Black & White Photo Challenge - Day 05

Wordless Wednesday: Attempting a Black & White Photography Challenge This Week

The black and white photography challenge has apparently found its way to the blogosphere! I have seen a couple of friends taking up the challenge on Facebook but had yet to encounter the challenge on a blog until yesterday, when my friend Carol posted about it on her blog, Retired? No one told me! I completely enjoyed Carol’s day 1 photos, and I hope you’ll check them out too.

Carol has nominated me for the challenge as well, for which I will forgive her. Although I appreciate photographs and love to create graphics with them, I am not much of a photographer. So this really will be a challenge for me. Hang in there with me please, dear readers! I promise we’ll return to your regularly scheduled programming at the end of the week.

Black & White Photo Challenge: How It Works

So from what Carol posted, I gather the rules of this Black & White Photo Challenge are as follows:

  1. Share black and white photos daily for 7 days;

  2. There must be no animals or people in the photos;

  3. No captions, explanations, or other words to accompany the images;

  4. Nominate one person to participate each day of the challenge.

I must admit that I do struggle a bit with this last one. Much as I love the idea of a bunch of friends trying something different and having fun sharing the results with one another, it feels just a tad spammy to me – a bit like one of those old chain letter emails we used to get with the call to action that says, “Send this to everyone in your contact list within the next 15 minutes or you will be cursed!”

So please folks, if I invite you to participate in the challenge and you aren’t able to take it on right now, don’t feel bad about it. If you simply aren’t interested, just pass. And if you really want to take part, for goodness sake, let me know! I’ve got a few people in mind, but I’ll probably run out of names before I get to day 7. Any help would be most appreciated. Just drop me a line in the comments or message me on Facebook. Please be sure to include a link to your blog. Thanks!

Photos & Nomination for Day One

Black & White Photo Challenge - Day 01, Image 01

Black & White Photo Challenge - Day 01, Image 02

Today I would like to nominate my friend Barb Radisavljevic, who blogs at Paso Robles in Photos – among several other places. Barb loves to take photos when she’s out walking in her community, so I think this challenge will be right up her alley. I look forward to seeing what you do with it, my friend!

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Black & White Photo Challenge – Day 01
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10 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Attempting a Black & White Photography Challenge This Week”

    1. And thank you for returning the visit! I love your “Apple of the Week” series. Will be back to check out more 🙂

    1. Cool beans, Martha! You were actually one of the people I had in mind for this challenge. I had a feeling you might enjoy it 🙂

    1. It’s very dramatic. It also hides a multitude of sins, I think! It doesn’t matter if your colours clash when you’re shooting in black and white. And you can have a lot of fun with shadow and light in ways that wouldn’t be quite as effective in a colour photo.

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