Every Sunday I publish a photo challenge in black and white that I call Black & White Sunday. I usually come up with a fresh theme for it, but once a month I publish a recurrent (monthly) theme: after and before where you are supposed to show the same  photo, regardless of the subject, in both monochrome and colour.

This is a way of encouraging you not only to set your camera to black and white setting, but to shoot in colour and to convert it into black and white in post processing. I find it useful to look at the same photo in both renditions. By doing this I become more aware of the details, shapes and composition and it eventually helps me improve my photography skills. Maybe you will find this exercise useful too …… 





©Paula Borkovic


 If you want to join the challenge:

  • make a photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post 

Please look at the entries to this challenge by clicking on the links bellow:


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  2. Amazing how different they look, Paula, and talking about ‘tack sharp’ 🙂 🙂 I don’t seem to have a soundtrack this morning but it’s early so I’ll just hum to myself. Ciao, bella!

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  4. Impossible to choose between these images Paula, they’re stunning. I like the warm tones of the original on this cool morning, but in summer I’d probably go for the black and white!

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  8. Beautiful B&W Paula. In Norwegian garlic is called white onion.
    I just came home from some travels and family visits now and I have a lot of catching up to do in the blog world.
    Hope everything is good in your parts of the world!

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  11. I would never have thought of photographing a garlic clove. The photographs are spectacular, Paula. I LOVE them both. But, is I had to choose, I’d say the original. Why? Because I can smell the garlic scent in that one. Your photographs are inspiring. Thank you for hosting.
    Isadora 😎
    p.s. is there music to be downloaded? There a bar that says, ‘Download’.

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  12. I love your garlic. I love the texture of the skin and I think I like this one much better in color. It’s almost monochrome anyway, but the color brings out the texture.


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  22. Very nice topic to work on, Paula.
    I’ll definitely join the challenge 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!


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