I love Painted Trilliums. Common knowledge for many of you who have known me for a little while and even shared, I believe, by our Hong Kong correspondent. But as gorgeous is their coloring, the deep magenta contrasting with the rich white, I am drawn to the way black and white rendering shows off the gentle curves and ripples of the petals. The contrast still works too. For me, the enjoyment of the flower is heightened without the power of the color demanding one’s attention. That is not to say that I don’t get a thrill from the colors when I spy them in the woods, but visualizing the image in monochrome and then seeing it materialize as I make the conversion can take my breath away.
Here is one from this past May that I had not worked until this morning. I hope it brightens your day as it just did mine. As a refresher, here is the same flower, in landscape format, from a May posting in color.