Dark or light?

I have played around with background this morning, to see what would set off my decaying flowers best….I favour the backlight to get the details in the petals, but side light with the black background can be surprisingly effective:

So, is it to be black:

….or white:

Well,  you know which one I’m going for….

 

 

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33 comments

  1. I’m choosing the one in the light. The flower (lily?) looks like festoons of finest muslin.

  2. When I click on the artist page of the gallery website – http://supervisionnewyork.com/gallery/ there is a rapid showing of images of various artists. One of the images…near the end of the series…resembles your white background work. I can’t seem to identify which one it is out of their listing. Interesting.

  3. This time the white one!

  4. light is my choice here – the details – the mood – and almost 3d (to me at least)

  5. yes the white one – displays the sepia ageing so very nicely

  6. I always preferred black backgrounds when there is a colourful flower is in frame, but here White background looks even better 🙂

    Great reward for your experiments 🙂

    Have a beautiful day, Sue 🙂

  7. A dark background is highly effective with light objects as with your decaying flowers. But a white background emphasizes the soft and delicate in the flowers. Ergo, both can be used.

  8. White. And I would crop that flower head into a square. Now it looks like a tulip!

  9. Bottom one for me too. Though I agree the black background can be very effective.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  10. I tend to like black, but I much prefer the white here.

    janet

  11. I don’t like the ‘shadows’ in the black one so white it is 🙂 🙂

  12. The white one, for the shapes as much as the detail.

  13. I love the white/light background. It’s different; it looks like a drawing.

  14. I do like the dramatic black background Sue but the white seems to be more in keeping with the delicate aging, gives it a an air of fragility.

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