BLACK AND WHITE – NAME YOUR TOPIC! – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: New Photos, Any topic

I’m not always sure where black and white — also known as monochrome — ends and color begins. There are a lot of choices now that bring back some part of the original color, but not all the color or its intensity.

Four of these pictures are classic monochrome. The final one is “transparent,” tonality which uses part of the original colors but unsaturated.

Not sepia exactly. Peaches in a color closer to chocolate

The bridge over the canal in traditional black & white

Garry in classic black & white

Detailed sepia — the bench on the lawn by the river at River Bend

Transparent monochrome: Flowers along the edge of the river

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DREAMING IN BLUE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flower of Any Kind
Spiderwort – FOTD – June 8, 2019

This challenge came up exactly when I needed it. For reasons best known to my cameras — ALL my cameras — I cannot get pictures of my spiderwort in their actual color of dark blue. They always come out some shade of pink. It must have something to do with the light and that in the leaf, there is a lot of pink and that’s what the camera picks up.

Since this is a monochrome challenge, I could finally make my Spiderwort their real color: blue. If I could figure out what filter would alter the pink back to it’s “real” color of blue, I’d have done it by now. I have spent hours trying to make those pink flowers the color my eyes see them. Lacking that, here are my monochrome cerulean Spiderwort!

Dreaming in blue –and that is very close to the flower’s actual color — except the leaves would be green.

All dynamic cerulean blue!

This monochromatic coloration is called “bluesy” …

Solid, hardcore cerulean spiderworts

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TENDER MOMENTS IN BLACK & WHITE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tender Moments

I didn’t think I had anything, but as it turns out, I was wrong I had more stuff than I thought. So here are tender — or at least friendly — moments between creatures and humans.

In black and white.

Garry and Harvey Leonard

Bonnie and Gibbs

Swans on a dark pond

Ellin and Lexi