Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The same day I was out admiring the contents of my garbage can I also photographed the crocus in the yard. I took a ton of photos and this was one of my favorites. I usually don't like to "touch" my photos other than to adjust the levels if need be. It's not that I don't appreciate when people do, it's just not my style. But this photo called out for this color/black and white effect.
I really liked the composition with the lines drawing the eye up and back, except there was a dot of purple that kept distracting my eye at the bottom left (see below). I could have Photoshopped it out but that seemed overly invasive. The photo was also practically black and white to begin with and that's what gave me the idea to just make it all black and white except the central flower. I think it's OK to have a "style" or a set of rules one tries to follow, but it's also OK to break them some times.