I always shoot in color, but I oftentimes try converting my photos to black-and-white, as I quite like the aesthetic and sometimes it brings out more of the texture of the subject. For this series of flower photos I've tried to combine both aesthetics. The black-and-white background puts emphasis on the deep saturated colors of the blossoms.
229 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 100
Those were all shot in the Volksgarten, a pretty big park in D├╝sseldorf, Germany.
135 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 100
Moving along the visible spectrum from yellow over orange to red.
154 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 100
Pink isn't even in the visible spectrum.
194 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO 100
Another take on the water lily in the first photo. Ok actually it's not the same one. This is my favourite shot from that day.
154 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 100
Tried to go for a pop art vibe. Not sure if it worked, but I like it. This is the only image I used Photoshop for, the rest is done completely in Lightroom.
Collage, one photograph; 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 200