This image is another in my series of color conversion experiments. Is it successful? I think it is, but you tell me.
I didn’t simply remove the color, I used a full range of contrasting gray tones to tell a different story about this emerging flower. Without the greens and the reds, the image changes dramatically.
Shapes and how they relate to each other depend entirely on texture and monochrome tonality. I love B&W because the level of abstraction forces a deeper look into the subject. Most flowers and plants don’t make the transition well or at all. I like this one.