Elizabeth, over at Tea and Paper, recently invited me to complete the five-day Black and White photo challenge. I’d never dreamt of taking photos in black and white anymore, until I got Elizabeth’s invite, and I have learnt so much not only from taking the photos but also from all the comments you have left me on my previous three days’ submissions for this challenge. What I’m also very happy to hear, from some of you, is that some of the photos I have submitted have been inspirational for new short stories. That has to be music to the ears of any photographer when they are told their work is inspirational and is sparking off new creative ideas.
There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.
2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.
Today, I’m bending the rules of the challenge slightly, and am submitting two photographs for you because I could not decide which of the two to submit. The first photo was taken on the same foggy morning as yesterday’s photo but, by the time I took it, the fog was lifting. You’ll notice the appearance of a certain dog in both these photos and, in this first photo, two of his doggie friends and their owners had moments earlier said goodbye to us and can be seen in the distance.
This next photo was taken this morning, which was cold, frosty and sunny. What I like about this photo are the shadows the sun was casting of the railings. I’ve learnt that photos of shadows seem to be far better when taken in black and white.
Do you have a favourite out of these two photos? Maybe you think I should have used just the one?
Today, I’d like it invite Peggy, at Oak Trees Studio, to take up the five-day black and white photography challenge. Another winner of my recent Mildred Awards, Peggy publishes some wonderful photography on her blog. Yesterday she posted a photo of some snowdrops which, here in the UK, are usually the sign that we have turned a corner and are leaving Winter behind while welcoming Spring to our land. She is also is very talented in the arts and crafts area especially when it comes to re-covering chairs using a tool known as a ‘hooky’. Check out the two posts she has recently published to learn what she does and see the results of her work, by clicking here and here.
You can view the photos I have submitted for this challenge so far by clicking on the links below.
Of course blogging is all about fun, so the invite to take up the challenge is optional to all those I am nominating this week.
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