Photography with anything other than my iPhone is new to me. So when pommepal from gypsy life: Taking time to see the details invited me to join the Black and White 5 day challenge I was interested, and dubious about what I might come up with.
I’ve been following pommepal for a while now. She’s a dab hand with the camera, a keen gardener, and she has permanently itchy feet. Check her out, you’ll enjoy her eye for detail. Her photo for day one includes an old Holden.
Since deciding to accept the challenge it’s taken me a few days to look through my photos and work out those which might respond well to the black and white treatment. I clicked off over a thousand while I was in Laos. As you can imagine sorting them out, which includes getting ruthless with the delete button, is an ongoing project.
I’m a twice a week blogger so posting daily will be an extra challenge for me. It is only for five days, though, and I think I might learn a lot.
My first photo for the challenge is a favourite in colour. The original is included in a post from just over a month ago : A day trip on the Nam Ou. To my surprise, I like it even more in black and white. Ha, I just showed it to John who says he likes it better in colour. Tell me, what do you think? And if you can tell me why that will help me even more.
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 blogging friend to join in the fun.
My first nominee is Linda at Kerlundphoto. I think you might enjoy her photography. I met Linda at Blogging 101 last year, way back before I even had a camera. She’s from Sweden and I reckon she’s good, very good. Blogging is all about having fun so taking up the challenge is, of course, optional.