Tag Archives: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Store signs in black and white

As I mentioned in an earlier post I’ve been experimenting with black and white photo processing. I’ve also been trying to get my photos a bit better organized. These two have come together for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week: some photos from trips I made to China, specifically Shandong Province, over the years, focusing on the signs on store front signs.

I used Nik Silver Efex Pro, an older version of it that I got some times ago, while it was a free plug-in for the GIMP. I think you have to pay for Nik now.

If you click on any of the pictures it will expand and you can scroll through them at a larger size. Some of them got quite small in the tiled gallery.

Black and white Penguins, with a goose on the side

Black and white photo of a Magellanic Penguin, taken on the Peninsula Valdes in Argentina.
Magellanic Penguin
Black and white photo of a Gentoo Penguin, taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.
Gentoo Penguin
Black and white upland goose in black and white. Taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.
Upland goose: geese don’t seem as fun and special as penguins, but this one looks handsome in black and white.

Side views of a few South Atlantic Seabirds for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: the side of things.

The Sycamore of Sycamore Gap

The sycamore of sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumbria is the most photographed tree in all of England. No surprise since it is perfectly framed by the dip in the terrain, which allowed it to grow by protecting it from the sometimes brutal winds of the area. The day we were there was a little blustery, giving us just a little taste of reality.

Here are my takes on this famous tree.

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In Loving Memory

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open topic. I chose graveyards and this post is in memory of all who died from the terrorism on September 11, 2001, and all who have died since fighting in the wars it spawned. I embedded piano music to the hymn “For all the saints who from their labors rest” below, thinking that it makes a good backdrop to the slide show.

May this crazy world we live in move toward peace.

 

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