I like the timeless quality and contrast that I can get when using black and white photography. The pictures look like old-fashioned prints or postcards.
I took the pictures at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago. The humidity from the plants and flowers added a hazy, timelessness quality to the pictures.
What are your favorite black and white photographic images? What types of pictures do you prefer to take in black and white?
I threw some quotes to go with the pictures. I hope you like it.
Black and white photography offers an alternative way of seeing reality, a different mirror on the world, a powerful means of artistic expression. John Garrett, The Art of Black and White Photography
Sweet veils of silver and soul-haze swam through all things and lay over all things. Robert Walser, Selected Stories
Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. Ken Kesey
In this fleeting life, there is nothing stronger than a visual idea or moment stopped in time forever. And nothing does this better than a black-and-white photograph. Richard Olsenius, National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Digital Black & White, National Geographic Photography Field Guides