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

 

BLACK & WHITE BEASTS – Marilyn Armstrong

BLACK & WHITE BEASTIES AND CREATURES 
Duke in black & white 
The swan in the pond 
Totally Duke 
Hi there, I’m Gibbs 
And Bonnie 
Bird in the air 
Bonnie 
Garry (creature with two legs) and dogs
Three horses 
Black-crowned-night-heron 

FOOTSIES IN BLACK & WHITE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shoes or Feet

Gibbs’ feet
Garry and Gibbs – Feet!
My feet in summer
Teenage feet
Naked feet 
One naked foot

TELL MR. DEMILLE I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP! – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Close ups

There was a time not so long ago when head shots — close-ups — were standardized in black & white. That’s the way they were done.

The swan in the pond

Possibly, it was because they were typically put in newspapers which were black & white  — much less expensive to print for everyone.

Barbara Rosenblat, narrator and actor

Personally, I don’t think the quality of color in newsprint is worth looking at. They should stay with black & white.

Macro Duke in black & white

I also think that black & white closeups are more interesting and dramatic than color.

Gibbs
Bonnie
Kaity
Garry and Harvey Leonard
Marilyn by Garry
Black-crowned-night-heron

BLACK & WHITE OLD AIRPLANES – Marilyn Armstrong

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-04

From Paula:

This is the only Black & White Sunday this month, and I decided that it should be Traces of the Past (the recurrent photo challenge on this blog). Here is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Northumberland – the famous Bamburgh Castle. The day I took this photo it glistened nicely in late, golden sunlight, but for this opportunity I decided to show it in silvery tones i.e. in black and white.


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CEE’S CARS, TRUCKS AND MOTORCYCLES IN BLACK AND WHITE

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles

Old trucks
Hazardous waste!
The last toll booth …
Crossroad – Photo: Garry Armstrong
It is a motorcycle — with four wheels!

 

LOST IN TRANSLATION – BLACK & WHITE VS. COLOR

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y2-01

From Paula:

I almost let March go by without Black & White Sunday, and with a shorter weekend I only managed to post it today. Here’s a challenge which invites you to post the same image in colour and black and white. I call it “After and Before” and it is a recurrent event, the first one this year.


Philodendron – After

I’m glad you remembered. I so very much look forward to your challenges. They make me think … and I don’t think nearly as much as I ought.

Philodendron – Before

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