For all the years I have photographed…
Black & white photography has been my favorite medium. I feel I see more detail and facial expressions are more pronounced, allowing for the real beauty and sincerity to be seen that might otherwise be missed. Ironically though now, I primarily shoot in color, as I feel to capture the essence of a flower it needs to be seen in its full spectrum. Today’s image is probably the closest to a black & white image of a flower, without actually being so.
What do you prefer: black & white or color photography?
points of interest
Rounded shrub with broad, ovate leaves that bear large, spherical flowerheads composed of small, mostly sterile, tightly packed, off-white flowers. Excellent grown in a mass or shrub border.
Grow in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or shade. Prune to 6” after killing frost to encourage dense, thick growth in spring.
friday’s flower fact
'Annabelle' Hydrangea is a naturally occurring cultivar of native Hydrangea arborescens with blooms only half the size. It was discovered in the wild near Anna, Illinois.
Botanical Name | Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Family | Hydrangeaceae
Type | Deciduous shrub
Origin | Eastern United States
Zone | 4-9
Flower Height | 3-5’
Flower Diameter | 12”
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