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 is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.



  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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