Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gardens in Black & White

There are really nice gardens at the George Eastman House, and I always photograph them when I visit there, no matter what the weather.  Here's the thing - I have always photographed gardens in color.  But I have this book of extraordinary black & white photographs by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll who lived from 1843-1932 in Surrey, England.  She photographed her own garden, which was legendary in its design.  So here's the thing - it is easy for me to photograph in color, but shooting gardens in black & white is hard.  So for that reason I always try to do it.  This is one of my attempts.  I do love the luscious gray tones that black and white photography produces.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the color photo of the gardens as my screen saver for a year or two. Now screen is the end of your street in color! :-)
It is interesting in black & white.