Cosmos in Black and White

I tend to prefer color in floral photography. However, every now and then an image seems to call for black and white conversion. I often use black and white when I want to show the structure of a particular flower.

Cosmos are vibrantly colorful flowers. I usually present them that way. But the petals of the variety ‘Seashells’ have fascinating structure. I wanted to show a ‘Seashells’ cosmos in black and white to share that structure.

Finally, black and white sometimes seems cooler on a hot summer day. 😎

8 Replies to “Cosmos in Black and White”

  1. Hi Susan, what a beautiful cosmos photo! It has bloom contrast in texture, yet it’s mellow, perfect in form and focus, and keeps the interest going. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Hi, Juanita! Thank you! And, thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  2. Susan, So well done. Black and white was a great choice in this instance.

  3. Wonderful! I learn so much from you every time I read your ommentsand am just sorry that we do not live close enough to talk in person on a regular basis. Hope the book is almost finished — can’t wait to find our more about our relatives.

    1. Hi, Gay. I wish the book were almost finished, too. πŸ™‚ In the meantime, here is some trivia you may – or may not – find interesting. William Benjamin McKaughan is the second great grandfather of all the cousins – all of us. He was Lallie’s father. He arrived in the Republic of Texas in 1837 – the first in my family to do so. I don’t know anything about your mother’s side. William B’s parents were Forrester McKaughan and Christian Simpson. Of course that caught my attention. I know nothing about Jim’s family, but it caught my eye and made me wonder…
      Nice to see you. Thanks for stopping by.

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