Compass Plant

Compass Plant_MonochromeThis photograph of a Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) is my entry for week 19 of the Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. I was out wandering the prairie meadows at Deer Run Forest Preserve waiting for the sun to set on the 4th of July when I took this photograph.

This plant had to of been close to seven feet tall and the large yellow flowers helped it to stand out from the rest of the plants. From a distance I had thought that it might be a Sunflower. Even in color the back ground of this image seemed to be perfect for a black and white image. AS I said above it was nearly sunset giving just a touch of light on the flower petals.

Each week many other photographers enter their pieces of monochrome art work to the Monochrome Madness Challenge. I have learned so much each week from my personal experience and from the work of the other artists. Take a few minutes to enjoy the work all of the artists have presented. They will be posted later today on Leanne Cole’s Blog. You will also be able to find the instructions on how to enter your own photographs to the challenge. Enjoy!

P.S. I almost forgot to mention that today’s post is also post #100. Many more to come!


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11 Responses to Compass Plant

  1. lauramacky says:

    Fantastic! I love those hairs on the stems and how only the left open flower is illuminated. Brilliant!


  2. lauramacky says:

    Whoops and congrats on your 100th post!


  3. Beautiful shot and congratulations on your 100th post 🙂


  4. one of my favourites now!! this is beautiful!! Congrats on 100 post!!!


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