I’ve sort of taken up the challenge put forward by Aj at “Ouch my back hurts“.
As Aj says …
There are only two rules for this challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.
I say sort of, because I seldom post for five days in a row, and not everyone likes to take part when they’re challenged so as is often the case, I will only very loosely be following the rules.
Black and white, however, is very much a challenge to me, I crave colour, and although I’ve dabbled in a little black and white before and have worked out the “how” of black and white, I’ve never quite understood the “why”.
The image I’ve chosen for the first of my five posts is one I’ve used before, I’ve taken it into my photo program and removed the colour, I guess I’m looking for contrast and detail, but I’m not sure so I’ve posted the colour version here too, maybe you can tell me what I’m looking for in a black and white photo, and possibly enlighten me as to the “why”.
Seriously, I could do with a few tips as to what I’m looking for here please.
I’ll add links here to my other four days of the black and white challenge here when I eventually do them, but in the meantime, drop over to see Sheila’s photos at “Imagery of Light” where she’s already taken up the B&W five day challenge from Aj.