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!)
Visit Sonel’s Corner by clicking on the fabulous icon below. Thanks for stopping by, commenting, liking, (or not) 😦
These shots are very texture-y. So since that’s the challenge, you nailed it. I love the foot – in color AND black and white. Nice.
Thanks. I’ll keep at it. That beach shot is one of my favorites.
Cool! You did great…
Thank you, Roberta. 😀
They’re all great but I really like the ripply sand in b&w.
That’s my fall back photo. 😉 thanks, Trish.
Reblogged this on Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge Entries.
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*
Thanks, Sonel. I remember you from way back. You were gone for a good while, I think. Be seeing you… 😉 ❤
Glad to hear that Gem and I do too. Thanks for the lovely wishes and great seeing you again too. 😀 *hugs*
The one with the foot has an interesting texture 🙂
I don’t know what does it but sometimes the sand near the water’s edge gets that way. Waves and ???
Thanks for the visit. 🙂
Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it, Gem. Love the cobbles, and that foot’s a killer 🙂 Is that last shot ribbon? Great effort!
You’re my first guess. That doesn’t surprise me. You’re very detail oriented and you read everything 🙂
It is a pillow. Not mine, but I sneaked a pic in the shop. I’ll need to do this again! Fun. 😉 ❤
I’m getting very sneaky these days. Terrible when the camera bug gets you. You just can’t be held responsible 🙂
Superb entries for the Challenge :)Love all the shots !!!
Thank you, Pravina. Always kind words. 🙂
I like your “ripply walk
on Brigantine Beach, NJ!”
Neat, huh? Thanks, FFFrizz. 🙂
I think you are spot on! These are lovely photos. I especially like the one with your foot and the ripples in the sand.
I think the trick with b&w is looking for textures… They pop more 🙂
Yup. And apparently that a favorite. I know it’s mine.
Thanks for the positive boost .;-)
They are awesome! I like the toe ring too;)
Love your infinity cobbled shot – could be somewhere in England – 😉
Your ripply sand with shapely leg and shadow .. Perfect !
Argggggh! This was in my spam. I haven’t checked for months Nd I’m sure you’ve forgotten, but thank you, poppy! 🙂
Love them all, great shots. My fav, shells on the seat. My guess, a fabric flower. 🙂
lolo, didn’t read the comments before I commented..cool pillow
Yes, but you were right on track. 😉
Thanks for lovin’ them all! 🙂
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
this is one of those ‘ooohhhhh’ and ‘aaahhhhh’ posts
🙂 🙂 🙂