Black and White Photography Challenge: Day 5

Elizabeth, over at Tea and Paper, recently invited me to complete the five-day Black and White photo challenge.  On this last day of the challenge for me, I want to thank Elizabeth for inviting me to join in, as I have learnt so much from it and really enjoyed experimenting with black and white photography. Elizabeth (and the person I am inviting to take up the challenge today) were winners of one of the Mildred Awards I recently awarded to fellow bloggers whom I felt have supported me during my first 12 months here on WordPress. If you haven’t already visited her blog, then please drop by and give Elizabeth a “Hi”.  She will certainly give you a very warm welcome and I can guarantee you will settle in to her blogging community very quickly.

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.

I was in such a dilemma as to which photo to publish with this being the last day of the challenge for me.  So, we are off back to Devon, where the photos for day one and two were taken, and I give you a view of what I found when walking to the end of a path which led off from our room at the Inn we were staying.  It was quite a dramatic view and I took both a colour and black and white photo and, like the photo for day three, I think this photo has a bleak look about it.

View at the end of a path

Today, I’d like to invite Serins, at Serins Sphere, to take up the five-day black and white photography challenge.  Although I’ve not seen a great deal of photography on her blog, Serins lives in Namibia, which from the photos she has published (normally her weekend “If we were having coffee” posts), looks a wonderful part of the world to live.  If she takes up the challenge, then all who follow her blog will, I’m sure, be in for some pretty spectacular photography.  Serins is a very talented writer and is half way through publishing her blogging tips feature The A-Z Lowdown on Blogging.  If you are looking for some professional blogging tips then this feature is a must read.

You can view all the photos I have submitted for this challenge by clicking on the links below.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Of course blogging is all about fun, so the invite to take up the challenge is optional to all those I have nominated this week.

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  1. The sky is really dramatic in this picture ! Like the others, I’ve also enjoyed your different entries for this challenge… my favourites being…. hmm I think it would be the ones from DAY 1 and DAY 3 !

    1. Yes, that seems to be what others are saying as well. The photo has a lot of drama in it because of it being in B&W, whereas the colour version does not portray that. I’m now looking at and taking B&W photos from a whole new perspective.

      I hope you enjoy participating in the challenge, Kat. Have fun with it. 🙂

  2. This picture makes me think of Heathcliff and ‘Wuthering Heights’. Plenty of windswept drama here. The contrast between the bright sky and dark rocks gives the look of an approaching storm. A good setting for your ghost story. 😊

    Congratulations on completing this challenge Hugh. I have learned so much with this. The work has been really worth it. I will never view my photos in quite the same way again. Interesting how this challenge has sparked so many exchanges of ideas. 😊

    1. Yes, I agree with you, Maria. The photo does have a wild look about it. Withering Heights is certainly a very good match with the photo. I think all we need are some 18th century folk in the picture, and we have ourselves a great book or movie cover/poster for a period drama.

      I’ve had so much fun with this challenge, Maria, and I have learnt so much from participating in it. Theses WordPress challenges, that come our way, are often eye openers when participating in them. Not only that but other readers/viewers also seem to get some creativity from them.

    1. Yes, although better in colour if you want some warmth in your life. Colleen referred to the photo as having a wild look, which I think it does have. All we needed was an 18th century man on a horse to come riding by.

  3. Hi Hugh, thanks very much for participating, I love to see your photos and get to know a little bit more about Devon, such a great place. This photo is priceless, the clouds are gorgeous, and this rock is interesting, nature always has a gift for us. Have a great weekend!

    1. I’ve so enjoyed doing this challenge, Elizabeth, so thank you again for inviting me too participate. It was great fun and has given me a whole new perspective on photography.

      I’m glad you like this, the last photo for the challenge. It was one of the first I took for the challenge and, from the very beginning, I wanted to keep it for the last day.

      Have a great weekend. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it, David. If I had not participated in this challenge I would be none the wiser when it comes to black and white photography.

      Thanks as ever for the retweet as well. Have a very huggable weekend. 🙂

    1. Yes, it does look rather wild out there doesn’t it. The coastline was very beautiful and the colour version of the photo shows that. In a few months time the beach below those rocks will be packed full 🙂

        1. Yes, maybe something like Poldark, Colleen, which is coming back to TV screens here in the UK on Sunday evening. It was last aired in the 1970’s and is set in late 18th century England.

  4. I must say, I’ve been enjoying your b&w photo challenge. Some really great images! You are quite the photographer! 😀 … And totally deserve a custard tart *digs deep inside her bumbag*

    1. Why that is very nice of you to say, Amanda. This time last year I had no interest in photography what so ever, and here I am now taking photos in black and white. What ever next? The royal photographer perhaps? I must take a picture of those custard tarts after they come out of your bum bag, and ask everyone to guess what the object is 🙂

      1. Guess the food related item? Sounds like great fun…. *puts hand in the air enthusiastically* it’s a custard pie! It’s a custard pie!

        …did I guess right? 😀

        Keep up the photography. The world is your oyster – perhaps you’ll be taking pictures of the royals, or better still… Kim Kardashian’s…bottom! (Putting it politely, because I am a lady and all that!) the possibilities are endless!

        1. No, it’s a tart…a tart…not a pie. Isn’t the pie version the one you stick in somebodies face? *I say, as Amanda sticks custard pie in my face*

          Oh, I intend keeping on taking photos, even with a custard pie stuck to my face 🙂

  5. This photo certainly has an eerie feel to it. but I like it. 🙂

    Thank you for the nomination. I think I can whip up some black and white magic for all of my readers… it will be fun. 🙂

    1. I’m so pleased you are going to take up the challenge, Serins. What ever you do, please have fun with the challenge as that’s what it is all suppose to be about.

      I look forward to seeing what you come up with and please start the challenge when ever you like. There is no time limit as to when you need to start it.

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