Lights

I’m a week behind but I couldn’t resist sharing my Christmas lights for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lights from last week.

christmas lights

At one point I thought this was the closest our lights were going to get to the tree!

window lights

At least the window lights worked!

tangled

And these were quite pretty although quite tangled!

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge- Geometric Shapes

This week’s topic for Cee’s Black & White Challenge is geometric shapes.

The holes in these bricks take on a completely different look in black and white.

The holes in these bricks take on a completely different look in black and white.

The circular pattern on the ceiling seems more prominent in black and white.

The circular pattern on the ceiling seems more prominent in black and white.

This was one of those impulse shots that I wasn't sure I would ever use.

This was one of those impulse shots that I wasn’t sure I would ever use.

Ari just had to be included with her ball collection.

Ari just had to be included with her ball collection.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my photos.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge- My Favorite Photographer

For this particular challenge, I decided to use my favorite photographer, my son Andrew, as the subject. He began taking photographs around the age of 8, and he has never stopped. He has an excellent eye and some of his shots look professional although they were taken with his camera on his phone.

I also found these cameras…

This post is part of Cee’s Black & White Challenge- Cameras or Photos of Photographers. Be sure to check out the variety of entries. It’s always fun to see everyone’s different take on the challenge. Thank you, Cee!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge- Wheels

“I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round,
I really love to watch them roll,”

John Lennon, Watching the Wheels

This post is part of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.- Wheels

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Photography 101: Architecture

“Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.”

I know that black and white can change the tone of a picture but I didn’t expect the results I got.

The first photo was taken from the outlook on the top of the Empire State Building. I felt like the crossbars stood out more in the black and white photo and the city scene seemed to fade a little.

I feel like the entire feel of the bridge picture changed when I used to infrared on it.

And last of all-

I felt like this was the most dramatic of the three. In the color photo, the blue of the sky seems to be where your eye is drawn. The same photo in black and white and that blue sky no longer blue changed the entire tone. The sky appeared much darker and it seems as if the Dakota is not the focus.