Ferns on the forest floor amid fallen tree trunks. Their color and shape stood out from an otherwise drab background, and monochrome seems the better way to display them.
Usually I photograph lotus blossoms in early morning, but yesterday I arrived at the pond around 2 PM. Sunlight was falling almost straight down on top of the flowers. Looking at the results, I thought a monochrome rendering of the images would be appropriate.
Finally, a monochrome dragonfly shot, taken about the same time.
Here are some monochrome photos to highlight this Horseshoe Crab season. Currently, the populations of Horseshoe Crabs, as well as of the birds that eat their eggs, Red Knots, Dunlins, Semipalmated Sandpiper, and Ruddy Turnstone, are all supposed to be in decline. There is no single cause and probably many unknowns as well.
It’s been a month since my last trip to the lotus pond. I’ve been meaning to go back and take more pictures, but haven’t done so yet, mainly because it’s been so hot.
The following photo is a monochrome version of a shot taken last month. Since the flower is white, it lends itself easily to this b&w treatment.