|Building up Steam by J. Binford-Bell|
Black and white is a time worn photographic tradition. Regardless of how great color has become especially in this digital age and how we can play with it until it becomes more like a painting than a photograph photographers are continually drawn back to the elemental nature of black and white.
|Waiting for Spring by J. Binford-Bell|
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.
|Sitting on the Fence|
|Reflections in Black and White|
|Waiting for the Rain|