seeing differently: 3rd of 15

For the third submission to Robin’s photo challenge, Seeing Differently, I decided to walk about the Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Garden with a Nikon D750 and a Nikon Macro 40 mm lens with an intention to look for repeating patterns.

The Flower Trial Garden sets aside about 20,000 square feet for planting annuals from late May through October.  This color-filled garden is located across the street from the University’s Center for the Arts and even though the garden is about research it does offer an inviting environment for both students and non-students, alike.

I find that my eye generally tends to favor black and white images: yet, the color version of the image seems more dramatic and gentle to the eye.  What are your thoughts?




  1. I love what look like variations on the green leaves. With the leaves being so sharp, I think the colors of the green give them a softer quality. Either way, a very stunning photo, Brenda.

  2. Gorgeous patterns. I also favour the colour version – the light tends to dance more. The BW is also wonderful. Both versions offer something different. Wonderful Brenda!

    1. Thank you…I went back to the color image to explore depth…I agree with you as it seems the orange and yellow pull the eyes into the image.

  3. Being more a “monochrome guy” I tend to favor the B&W. Structure, texture and light is very beautiful. That said, seeing the images side by side, strangely the eye is drawn to the colored version first. Isn’t green supposed to be the color of hope 😉? You have an awesome blog, Brenda!

    1. Well thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I always love hearing from photographers…their creative eye and thoughts are priceless.

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