And I should have added in the title that mostly they are more black and whites. The days have been so dull and gloomy with cloud if not actual rain – it is very difficult to get enough light for photos & those I do get? They are marred with the graininess that I often get in low light. So I have turned them to black and whites. I am definitely going to do something with these.
MtLawleyShire’s Flame trees. Both the flowers & the branches look wonderful in black and white, becoming studies in the complexity of line and shade, the flowers’ balance of gentle grey – in total contrast with their startling and beautiful scarlet which throws even the sky into shade – but in black and white, they assume a different personality:
A flame tree in another street – it is not flowering yet, though it is covered in buds. This looks wonderfully storm-tossed (& it was just after some wild weather)
These are taken in West Perth tonight.
It is from teh tree that had the lovely coloured leaves and branches that I shot against a cream wall. All the leaves are gone now, leaving the branches and twigs bare, like haikus of themselves. They are shot against a heavy sky (it did nothing, just frowned down upon the afternoon and apparently cleared in time for sunset, but I was working so didn’t get to see anything but a brief hint of aftermath):
And these are turned to black and white:
A street tree in street lights:
and a detail rendered into white against the black of night.
I hope you are enjoying my experimentations.