1 Nov 2010

Black & White

I've just joined Justine Gordon's Black & White November flickr group. The real challenge is to find subjects with enough contrast between light and dark to make a striking black and white image and the photograph above just doesn't have that.

I took it during my afternoon walk with Misty in some nearby woods. I had this view in mind when I went out and knew I'd be able to frame the farm with close up foliage. The leaves in the foreground work really well, but the landscape beyond is made up of too many mid-tones to translate well into black and white.

So - a learning curve and, hopefully, the beginning of a journey of discovery during November.

And I finally clicked on that Buy Now button and enrolled on an online course with BetterPhoto.com on street photography starting Wednesday. Can't wait - although with a certain amount of trepidation!


  1. I still think you did a wonderful job! My b&w's tend to be very bland (as I mentioned to Justine!) and admire that you were able to capture what you did despite this being a first shot!

    Look forward to more b&w's this month :)

  2. I think you did a great job too, we are our own worst critics! black and white is so tough so hopefully as you say, we will learn a bit this month. Well done on clicking that button. I really have to move away from flowers this month too! people will be in the distance, no one up close who can see me!

  3. Yeeeeees!! on the BetterPhoto course. Please do let us know how it goes.
    Love this B&W here. Nice tones.

  4. Love it! I kinda felt like a stalker, lol.

  5. Congratulations on the new class and for being up for the challenge to experiment with b&w photography. Go you!

  6. You sound like a busy girl!! Love the b&w images. Very nice!