic either way and some that just have to be left to be in glorious color.