my love is like a red red rose

trust me, it's red. in fact, it's not just red red. it's poppy red. yes, that red.

when i started doing this photography thing, i was so aversed to black and white. my reasoning was that the world is made of various colours, why would we want to have a photo in black and white. but then, i realized later on (yes, after six years) that there are objects that look better in black and white, and then a little bit more later on (that's not a comparative, the 'more' is a modifier for 'bit' :-P) you can't just convert a coloured photo into black and white because everything depends on the lighting and how you capture it. like this looks horrible in black and white, it does! i processed it to give more contrast, but then it ended up looking like a second rate version of @northy 's and i thought it's bad enough that i have no shot for today, and i'm lazy to find something nice from the archives, and this is a hastily drummed up shot, not to mention i really didn't much give thought to composition, why would i want it to look like a second rate version?

so i posted this and as i type i look at it and it's ugly. the second rate version is really looking much better, but, too late!
Such a pretty close up. I like it in B&W.
posted October 16th, 2017  
Black and white seems to bring out texture that often goes unnoticed in colour. I like the water droplets
posted October 16th, 2017  
I do admit that I am not into B&W at all. The drops are lovely though ;-)
posted October 16th, 2017  
Is it ugly?
posted October 16th, 2017  
beautiful
posted October 16th, 2017  
Nothing second rate about it at all. Fabulous detail and composition.
posted October 16th, 2017  
Beautiful. Nice in b&w.
posted October 16th, 2017  
@domenicododaro - yes, but this ugly thing is on pp. go figure!
posted October 16th, 2017  
When I first saw it I said, "Whoa, this is amazing!!" I truly like the way the black and white emphasizes the water drops.
posted October 16th, 2017  
hahaha PP yes it's hard to pull off a b&w rose that screams color but you did it.
posted October 17th, 2017  
I thought WE were the ones who would make the comments! Now if I tell you I like it, I'll feel you'll think I'm either just being nice of I lack good taste! ahha...actually, I think it's lovely, but then I don't have the other to which to compare it! : )
posted October 18th, 2017  
I really like this. The black and white seems to bring out the water droplets.
posted October 18th, 2017  
Beautiful shot
posted October 20th, 2017  
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