I posted on Facebook yesterday a color image of ferns that I found while out for a walk. I liked it but went back and revisited the image and converted it to Black and White. I like it even more. The following is from my Artist Statement that I use in shows and exhibits so some of you may have seen/read this but I think it really applies to this image.
I have been delving more and more into Black and White photography. Focusing on textures and patterns has allowed me to recognize the simple beauty contained in the natural world. By using Black and White for a lot of my current images I want to give the viewers a chance to experience the symmetry of the images without the distraction that color can sometimes inject. Nothing wrong with color – works for many of my images – but sometimes I think it gets in the way of experiencing the subject in an elemental way.