Saturday, 29 August 2015

Picture This #318 ~ Contrast/Difference

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week. A very interesting theme, with many possible variations!! I had to think about this one for a while and do some searching of my archive. I finally came up with two 'contrast' shots and two 'difference' shots.

1) Contrast 1: Natural contrast of light and dark. Thistles at sunset. 
Sunset Thistles 3

2) Difference 1: Bumblebee (left) and Honeybee (right)
Head To Head

3) Contrast 2: Artificial contrast of light and dark. Candle against dark background.
Goldenglow 3

4) Difference 2: Life and lifelessness. Small plant growing in the cinders of a lava field. Sunset Crater, Arizona.
Growing In The Cinders 2


  1. I think this prompt really brings out the imaginative in us. The thistle is no longer just a thistle, but a work of art. A good catch with the two types of bees. Like the contrast in the third photo and fascinating where those plants appear.

  2. Hi Mitch, that is a magnificent picture of the thistle. Nice capture of the bees; splendid macro. I love the warmth of the different types of light. My favorite is the succulent growing up, seemingly out of nothing, in the lava field. Contrast/difference in color, texture and life.

  3. Hi Mitch! Wonderful set of shots for the theme. All of them are my favourites, topped by the candle against dark background...

  4. ahhh Mitch these are wonderful shots