Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 7

 


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 6

 


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 5

 


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 4


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 3


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 2

 


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge – Day 1


This post was written in response to the Seven Days Seven B&W Photos Challenge, to which I was challenged by GANSU of https://sugunag.com/.
The challenge is to post seven black and white photos, no people, no explanation, of everyday life for seven consecutive days.

I’m also supposed to challenge one new blogger each day, but I must admit that may be hardest part, as I must confess I never feel comfortable challenging people, but I’ll try…

Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge – Older than 50

For this challenge, I was trying to find or take pictures of items in the house or man-made landmarks that were older than 50.

Then this morning, I learned that Saguaro cacti can live for about 200 years and they grow very slowly, reaching 1-1.5 inch after 10 years.
Some of them grow branches (or arms), which typically appear when they are about 95 to 100 years of age.

That information impressed me, remembering the ones I saw on my trips to Arizona and Mexico.

So I decided that’s what I would feature here, but it turned out I couldn’t find a really good picture of them.

The best one I found is the one below, which is very low resolution and in which unfortunately I managed to cut the top of it. 😦

Still… this Saguaro cactus with all of his arms seems to be much Older than 50.

Olderthan50

 

 

 


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Older than 50

(funny fact, the first time I participated on a Cee’s B&W challenge was for a Older than 50 theme too… ;o)

Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge: Roads

roads


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads of Any Kind

Black and white worked great for this picture, because the windows though which I took the picture was pretty dirty and in colors the strikes of dirt are hard to remove. For this one, I removed all color, played a bit with brightness and contrast, then applied a Nanquim filter at 70%, all using Fotor app for Windows.

Photo: Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Take a New Photo

Fresh from the oven… Kirkland waterfront on a late afternoon.

Kirkland


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Take a New Photo.

Today I left work a bit earlier than usual, but decided to give the nanny the opportunity to work her regulars hours. So I went for a walk in Kirkland with the intention to take a new photo for this challenge. I got a few, but this one was my favorite.

 

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Sepia Tones Only

For this week’s challenges I decided to choose a picture of people and another one of a outdoor seeting.

For the people’s picture, the picture is indeed somewhat old (25 years?) but it looked already worse than a regular 25-year-old picture. I don’t know what happened at the time of the shot, but it came out with a sort of a haze, which made it look even older than it is. I also like the fact that it shows people celebrating (high school graduation, btw… ;o)

I still changes it to make sepia tones only, as in the original there was still some little color. Then I added a filter of antiquity to make it look older still (like it was my grandma, instead me me, maybe???

Sepia1

 

For the second one, I took this picture recently and I liked the remoteness of the cabin with the tent in front of it, amidst a lot of snow. I used a few effects on this one too, to give it an old picture look as well.

Sepia2

 


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Sepia Tones Only

 

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Weather

For this week come back to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, I decided to pick some picture that had somewhat expressive clouds, even though the color version of them didn’t look too dramatic.
Then, while editing the images to remove the color, and adjusting contrast and brightness, I was amazed by how much more drama I could get on them. Especially on the second one.

Here are my pictures.

WeatherStHelens

Weather2b


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather