Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Norfolk Pines in Black and White

I love black and white photos. They are so clear cut and sharp. No colors interfere with the meaning of the shot. The darkness is obvious against the light, and the contrast is easy to see. I sometimes wish life were like that - black and white and easy to understand. All the colors of life blend together in this confusing way, making me unable to determine where the lines are. I can't seem to find the pretty white fenced-in path that leads to all things beautiful. Wouldn't it be easier if I were colorblind and only saw the darkness and the light? But then again, black and white photos are filled with gray as well. And if the world were colorless, we could only lead pale and colorless lives. Not all things need to be known and understood this very moment. Sometimes the colors need to blend and time needs to grow before we can really see. 

These are some photos of the Norfolk pine trees that grow all over the island. They always remind me of Lincoln Logs for some reason. Their scattered branches and clumps of needles are best shown in black and white, I think. 


  1. I adore Norfolk Trees, they just remind me of my beach holidays as a kid.

  2. Beautiful photos. I love black and whites, so simple and elegant.


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