Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.


Sometimes things go contrary to what I had expected.  With a bright and colorful flower like this Mum, I had expected the final image to be in color. But as I processed the image, I realized that the photo was really more about shape and form than it was about color.  Though I think both versions work, I personally prefer the black and white one.

Mum, Color

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Mum, Black and White

Copyright Howard Grill

Producing both versions also gave me the opportunity to try black and white printing with Epson Hot Press Bright White paper, and, I have to say, the results are really exceptionally nice.