Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Black and White

I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Black and White!

At first I thought black & white?  Do I really have photos that would be suitable?

Then I thought – well, my beloved Fattee Cattee is black, & fluffy & rather photogenic:

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& flowers, even roses, minus their glowing colours are then plays of light and shadow, as are creamy magnolia, simple daisies and the fluffy native flowers:

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Finally, minus its colour, a Grevillea flower with raindrops:

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Birds are rather striking: black & white brings out the startling white of the gulls and the power of the raven:

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The straight lines and angularity of city architecture is perfect for black and white:

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& objects (these are Christmas ornaments) are revealed in a manner which both simplifies their presence in a photo and intensifies the interaction of light and shadow:

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Some things are just perfect for black and white: a yacht with a pure white sail on a dull day:

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And trees: their varied shapes and shadows.  These first 2 are paperbark – wild and almost scary.

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They have wonderful flowers:

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Black & white is great for details: a cedar trunk and the trunk of a massive moreton bay fig:

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it’s also wonderful for the amazing shapes of trees: a peppermint tree and – well – I don’t know 🙂

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These are Jacaranda trees in flower in Hyde Park, Perth, WA:

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& the marvellous shapes of, the light and striping shades on, towering conifers:

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I have enjoyed this challenge – probably more than I should have.  I hope I haven’t overdone it!!

I love playing with colour in my photos, but this has been a rewarding & truly a learning experience.  I am looking forward to visiting other entries.

18 comments on “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Black and White

  1. Madhu says:

    A fabulous set of black & whites Keira. The last one is absolutely stunning!

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  2. You have rreally caught a diversity of black and white possibilities! Beautiful. the trees and the buildings are my favourites!

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  3. that final shot is my favorite! great work!

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  4. Cuidado says:

    I thought it a difficult theme too as colour is my life. You’ve done well with yours. I loved the trees of Australia. I spent a lot of time in rainforests.

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  5. bulldog says:

    Surprising how the B&W can change the whole perspective of a photo… these are all amazing.. and I was expecting to be disappointed by the tree photos.. I actually love them.. the twists and turns seem to be more prominent…

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    • yeah, fascinating, isn’t it. It didn’t suit all of them – but really suits the twisty untidy ones. I was surprised by the roses. Not by the cat of course, ’cause she’s perfect for &w 🙂 Glad you loved ’em 🙂

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  6. Imelda says:

    I love the building shots, especially the ones with the moon and the clouds, respectively; the sailboat, and the twisty tree trunk. Good luck, Keira. 🙂

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  7. very good, every theme.

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  8. The tree structure is wonderfully rendered with the b&w contrast. Nice work!

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