|Grande Dames de Val Vidal|
Some subjects like the two photographs above do not have a wealth of rich color to begin with so taking the little color there is out of the image makes for a stronger composition. With the spider web below the green background had been a distraction so making it black and white made the delicate dew jeweled web more evident in the picture.
September Spider Web by J. Binford-Bell
|Shy Bells by J. Binford-Bell|
But flowers seem to require color, so taking out the color seems at first a betrayal until the structure of the flower begins to seduce the viewer. Aspens, however, especially in the winter come to life in Black and White.
|Reflections in Black and White|
|Memory of Trees 4|
|Memory of Trees 3|
|Memory of Trees 2|
|Memory of Trees 1|
Winner of 2nd Prize at Ralph Solano 2017