Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Call to Simplicity

Some images call for simplicity. They call me to simplify my thoughts and my day. I will know immediately if this is the case. Quite possibly I will be aware of this on some level before I even take the shot. I wonder if I first call myself to simplicity and then take the shots that will move me in that direction. Chaos usually seeks calm.

Quite often I will turn these particular images, the simplicity images, into black and white pictures in processing. Pulling out the colour allows me to focus on the lines and form. Though beautiful in its bright yellow splendour, this tulip had greater impact stripped of its hue.