It's a new year so time for a new blog post!
The Photo Arts Group in Escondido is doing a Black and White Exhibition for January. I went back through 2016 photos searching for color images that would make the switch to black and white well, and selected this image of a flower and butterfly from back in April:
The essence of this photo is the upside down blossom with the butterfly attaching itself. So I cropped it to this:
In Camera Raw I worked to eliminate all but the essence to arrive at this:
I like the stem out of focus emerging from rear to front. Then I converted to black and white using SilverEfex:
For a black and white image the emerging stem did not seem as desirable so the image was cropped again. Here is the final version:
I look forward to working more with black and white this year. And making more frequent blog entries. And, hopefully, hearing your comments frequently.
Happy New Year!