Monochrome Moments in Nature


β€œTo see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”

~ Andri Cauldwell

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Wheat Field, The Palouse

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Fallen Frond

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Iris in Rain

 

“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”

~Eliot Erwitt

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Ferns

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Leaves and Frost

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Lily Pad, Chiang Mai

 

“To contemplate is to look at shadows.”

~Victor Hugo

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Laden Blooms

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Leaves

 

Nature, Monochrome, Close-Up, Black and White, Photography, Nikon, Fujifilm X-T2

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

 

Categories: Black and White, Flowers, Plants and Trees, Nature, PhotographyTags: , , , , , , , , ,

168 comments

  1. These are fantastic. I’m glad I found your blog!

  2. amazing photographs; I love black-and-white movies for similar reasons; the most recent I saw was the Oscar winner, ‘The Artist’ —

  3. β™₯️β™₯️

  4. This was an exquisite celebration of flora in black-and-white, Jane. The B/W brought out all the lines of each plant’s structure so well. And the quotes were a joy, too. My two faves here were the first photo, the wheat, and the Victor Hugo quote about shadows. The wheat heads looked like they were braided, something I’ve never considered when looking at it in color. And I am a big shadow-watcher, and I know you are too, and this VH quote enhanced this secret hobby I have. Liked every single photo and quote, thank you.

    • Hi Jet, What a pleasure to read, thank you very much. I now wish I had done some more studies of the wheat fields in the Palouse. The wheat heads and patterns are fascinating – so glad you agree. And also that we share a love of shadow play. It is all around us, if we look. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Catching up and looking forward to your latest posts. πŸ™‚

  5. Absolutely stunning, especially the the wheat field and the ferns. Love nature. My son sent me an incredible black and white of his 3 year old. It looked so antiquated. I wish I could show you just so you know how it looks.

    You’re inspiring me to put my camera back to use It’s been awhile. The last time I used it was August 21,2017. I took pictures of the solar eclipse. I live in Medford Oregon and we had a perfect view. We had the protective glasses and I bought special film to cover my lens.
    All these pictures are great. So much more of your artistry to explore, and since I’m retired it’s nice to relax and visit other peoples blogs all over the world and connect in unique ways without leaving home. May your days ahead be bright and cheery, with all the best to you. β™‘
    Susan πŸ™ƒ

    • Hi Susan, First, forgive my late reply- I read your lovely comment and then completely forgot to go back. 😬 I am pleased you enjoyed these black and whites- a genre that I truly love. I’m happy you found it inspiring and compelling to pick up a camera again. That’s the best compliment. How wonderful that you shot the solar eclipse! Enjoy exploring blogs and I hope you come back to visit sometime soon. Thanks very much and I hope you are safe and doing well. πŸŒˆπŸ€—

      • No apology needed Jane. I’m just starting out in this WP blogosphere, so I may take awhile to comment back or comment on other blogs myself. Mitch Teemley had called attention to your site and I wanted to check out your wonderful collage of your pictures. Take care, and be blessed. πŸ™ƒ

  6. you collect very nice photographs

  7. Very beautiful collection of a wonderful art of our nature.

  8. Monochrome moments are sometimes the best in so many ways… πŸ‘

  9. Beautiful interpretation as always Jane.

  10. Didn’t know flowers and leaves can be so beautiful in black and white!

  11. LOVE B&W and your work (and processing) is exquisite, Jane. πŸ™‚

  12. Glorious shots. You inspire me to work harder on mine attempts.

  13. Your black and white images really highlight the details and texture. Truly beautiful, Jane. And inspiring, too! I hope you are staying well and finding inspiration wherever you can!

  14. Love the lily pad, Jane. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I do generally prefer colour but black and white creates a mood all of its own. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. I love pictures on black and white.

  16. They are so beautiful.. and I love those quotes..

  17. Great, that was so amazing photography πŸŽ‰

  18. Wonderfully composed and expertly processed in B&W. My favorites are … ‘Wheat Field’ … there is a lot of motion in that photo and, I love The Palouse! ‘Leaves & Frost’ is another favorite … such crunchy texture and wonderful selective focus. Kudos on a stunning collection of monochromes!

    • How nice to read your reaction to these, Denise. And I’m so glad you’ve been to the Palouse! I wish I had done more studies like Wheat Field…ah, must go back someday. It’s exciting, as you know, when an image works especially well in monochrome. Thank you so much!

