MY FRIEND IN BLACK AND WHITE

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: HEADS OR FACIAL FEATURES

Cee’s challenge this week is for faces. Being at my friend’s house and her being uncharacteristically willing to let me take her picture, voilà! Taken with my new 60mm Olympus macro/portrait lens using the camera’s art effects and of course, Photoshop.

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Hop on over to Cee’s Photography site for more great pictures.

SIGNS: CEE’S BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: SIGNS

This week’s topic is Signs: traffic, directional, signs along the roads or on buildings. Signs are usually information or helps us with our driving. They are everywhere.

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BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: NUMBERS

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: NUMBERS

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I knew I had pictures with numbers somewhere. I just had to remember where.

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I need a better filing system.

72-BW-No-4-Pops-12-11-14_097Let me rephrase that. I need a filing system.

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MORNING LIGHT, PORCELAIN AND SHADOW

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:

Bathrooms and Outhouses

I do not have any pictures of outhouses, not exterior or worse, from the inside. I haven’t seen or used one of those dreadful places in many years. I consider it a triumph.

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Indoor plumbing is one of the unequivocal improvements in modern human living. I have absolutely not the slightest desire to ever use an outhouse again.

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Smelly, dank, dark, and full of spiders. Sometimes full of other unspeakable things. If you have ever had to use an outhouse in the middle of the night, you know exactly what I mean. {Shiver}

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On the other hand, the light coming in both bathroom windows on the east side of the house, is the best light of the day.

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I take many photographs from those windows. I sometimes can’t resist taking a picture of the room itself in that early morning light.

TELEVISION STUDIO IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any kind of Camera or Photos of Photographers

This week’s topic is Any kind of Camera or Photos of Photographers. Any camera from a SLR, DSLR, iPhone, vintage camera, lenses, obvious camera equipment. Also allowed in this challenge is people taking photos.

This was an actual TV show in progress. The pictures were almost sepia because of the color cast of the studio lighting. In a couple, I used some antique effects. I really love the way TV cameras look, the big, unblinking eye.

IN THE KITCHEN – CEE’S BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen

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What a great challenge this is. I love taking pictures in the kitchen. There is so much stuff in a kitchen … so much going on.

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So many textures and moods. I have taken a lot of my favorite photographs in the kitchen, usually in the morning when its east-facing windows catch the light. I was happy to take this today. Because the sun is shining.

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CONSTRUCTION: CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Construction

Construction. Our new deck steps. The buzzmill down the road. And the birth of my teepee poles.