Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Color in Black & White


The saturated colors of fall are still occupying my sight and photos, so for my monochrome this week I went for more leaves. These are of cranberry viburnum, hanging over the Portage River. The fruits are the size and color of cranberries, but aren't edible - not even the squirrels will eat them. The plant is indigenous here, though, so it is odd that nothing eats it!

Somehow the leaves, which are now yellow and pink, seem more translucent than when they were green. I think using b&w brings this out.

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23 comments:

Dagrun said...

I think you're right, they are more translucent (I had to look in the dictionary;) when green.

Great contrasts.

Marie Höglund said...

Beautiful mono shot. Love the sunlight :-)

Ineke said...

Great autumn themed photos!

John said...

I'm a sucker for the colours of Fall and would have to say that I really prefer your shot "After the Storm"; personal view.

Kitty said...

B&W works really well! The leaves are so papery thin, and I like the overlapping shadows.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Photo those leaves while you can. It won't be long until they are GONE!

Elisabeth said...

Oh how lovely...delicate. Very nice monochromatic shot.

michael bird said...

Like your perspective there. Interesting that the berries are inedible which makes the tree decorative. Must be some other reason it exists - hold the soil in place?

michael bird said...

Nice plug for your blog in the local paper. I agree with you that there are many interesting things going on in small towns, and , of course, the natural world that is all around us wherever we live.

Carver said...

That works out great in monochrome. Brings out the light so well.

Pacey said...

This quite neat...and yeah it works great with mono.

Bengbeng said...

actually i am surprised fall colours look just as good in b/w. great shot

RuneE said...

A bit strange to see autumn without colour, but I agree with you regarding the translucency.

Ellie said...

It seems like impossible task, but you did it. Success! The light is fairy! And the leaves are beautifully transparent.

Clueless in Boston said...

The leaves look so different in monochrome. Nicely captured.

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent shot!

John said...

Great mono shot!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love BWs and it seems strange to represent fall color in BW but this is a lovely shot and the translucence is wonderful!

ElinSire said...

Beautiful light!

Robin said...

I really like the sunflair effect in monochrome. Nicely shot!

Lachezar said...

This is a stunning B&W in a beautiful gray scale palette! Cheers and thanks for the visit and kind comment!

JM said...

Beautiful b&w! Nice choice!

Aileni said...

A fine study, great light.