Dirk-Olaf Leimann  

Wood Anemone by Dirk-Olaf Leimann

April 2021 - Wood Anemone

April 2021 - Dirk-Olaf Leimann


About the Image(s)

Just taken yesterday when we did a walk in a small forest, the wood Anemone is white and yellow and the question is for me, if this is something that can be nice in black and white.

The conversion is done with a black and white converting software.

3 comments posted

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hello Dirk
A beautiful flower that is difficult to convert to black and white and that results in the same contrast that its yellow stamens produce in color against the whiteness of its petals. The software used produces a black border on the leaves of the purple plant   Posted: 04/05/2021 09:39:40

Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Dirk the light on the flower and the leaves in the background is really nice but I do find the black outlining of the leaves and flowers on the left is really distracting for me. Not sure how to get rid of that. I would have maybe tried to get rid of that plant and tried an image without it.   Posted: 04/15/2021 20:21:42

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Dirk, the off-center main subject is creative, but I must suggest I am not bonding or connecting to this composition emotionally: it does not present an aesthetic (or narrative) that works for me. However, it appears all the right ingredients are present; perhaps another go at this will yield a more solid presentation.

I will suggest, different lighting and exposure: I feel the over-bright white petals are disturbing the whole scene and a more calming exposure may work better before conversion to BW. In the BW conversion process, then, you could brighten exposure (maybe) to bring the flower its prominence. : )   Posted: 04/16/2021 14:56:40


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