Judy Dykstra-Brown at “Lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown” roped me into this, but I have to admit, I’m enjoying it.  If you want to take this challenge, it’s a good one. Finding a black & white picture that somehow represents “you” is an interesting challenge. Just a hint of the existential?

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life.
No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.”


If you might be interested in being challenged, let me know. If you like black & white photography, this might be a good one for you. Actually, this is such a good challenge, I think everyone who does black and white or other monochrome at all should give it a try. It is easy, but picking one photo at a time, preferably one that has some relationship to your life — however obliquely — is interesting.

12 thoughts on “THE 7-DAY BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE – DAY 7

  1. lifelessons October 7, 2017 / 12:35 am

    Are you getting tired of the word wonderful? This is a fantastic shot. You are shining in this challenge, Marilyn.


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 7, 2017 / 12:52 am

      Thank you so much for luring me in. I discovered a lot about black & white, including that it’s a lot easier to find the feathers on a white swan in b & w than in color! This bird was all burned out in color, but I actually found some detail in monochrome. It has been a lot of fun.


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 7, 2017 / 12:47 am

      It came out much better in black and white. In color, the swan was just solid white with no detail, but in black and white, I was able to find the feathers. It is really hard to get swans to not be all burned out if there is sun on them. I’m sure you know exactly what I mean 🙂

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  2. swo8 October 7, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I think that works too, Marilyn. The swan in all its grace on the water.


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 7, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you! I should go back and see how the swans ALL look in monochrome. Maybe I can finally get some detail on those white feathers! Sun on snow white feathers? REALLY hard to get detail.

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      • swo8 October 7, 2017 / 1:12 pm

        That would be interesting to see.


  3. DailyMusings October 7, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Beautiful Marilyn- a good pick-love the reflection


  4. evelyneholingue October 13, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I didn’t comment on each day but since this is the last of seven I still think that black and white photos rock. I know that colors are gorgeous and that it was a huge thing when photos could be developped in color. But black and white is so classy. Your weekly gallery was top.


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      Thank you 😀 Black and white is classy, when it is done right. It’s funny because all my early photography — film photography — was black and white. It took me years to learn to work in color. In the time between, I gave up on black & white. I didn’t have a dark room in which to develop it — and there was no place to send it that did a decent job with it. Then, it was all digital. It took years for newer cameras to develop a good version of black & white IN the camera, as well as through software. It’s nice to come back to it — with an almost 30 year gap in between. And best of all — having a CHOICE is great!


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