Last Sunday for Black & White photo challenge we explored Darkness and Light by focusing on moody lighting and shadows that add drama to photography. Today I would like us to continue with dramatic captures, but through the use of bold colours. Show us what effect placing red next to black can produce. The easiest way to obtain this is to shoot a red flower against a black background, or a fiery sky with a silhouetted, darkened town, but there are so other many possibilities that I very much look forward to seeing in your entries.  Today’s theme is RED and BLACK (my title was inspired by Stendhal’s famous novel: Le Rouge et le Noir).


©Paula Borkovic

To join the challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

  • Leave a comment under this post

Being aware that this is not the easiest theme to tackle I am particularly happy to see these wonderful entries:



  1. Oh Stendhal. Takes me back to my A level exams!

    Great, challenging theme Paula. I’m about to fly home now but will seek inspiration in mid-air.


    • Your energy and tirelessness amaze me. Have a safe and comfortable trip home, Debbie. The challenge is here for a week. No rush 🙂


      • Thanks Paula, the journey home was smooth and I now have a red and black post for you! Now, I admit to there also being some white – but strictly speaking, that’s not an actual colour…


    • Thank you, Klara. I am so glad you could respond so soon with something so unexpectedly beautiful and fitting 🙂


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  5. Mmmm, the brave reduction of all foreground detail so that the modern (I’m guessing) building takes on an ancient castle feel, then the whiskers of trees and pylons soften the horizon, make this superbly dramatic.

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  6. I do like a vivid sky 🙂 The sunrise this morning was a dazzling display. Happy Thursday, Paula! The music reminds me of La Macarena and I had a little dance in my armchair.


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