This is my 4th of 5 images for the Black and White Challenge. I have taken some liberties and stretched a few days of rest in between so technically I am not following the rules which say I am supposed to post one image a day for five days. But rules are just guidelines right?
Regardless, along with a new image, today I offer you another element of effective black and white - patterns. It seems that pattern plays a very big role when colour is absent - providing interest and helping to move your eye through the frame. Repeating patterns often show up in architecture and nature and without colour to distract us their beauty really shines in black and white.
I call this image “INTO THE WOODS.” I joined a group of photographers on a hike in search of waterfalls but along the way came across several captivating miniature scenes like this fern vortex. A collection of miniature frond ladders appeared and beckoned me to climb down the dark centre to another world.
Again if I were following the rules, I would nominate another person to participate in the challenge but in this case would like to simply mention the gifted photographer and all round great guy who organized and led the hike that day.
+Mike Goodwin has long completed the Black and White Challenge (plus the Split Tone Challenge at roughly the same time) and his image “Looking Inward” inspired my own consideration of the million little worlds full of beautiful patterns that one can find if you dare to go hunting with the camera.
Only one more image (and one more Michael to nominate) and my challenge will be complete. I hope you find some fun things to challenge you this week my friends.