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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mostly Black and White Wednesday ~ Focus

One reason I will choose to edit a photo in black and white is to clear away distractions and draw the eyes to a focal point. Sometimes too much color can be distracting. I don't have a studio in my home and I don't always have time to stage my shots, so a black and white edit can help eliminate the distractions.

I think that's the case in this first photo. I took this photo for an instagram challenge and the prompt was "reflection". 

Usually I think color is what makes flowers so beautiful and visually appealing, but sometimes it's nice to look past the color and see what's really going on with the flower. I love the way this hyacinth looks in black and white.

And these last two were taken with a "yellow only" and "red only" setting on my camera. Sometimes it's fun to highlight exactly what you want to be seen. 

Linking up with  Black and White Wednesday and BWW


  1. I like the first shot and the red boots made me laugh. One of the reasons I have b & whites to choose from is because I am participating in a 365 day challenge, besides my weekly memes. The 365 gives us a prompt every day to interpret and none have been b & w, but I am getting more possibilities for those through that. Plus trying to make some photos work for both the 365 and some of the weekly memes.

  2. Great edits! I agree, that BW really simplifies the photo sometimes and all of your shots are so creative!

  3. Such a fun splash of color! And I agree - I know a photo is meant to be in black and white when something completely different pops when I transform it,Thanks for linking up!

  4. Love the red boots and would like to know how to do that ~ Very creative photography and unique style ~ thanks, xxx

    artmusedog and carol

  5. My favorite image is the black torso with the brilliant yellow daffodils. You do have a creative eye. This is my first time participating in Black and White Wednesday.
    JM Illinois