Sunlit shade plant

Shade plants in the Botanical Building at Balboa Park - shot with Nikon Coolpix L840
Flowering shade plant in the Botanical Building at Balboa Park – shot with Nikon Coolpix L840

Looks like we are in for May-gray and June-gloom this year. It started last week.

It’s tough to shoot with heavy overcast. I spent last Saturday at Balboa Park from 12 to 4PM. Thankfully that was just when the sun broke through the haze. I didn’t care for the high sun, but I shot mostly inside the Botanical Building which filtered the light.

I was pretty happy with this shot. The light and dark created nice drama. And that’s what I love about black and white photography—the surprise. A blasé color photo can turn dramatic when you drop out the color. Black and white photography is just another way to discover the world in front of you.

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2 thoughts on “Sunlit shade plant

  1. Great shot. Truly Black and White photos give you the story behind the colours, another way to refocus and re-appreciate things.

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