Black & White Photo Challenge #4

Dec2011 104Day Four – White Ash bark (Fraxinus americana)

Recap: I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.

There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.

  2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.

Today I invite Laura at Laura Cooper – New England to join us in the challenge. Her beautiful and sensitive photos reflect life and landscapes of coastal New England. No pressure, however, this is about having fun!

 

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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21 Responses to Black & White Photo Challenge #4

  1. Texture, texture, texture! Great picture! 🙂

  2. I really love see this new evolution of your work.

  3. Mary says:

    Beautiful textures

  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    The photos get better each day!

  5. Val Boyko says:

    I love how the textures come to life in this series!!

  6. What a frame worthy shot! One can get lost in that beautiful bark 😉 Hope your day has been a good one, and a melting one! WG

  7. Sallyann says:

    I like this one best of your black and white challenge, texture and contrast.
    I don’t think my challenge taught me to enjoy black and white photography, but I did learn to appreciate it. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Sallyann. I hear you, we are so drawn to color because that is the ‘full picture’ of reality for us. ‘Appreciate’ is a good word to describe the experience. Like all art, it has its followers. I enjoyed the challenge because it stretched me a bit, but the experience of seeing a colorful parrot, for instance, vs. BW, well the choice is clear! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  8. Robin says:

    Wow! Love this one, Eliza. All that detail and texture. It’s beautiful. It looks like a dragon’s skin. 🙂

  9. I see movement in the bark arrangement the tree offers to us…your keen eye caught it beautifully, Eliza!

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