Home » Black and White Photo Challenge » BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – TEXTURES


Next stop, Sonel’s Corner and a new challenge – for me.  Black and White photos.   I think B&W is tricky.  Some things work with it and some don’t.  I’m going to take a shot at it and see where it leads me.  Worst that could happen, people will not agree with my choices.  Best that could happen, I might learn something.  (And THAT’S a good thing!).

I hope Sonel doesn’t mind me joining in.  She seems really nice, so I’m thinking she will welcome me with open arms.  OK maybe not open arms, but I don’t think she’ll shut the proverbial door in my face.

Please feel free to comment and help  (be kind!)

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  1. Great take on the challenge hon and I absolutely love all your shots! They are fabulous! Welcome to the challenge and you are welcomed with open arms for sure. 😀
    Thanks so much for taking part and for sharing. 🙂 *big hugs*

  2. Love your infinity cobbled shot – could be somewhere in England – 😉
    Your ripply sand with shapely leg and shadow .. Perfect !

  3. Right, mono – this is it then, Gem! I think that you’ve got lots of textures in all of the shots but that, as a picture – which is something a little different – the foot shot stands head and shoulders above the rest (no pun intended! 🙂 ) because for me it is by far the best image.

    Its big, its Minimalist, and the few subjects of the image (the sand markings, leg and superb shadow) take up the whole frame – its a really good example of KISS = “Keep it simple, Stupid!” – absolutely no disrespect intended, ma’am!! 🙂 The pillow comes close.

    But if you want to make all these textures (and many other B&W shots besides) sizzle and spit at you, you need to play about with contrast and lightness/darkness – try it for the foot shot – darken it and increase contrast. Hope this is useful. Adrian 🙂

    • Playing around with them is a great idea but I have no software for that. I’m not knowledgeable in the different stuff that’s out there and, being new at this, I can’t afford to waste the money. I don’t know if there are apps for the iPhone so that I can check but I doubt that they’re as good as the pc software that’s out there. I’ll work on the simplicity of the photos and see what I can explore on the apps. Thank you, Adrian. Much appreciated. 😉 G

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