#CBWC – BIRDS IN BLACK & WHITE

CBWC: Birds

It hasn’t been a great year for wandering around, taking pictures of dams and rivers. We did manage to get out and take some foliage shots, but mostly, it has been me and my cameras, taking photos of birds and squirrels.

Faded watercolor of a Tufted Titmouse and a Goldfinch.

It was supposed to have warmed up this week. It hasn’t. The snow from last week is still on the deck. It’s hard as a rock, but slippery.

Birds are a great subject for this week. It’s one of the only things of which I have lots of new material. I’ve been trying out various combinations of added or faded colors. I was pleased to discover that the definition of monochrome includes faded color. “Nearly black & white” is — photographically speaking — monochrome. And monochrome isn’t necessarily black & white.

Another watercolor, less color but a hint of yellow

Soft Sepia Junco. This was the only setting in which his eye showed!

Mostly, I stuck to the basics, but I scampered a bit left and right, trying out other monochrome settings. I do love the artistic effects I can get, but I was never sure whether or not they were monochrome. Today, armed with a definition that includes faded color as monochrome, I’m ready. I don’t think they are really black & white, but I’ll just go with black & white as “monochrome.” It’s just easier that way.

Cee's Black-White

 



Categories: birds, Birds, Black & White, black & white photography, cee's photo challenge, Challenges, Gallery, Photography, Wildlife

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4 replies

  1. I love your little birds, Marilyn! Did you paint the watercolors too?

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  2. Oh what fun photos of birds you have for us this week 😀

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    • Thank you so much 😀 That’s the ONLY thing of which I have lots of new pictures, so I was delighted to see what I could do with them.

      In addition to the ones I’ve published, I probably have another thousand or two that I’ve never opened on the computer. By the time I should be going back to see what else I have in the batch, I’ve taken more. I’m trying to get better at deleting, but if a picture has any potential, I can’t. I bet we all have the same problem. It’s why I have SO many pictures in archives. Blessed be external hard drives!

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