Black and White Photography

I recently participated in two 7 day photography challenges on social media.

The first was in Nature photography, which I will share in a little slideshow:

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The second was in black and white – which created more than a little apprehension. However, I accepted the challenge.

The full moon in October was already captured on my camera. I used it on Day 1:


Having nothing else in black and white, I was forced to experiment a little.

My first subject was a freshwater pool at the edge of the Atlantic. I think the original photograph looks good, but it has a totally different energy in black and white:

Tory Island Harbour was featured next:

I think black and white definitely works better.

A Lavatera was transformed on day 4:

I am undecided on these. Which do you prefer?

Tory Island was featured again on day 5:

This time I edited out the foreground to showcase the fabulous cloud formations. Black and white definitely did it for me.

I live right by the Atlantic Ocean, and it skirts our village car park:

The middle photograph uses a “grey scale” effect and the third uses “vintage.” I went with “vintage” for day 6.

My final photograph was another seascape:

Can you guess which photograph I submitted?

I felt rather sad when the challenges ended; I shall be experimenting further…

Brigid P. Gallagher

Memoir: “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” is available from:  Amazon    Kobo     Barnes and Noble

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  1. Wow! 208 likes! Congratulations! What tool did you use to make the slideshow? Slideshare or Power Point?
    Amazing! Impressive! Daisies are my favorite flower, by the way. I love your photos.
    I met you at Nikki’s blog party she had over the weekend. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about. I also have blog parties like Nikki.
    If you’d like to check out my site, please click this link: For some reason, when people click my name or picture, it takes them to a blog I haven’t published at in three years!
    Nice to meet you. I like photography also. I told you on your other post I blog about it often.

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