Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Any geometric shape reminded me of a picture I took a long time ago in a place far, far away. The clean geometry of the cutouts in this wall at Himeji castle caught my fancy: they look so modern but are ancient. The cut outs are arrow “slits”.
It took me a while to locate it, these pictures were taken back in 2005, but they are in many ways timeless.
I love travel by train. Thank you to Cee for sending me down a very pleasant train trip down memory lane, searching through my archives looking for pictures that translate well (or at least okay) into black and white.
Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Trains and Tracks
Which way to Paradise?
A few cute signs fiddled into black and white for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Signs of any kind.
This is a very early morning view from a hotel window in Weifang, Shandong Province, China. I thought this picture had a monochrome feel to it and was interested to see how it would translate into black and white: of the Black and White LightRoom presets I liked this the best (it is called “Look 4”)
However, I think that the “Antique Light” toned preset works to give a better sense of the golden light of dawn:
What do you think?
Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Looking through a window.
Here are a few candid pictures of kids from my archives for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. All of these pictures were taken in color. I experimented with the black and white presets in Adobe Lightroom. At first I wondered why they had so many, but each picture looked best with a different setting. This is the first time I have experimented with the black and white settings in Lightroom.