Saturday, March 16, 2019

Form and Structure in Black and White

The days grow in length like some tapeworm feeding on daylight. We are hungry for color. The blacks, grays, and whites of our lives are no longer enough sustenance once the months turn to spring. What was cozy and quiet and meditative and rewarding in its sacrifice has grown wet and heavy and small. Although we were somewhat nurtured by a brilliant yellow-red fire, it no longer feeds us as the more brilliant fire glows longer outside the window. But I spent some time last month working on black and white photos of my birds...one is more colorful in real life than the two others. I find that the black and white gives them their form and structure without the distraction of color in the scenery.


Dark-eyed Junco


Blue-jay


Chickadee


And the one that scolds me when I forget to fill the feeders I will bring you in living color.

White breasted Nuthatch

10 comments:

  1. Just delightful. Thank you. :)

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  2. Absolutely stunning photos, and the most were in b/w.

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  3. lovely photos as always.

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  4. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Nice bird photos...they look like they are posing for you. It sure is spring-like in your yard! Beautiful! I like the woodpecker holes in your tree. Andrea

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  5. What a lovely post - words and photos. :-)

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  6. Beautiful photos, although i can understand why you long for color now.

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  7. Awesome black and whites.

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  8. The b&w photos are great but the colour in the last one is gorgeous. Such a pretty bird.

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  9. I am getting to appreciate black and white photos in a way I never did before. Those bird pictures are wonderful.

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  10. Beautiful. Thinking I need to take a walk, camera in hand.

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