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:
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
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