Category Archives: Other

Black and White Challenge – Day 5

This black and white challenge has been fun to see so many artists and their finest work.  This one is a photograph I took soon after I got more serious about photography.  From the start, this was planned to be black and white.  It was entered in a contest that included 23 camera clubs in 2012 and was awarded first place for the black and white print category.  I made a blog post a while back about how this was shot and processed. If you are interested, you can find it here.

Tulips in black and white

Tulip Dance

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Black and White Challenge – Day 4

For day 4 of the black and white challenge, I chose his image of a sunflower that was captured with a macro lens.  I like how the absence of color and the side lighting brings out the textures and contrast.

Sunflower in black and white

Sunflower from a Different Perspective

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Black and White Challenge – Day 3

For Day 3 of the black and white challenge, I submit this photo of the railroad bridge in Hastings, Minnesota.  I like how the bridge reaches up into the sky and on this particular day the gossamer clouds seemed to point to the peak of the structure.  Converting this to black and white made the image more dramatic.

Hastings Train Bridge in Black and White

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Black and White Challenge – Day 2

For the second day of the black and white challenge, this is a photo from my recent trip to France at Oradour-sur-Glane.  Because nearly 700 people had been massacred there by the Nazis on June 10, 1944, black and white helped to represent the sadness I felt being there.  This is what was left of the town square.

Oradour Town Square

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Black and White Challenge – Day 1

I’ve been challenged by Marge Springett, a member of my photo club to participate in a 5-day black and white challenge.  Here is my photo for Day 1.  This was taken on a trip with my husband in September, 2012, and was converted to black and white using the black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop.  I really like how black and white helps the viewer to see form and texture without the distraction of color.  I had to go back a couple of years to get this favorite of mine.

Black Hills, SD