AT WORK IN BLACK AND WHITE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at Work

I think this will forever remind me of the group “Men At Work” who was very popular in the 1980s. Particularly in Israel, where I was living at the time.

Now. About pictures. I don’t have a lot of “work” pictures. I always intend to fix that, but when I see men working, there’s always an issue of finding somewhere to put the car while I shoot … so …

Working on Gibbs
Preparing poles is the largest part of raising a tepee
Building a new set of back steps to the deck
Working!
Working – VoiceScapes
Working the blizzard

 

BIRDS IN BLACK & WHITE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bird

Birds look either great or awful in black & white. Much depends on the background. If it’s busy with trees and all sorts of other jungle, it can be very difficult.

So I went for the simplest construction — birds against the plainest background I could find.

The wan in the river
Black-crowned-night-heron
Whitensville Pond
Silhouettes
A great blue heron

 

DOUBLE LETTERED BLACK & WHITE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words with double letters


Tepee
Scottish Terrier
Propeller
Doorknob
Hallway in an old mill

 

 

BLACK & WHITE STRUCTURE – THE BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Structure


I love black & white structure. If I have one favorite thing to do in monochrome, anything structural from a cathedral to a scaffold is fair game. And, coincidentally, I’ve been reworking a lot of pictures from the past and many of them in black & white.

The ultimate t-shirt shop

Briefly, on the subject of black & white versus black & white with bits of color: I eventually decided I like black & white to be at least monochrome. If not actually black and white, at least one tone and whitish. I’m not sure why I feel like that because I quite admire what other people do with color as focal points. Maybe it’s because I’m not all that good at it.

Street corner in Gettysburg

PATTERNS IN BLACK & WHITE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:
Outdoor – Patterns


Patterns are fun in black and white. You can really see the repetitions without the distraction of color. Textures and forms always seem at their best in monochrome.

Beacon Hill patterns
Patterns in a fence
Patterns in sepia – wall of the barn
Patterned chrysanthemum
Beacon Hill patterns
Patterns on Fenway park

A BLACK & WHITE ROAD CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Outdoor – Walks or Roads


A little from here, a bit from there … roads!

Garry in Arizona
Road to the old gold mine near the Superstitions
Road through the countryside
Road to Cooperstown

BLACK & WHITE WALLS – CEE’S B & W PHOTO CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Walls – Indoors or Outdoors


Symphony walls
Home hall walls with a bit of yellow
Walls at the doctor’s office
Walls in the theatre district
Wall of home
Beacon Hill wall