5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge – Fading

I can’t believe I’m on day 4 of the 5 day Black and White Photograph Challenge where for 5 days you share a monochrome photograph…..

I am trying to post a very diverse selection of images over the five days, so far a reflection, some textures and street ‘art’.

Today a fairly high key fading tulip:

Fading tulup

Fading tulup

I am not going to manage to nominate everyone whose black and white images I would like to see! Today I would like to nominate Cybele of ‘There was a Time’, who has a very mystical mood to many of her images. I know she participates in Monochrome Madness, so feel sure she can give us some stunning black and white for 5 days.



  1. Beautiful – I really should do some photography…

  2. Clean, delicate, graceful. How do you get the white background? Photograph against it or take the bkgd out with software?

  3. I must try that some stormy day, but not THIS stormy day- no tulips!

  4. I really like these dying flowers, and I am thinking it could become your ‘signature’ Sue.
    Are you familiar with Mapplethorpe’s flower photos? I expect you are, but here’s a link, just in case.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Yikes, I don’t want to be only associated with decaying flowers ! I know the Mapplethorpe monochrome Cala lily, but I wasn’t aware of the colour work. Interesting, isn’t it, that I use the same vast negative space as he did… At least his flowers were in full bloom! Thanks for the link, Pete. 🙂

  5. Another composition that honors flora beauty…

  6. Exquisite! Beautiful Sue!

    • I think the colour version is better – I didn’t spend enough time with the monochrome looking at the individual colour channels…..I need to spend some time in Photoshop …when I have some time to spare!!

  7. Superb!!!! The use of white is spectacular!

  8. It’s beautiful – I like the high key look!

  9. So artistic Sue. I would expect to see such an image on the wall of a prestigious art gallery. Beautiful!

  10. Negative space is a magical thing!

  11. yes, it’s the spaces that are very zen!! Gorgeous Sue!

  12. Another one for my wall…serene beauty.

  13. Exquisite, it is the quintessence of the fleetingness of time and memory.

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