let the sun shine…



Sometimes it’s fun to revisit  a photo, tweak it here and there—boost the contrast, warm or cool the image, etc. (’cause you’re always seeing things differently, even a past image). Then I wondered how this image would look in black and white! I had not considered that choice a year ago when I took this photo. I think it gives this sunflower a whole new image! (No pun intended.) I also added some grain similar to higher ISO film grain to give it an “artier” look.  I think it really gives the sunflower a stronger presence than the vibrant color image. What do you think? (The larger size of this image has more impact, so be sure to look at it over on my photo site. Just click on the photo and it will take you there.)

ps—For anyone who thinks this sunflower looks familiar, they’re right. It was shot about a year ago for Capturing the Beauty of Flowers class through PPSOP.


About Barb Kellogg

I'm a people, pet and nature photographer who loves great bokeh, dark chocolate, and a good cup of tea.


  1. Marcia

    I agree that color contrast leaves each image significantly different. I love the burst of color which draws attention to the petals of the flower. But the BW draws attention to the base of the flower. Interesting how color does that!!
    I’m enjoying your pics! 🙂

  2. beverlykaytw

    it is apples and oranges! I love the vibrant color in the one but in the second you really are able to pay attention to the detail in the green park which is just sort of lost in the color version. You do pay more attention to the structure of the flower and the details. I did think the color version seemed rather familiar – something I had seen before but the B/W demands more attention. Thanks for sharing

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