Colors…to Black and to White

The photos in this post are not examples of photo journalism. They are arranged.  

The first photo is a macro taken through a vase of cut flowers.  What you are seeing are the leaves and stems in the water. The orange background was created by placing a freshly picked pumpkin directly behind the vase…and waiting for the sun.

The second photo is based on a photo taken along 101 near the Sonoma-Marin County Line.  In this instance, I ran the photo through post processing reducing the colors to two.  It dramatically changed the impression created by the image–from a dead tree on the horizon to a possible movie poster for a B movie horror film. Perhaps something like The Creature From the Hills?

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California
101 (Sonoma-Marin County Line) 

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California