Final Day Five – Tulips after the rain
Recap: I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.
There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:
On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.
Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.
I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.
Today I invite Sharon at Sunearthsky to join us in the challenge. She takes breath-taking, beautifully composed photos of the Great Plains landscape of the American Midwest. No pressure, however, this is about having fun!
The captured rain drops are almost as beautiful as the tulips themselves. Lovely shot. 🙂
Thank you Judy! They seem like such a faraway dream given the winter we continue to have. Spring teases then retreats!
Very interesting your B&W work, I’ve been seeing it and like it. Is it a challenge for you to work in B&W? I don’t know that I could.
Thank you, Maria. Yes, we are pretty addicted to color, but it wasn’t too hard… I chose photos that had outstanding texture and contrast – that seems to be the ticket to success. Maybe you should give it a try! Join the challenge!
I Love all your black-and-white pictures but especially today’s the black-and-white seems to capture the raindrops so perfectly great job
Thank you, Carole, so glad you enjoyed the series!
Pretty! I’m curious… what color are these tulips?
Thanks, Julie! They are a pale pink/lavender.
Lovely shots Eliza 🙂
Thank you so much!
lovely black and white-I have white today out there-snow this morning!
I finally have a few minutes to visit-been so busy + looks like it will continure here for a few more weeks-( long sigh), and off I go!
Thank so much Robbie for the kind words and taking time out to stop by. I love to envision you up to your elbows in green seedlings and soil.
Snowing, eh? That may be heading our way. 😦 At this time of year, it’s not what we want to see!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Eliza!!! Just beautiful! (((HUGS))) Amy
Thanks so much, Amy. Can’t wait to see them again! Like you, we’re still waiting for spring. 🙂
Wow – a gorgeous shot!
Thank you so much, Fi!
This is a beautiful shot, Eliza! There’s something fresh about it, like the monochrome brings real clarity. I will post a black and white today in your honor :-). Thank you for thinking of me!! x
Thank you Sharon! I know you occasionally do black and white, but its a whole new territory for me. It was fun to experiment. 🙂
Great job! Love the drops on the tulips and the black lines of the foliage behind them. I was wondering about the original colour too. Knowing they were a pale pink is surprising because the white seems so clear.
Thank you, Debra. The variety is ‘Purple Prince’ and has surprised me by returning. So many fade out after one year.
Can I say that the raindrops are iridescent? Viewing the B&W is an experience of joy!
Thank you so much for sharing that!