carnivorous plant

Light, Shadow and Form

Sometimes plants are much more interesting in black and white. I stumbled across a mass of these carnivorous plants (Heliamphora minor) in the High Altitude House at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In color, they were just a sea of green foliage. Interesting plants, but not doing much for me in terms of traditional plant photography. Yet, I was attracted by the plants' unique shape, as well as the strong light and shadow (which is so often a problem in garden photography). It was those very elements that made these plants perfect candidates for black-and-white photography.

Photo ©2009 Lee Anne White. All rights reseved. Photographed at Atlanta Botanical Garden.