Flowers – 1

Inspired by series that my other blogger friends and family have created, I thought of doing the same for those themes that encompass more than a few of my uploaded photographs; or, as the programmer in me would say, those clusters that my photographs form. 😉 Some of these themes might have a paltry number of photographs in them right now, but who knows, I might click twenty photos related to a theme one lucky day, so I’ll just keep these series open-ended.

Tulip in Bloom

Clicked on the same day as another bunch of tulips, this close-up shot was a welcome change from capturing row after colorful row of beautiful tulips at the Tulip festival of Skagit Valley, Washington. 🙂

Tulips

It was only during the Tulip festival at Skagit Valley, Washington, that I started appreciating the mind-blowing variety of tulips. Look at these beautiful orange-and-yellow tulips from the festival.

Tulips

Tulips

Flowers beyond colors

The heart of a flower

The heart of a flower

When we think flowers, we always think colors. What’s beyond the color? I think it’s texture. And what better way to ignore the color than to make it monochrome? 🙂 I tried it on a photograph of a flower that I clicked quite a while back. Looking at the result, I must admit that it’s a window into the soul of a flower from a completely different perspective.

Monochromes do make one look at a shot differently. (At least for me they do.) Since I’m pretty sure I’ll post many more monochrome photographs in the future, I’m submitting this one to Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness series. Let’s see how it goes, and if I make a habit of it.