Black & White Sunday: Convergence


Convergence is the act of converging, merging, uniting.

If you have skills or resources to merge photos (or shoot in camera double exposures) you can show it for this theme – that’s one way to interpret it.

Other ways are to find a point where several other points (beings, things etc.) cross, come together. Think of confluence, concurrence, meetings, encounters, mingling. I think I have said enough πŸ˜€ . Β It’s up to you now. Have a good and creative Sunday! Your entries may be submitted any time between now and the next Black & White Sunday.



(clicking on the photo will allow a better view of convergence)


While doing research for this challenge I stumbled upon this great quote that I must share:
“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson (French photographer)




Make sure to visit this page to see assembled entries per challenges.

Entries for this challenge include the following:

81 Comments on “Black & White Sunday: Convergence

    • Lovely to read you, Linda. I had a very stressful weekend with unplanned and unpaid overtime, but am recovering (at work again) now. Thank you for your visit.

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    • Tack Lena. I think that this quote really sums up what the right attitude in the process of taking photos is. Nowdays in the digital era it may not be so evident as in the film era, when photographers had to take a more cautious attitude when shooting. Today there are so many snappers that call themselves photographers (not saying of course that you are, but you must have noticed them around)


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  2. Love that image, as the Cardinal says, it has a bit of an urbex feel….I shall have to see what I can find! Love that Cartier Bresson quote! πŸ˜€


    • Many thanks, Sue. Am really happy that you like the image. It right up in my neighbourhood. I was very pleased with your original take. Looking forward to seeing it in colour some day. Have a good week, Sue!

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  3. Every quote I’ve ever read from Cartier-Bresson has been wonderfully perceptive, this no exception. In your photo the curved bits of line add interest to the retreating perspective, as do the graffitied carriage, the buildings and the overhead wires and stuff. You ALWAYS value add – and I hope this weekend also been able to relax.


    • I’ve just checked my phone for comments notification, and I thank you for your input. I am not relaxing at all (not even time to eat and much.less for anything else). As I said on Friday working 30 unpaid hours this weekend which.consists in translating several dozens pages that will.ruin the company I work for and subsequently the country. See you.


  4. Wonderful quote and discordant music πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you for the explanation, beautifully illustrated. I hope you manage to get everything done that you need to this weekend, Paula. Sending more useless hugs!


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  7. It’s April 3 and it’s snowing. On top of the flowers. This challenge gave me the push I needed to work on a picture I’ve been trying to “get right” since I originally took it last January. You are my inspiration πŸ™‚ Thanks!


    • Your entry made me smile. I’m happy you took that walk and came back with this photo. Thank you again, Marilyn.


    • P.S. capturing snow on top of flowers could make for some wonderful close ups. I am sorry that your blooms are freezing.


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  10. What a lovely quote and so true. It really compliments your stunning shot Paula. Talk about ‘artsy’! πŸ˜€

    Love the music and I wish I could add a player like this on my blog, but WP only allows it on the premium and business.

    Have a great day honey. Hope you are doing better. β™₯ Hugs β™₯


    • Thanks Allan. It is not easy to come up with two different and specific themes every week. I am terribly busy lately too.


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  12. Yes, I love this quote, Paula. Stunning image and very different music. I think you must have been standing on the train tracks when you took this. πŸ™‚ Hope your week is going well. xx


    • Hello precious. It is not all bad, but so very busy. Thank you for asking. Yes, I have been standing on the train tracks without feeling suicidal :D. The music is by Japanese band “Mono”. This track is called Loco Track. I find it very suitable. xx

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  14. Wonderful interpretation for this challenge. A wonderful mood. I can almost hear the train whistle blowing. And your blog is giving me lots of ideas of different images I would like to try. I’ve just read the instructions for how to shoot multiple exposures.


  15. very good Paula. It reminded me when I was learning to draw and learned about perspective (Merci aux italiens) and “Point ou ligne de fuite” (I will have to look it up. Not sure it’s called so.)


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  19. Although I worry about the world becoming enmeshed in a steel cat’s cradle, I found this photo very soothing and beautiful… convergence is pleasing to the brain.


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