  19. These quotes are so apt and so inspiring! Your photos are great examples of how true each statement is.

  20. As always, a fine collection, Jane. The wheat is awesome as is the frond. Hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!

  21. Gorgeous work, Jane, you are inspiring!!

  22. Awesome! Lily pad in Chiang Mai is sensational.

  23. Wow!!! These are stunning pictures!

  24. Beautiful images, Jane, and the quotes are very true. πŸ™‚

  25. beautiful. so many patterns and waves within

  26. I think I’ve mentioned this before … but you’re awesome πŸ™‚ plus that quote is so great! Deep. Deep.

  27. Black and white isn’t my favourite, but these are wonderful, Jane. I especially like Fallen Frond and Iris in the Rain.

  28. All are quite beautiful, Jane! My favorite is the iris!

  29. I always love your black and white work. This is no exception.

  30. LOve these monchromes.
    Happy Valentine’s Day

  31. What can I Jane say except love them all particularly those gorgeous ferns that I love drawing so much. Happy Valentines Day to you too πŸ’•

  32. Marvellous photos and accompanying quotes, Jane.

  33. A gorgeous collection. Leaves and wheat really stood out for me. And the lovely softness of laden blooms. Happy Valentine’s Day Jane.
    Alison

  34. Happy Valentines Day to you too Jane. Thanks for brightening mine with these marvelous photos and great quotes. I like all the images, but particularly the wheat field and the fallen frond and the ferns. Thank you.

  35. Jane,Beautiful as always. Β Happy Valentine’s Day.Love, David xx

  36. Oh, the wheat! There is not one tiny thing that could be done to improve that photo. The tones, the sense of simultaneous order and disorder – just wonderful. “Fallen Frond” makes me smile, too. Look at that one blade tucked under the others – great framing and just plain seeing. πŸ™‚ The wet iris is sad – I don’t think their petals hold up well to that kind of rain. Well done. Your ferns are friendly and full of joy. They were lovingly photographed, in my opinion. I like the complex shapes and textures in the frosty leaves. I think I recognize those heavily-veined, curvy leaves but can’t remember the name of that plant. Nice! The heart looks like it’s beating, really! Was that on a beach somewhere? A wonderful collection, Jane, and a delight for the soul, yes. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too.

  37. The chaos of those wheat seed heads is wonderful and makes for a captivating opening image.

  38. I love these, especially the iris in the rain!!

  39. wow jane wonderful pictures.
    many greetings robert

  40. Fav = Iris in the Rain – all beautiful, eco

  41. Really stunning! B&W photographs can be very provocative and surprising.:)

  42. Jane, what lovely images. Iris in Rain was particularly arresting for me. Sending a Happy Valentine’s Day wish to you two.

  43. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too, Jane. Beautiful monochrome images. Love the quotes too. 😍

  44. Brilliant as always. Ferns about replanted my eyeballs! Love all the textures and shades of grey and the blacks to get lost in. Happy Valentine’s Day Miz Jane.

  45. Love these photos. Had to look at them several times. Black and white can be so beautiful. Simply lovely Jane.

  46. I love how black and white photography can be so colorful…
    Great pics πŸ‘πŸ»

  47. Stunning

  48. 🀍 the wonderful forms and textures

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  49. Really images that make me silent!
    Beautiful Jane.

  50. Fantastic photos, Jane! You are always surprising us with your art and technique. Thank you!

  51. Jane your photographs are stunning! Black and white photography is for me the the purist form of the discipline, and yours are food for the soul. xxx

  52. Another lovely collection of images, Jane. Happy Valentine’s to you too.

  53. Bless you. Every one of these stimulates the brain matter and softens the heart.

  54. The monochrome images are very impressive. I like them all, but the ferns are especially dear to me as they reveal the interpretative aspects best in my opinion. Great job, Jane!

  55. Beautifully done and thanks for the good quotes. Just a wonderful example of how monochrome can capture the heart and soul … especially when done well. Thanks for sharing.

  56. My soul is definitely delighted, thank you πŸ™‚ … beautiful set, Jane. ❀

  57. I think the wheat, ferns, and leaves are best served by the monochrome. They have such wonderful details that are highlighted by the lack of color. For me, flowers need color to show at their best.

    janet

  58. Beautiful collection. The Valentine’s Day shot is especially poignant.

  59. Two fantastic quotes, Jane and the pictures we can interpret their beauty for ourselves.
    Shadows in photography may be tricky in some instances, helpful in others. A bit of an analogy for life, too

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