This photo was taken Monday morning after the rain clouds cleared. The sun was warm and gorgeous, can you feel it? To see a more high-key photograph of this subject, a yellow daisy, visit Monochromia. Which do you like better?
“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” ~William R. Alger
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In The History and Language of Flowers the Daisy means, cheer. We are experiencing a lot of gray days this Spring, it is raining incessantly. The quote above reminded me that no matter the gray skies, my heart and soul should be full of cheer.
Last week I posted a photograph of a wilted flower on Monochromia. Sue was curious what the photograph looked like in color. Last week I was preparing for my daughter’s first communion and the celebration and had family in from out of town thus preventing me from getting extra time to create a second post. With that being said, I thought I would post the lily in color in addition to posting a color version of the image I posted on Monochromia today. Which do you like best? Do you find the black and white versions more appealing, or the color versions? When you visit Monochromia, you will also find fabulous quotes that accompany the images. I would love to hear your thoughts as to which version of each image is best accompanied by each quote.
This image was taken last week during a trip to Grand Cayman Island. I found the flower on the ground when visiting the Botanical Garden and placed it on a fence railing to photograph it. I am not quite sure what the name of this flower is, but am thinking it must be in either the anemone or daisy families.
The image above was part of my introductory post at a new blog titled Monocromia. The blog was initiated by my friend Joe, from The Visual Chronicle. Joe invited several photographers from around the world to be part of his initiative to start a black and white only photography blog. Each day of the week a different photographer will be posting a black and white image. My post was the third post on the new blog and after just three posts, the blog is doing quite well with a gaining number of followers. For the black and white enthusiasts, be sure to stop by Monochromia and see the beautiful work by many talented artists. In addition, another blog well worth visiting for those who love black and white photography is Leanne Cole’s Monochromatic Madness. Every Tuesday Leanne posts black and white images by various photographers. Always incredible talent to be seen.
My intention is to not always duplicate my posts on Monochromia and here, but to have different images shared on the different sites. Time will be the ultimate deciding factor, however. I also hope to send more images over to Leanne for inclusion in her Monochrome Madness series. We’ll see how successful I am…with the preparations for the studio opening in September and the kids home for summer my time is proving to be limited.