Black and White Iris Reflections

By: danitacahill

Apr 21 2012

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Category: Black & White, Nature Photography, Reflections, Rural Photography, Spring, Water, Wildlife


Focal Length:168mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

And here’s the same shot as posted earlier today, but switched to black and white.

Which do you like better – color or monochrome?

I like both, but am leaning a little more towards the color on this one. The green and the blues are nice.

On the other hand, the black and white treatment seems to bring out the shapes of the leaves and the wiggly reflections, which are both nice. I especially like how the waves of the water makes the reflection break up at the tips of the leaves. It makes a cool pattern in the water.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


7 comments on “Black and White Iris Reflections”

  1. I like both. The black and white brings out the geometry and adds moodiness to the shot.
    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.

  2. It’s a toss up for me. I think maybe the black and white, there is a hint of green in those grey tones, maybe left over from looking at the previous very green post, or perhaps the colour balance is tweaked in that direction?

  3. Christine wrote on my Facebook link: “I love black & white~ but I like the color better here…it makes for a great contrast~ :)”

  4. […] featured various versions of this shot before. You can see them by clicking here and here. But it was the reflection of the sword-like leaves, broken up by the water movement from a morning […]

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