This Summer’s floral bounty provided ample opportunity to capture the brilliant colors in water lillies, poenies, lotus blossoms and roses. While thinking of new ways to capture the perennials of Summer, I decided to focus on structure, form and texture by removing the color. Inner beauty was my goal. Humans are constantly bombarded with a standard of beauty that reflects the newest, youngest, brightest and most dazzling. Inner beauty often requires observations that extend beyond initial attraction. Eliminating color in an image allowed me to focus on the subject’s form, texture and design. The intrinsic quality not immediately observed when viewed in color, suddenly awakened my attraction to a different level. Although a water lily is quite amazing in its own right, the black and white version provided a stronger perspective of its essence.
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