Photography by J.D. Magers

Portfolio Book Image: Palm Bark

Added on by J.D. Magers.

And, we're done with flowers already.  Moving on to the next subject.  This is another of my absolute favorite black and white images.  This is palm tree bark, taken outside in my father-in-law's backyard during one of our Florida trips to see Grandpa.  I had the setting sun behind me, which was providing some awesome Florida light.  I never really considered this in color however, seeing it from start to finish as a black and white.  The challenge was finding a composition through the view finder.  With as many of these bark shards as there were, it was mostly about finding a pleasing pattern.  After a couple of attempts, I saw the bark in kind of these diagonal rows, which helped me settle on an image with lines in it.  After only a couple more frames, I knew I had the image.  And I know to look for patterns in my images that I intend to convert to black and white.