Last weekend Michael and Janet were walking in Lathkill Dale in the Peak District. At this time of year the limestone valleys are alive with wild flowers and the sound of birdsong. Absolutely delightful.
This being England though, the early summer weather was cool, showery and breezy, not exactly ideal for photographing flowers. At least there was no sun to cause contrast problems! Never one to be put off, Michael waited patiently to capture a few images in-between the gusts and processed them later to give a moody look that replicates the old cyanotype process for printing and black and white images….
Removing the colour focuses attention on the delicate shapes and textures that are so typical of wild flowers in their natural habitat. Expect to see more moody monochrome on the Art In The Garden blog in the future as Michael loves to experiment with tinted and toned black and white images!