On Sundays I normally 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. Hopefully you will enjoy this exercise in seeing and editing. After all it is all about fun. Have a  beautiful day!   



©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 

I am very glad to see your entries for the challenge. Please check them out by clicking on the links bellow:


    • Thank you, Marilyn. As a child from the coast I tend to like colour on the sea better, except in this composition 😀


  1. I would never have thought the b&w of this one could be so wonderful. You lose he colour of the bushes, but you gain wonderful definition of the track; the layering of the sky; and the glisten and gleam of the sea.

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    • Meg, thank you for looking at the images and giving me your opinion. It is interesting to hear your analysis. Much appreciated.



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  4. I like the monochrome, just done one for Silent Sunday…next will be my BW Sunday after and before!


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  10. Hello, Paula. Have been studying your versions, and it’s interesting how the monochrome track somehow draws you in more than the colour version does. Perhaps it is all a matter of contrast. All very fascinating stuff this perception lark. Here’s my offering:

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  13. I think I prefer the coloured version – but I have started to like B&W more and more. I thought I might give this a try this Sunday!

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    • 🙂 You are right, Hillary. That’s a beautiful, perceptive comment. I was nostalgic about old family photos from the seaside. In this case I am in favour of monochrome cause of the compelling composition in the frame.

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    • In your colour version my eye is drawn to the colour of red leaves, and in your monochrome I can appreciate how well they frame the little boy’s face. 🙂 This is a lovely example what an edit can do, how much difference it can produce. Thanks so much, Lisa.

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  22. Great shots Paula. I prefer the colour this time, I think, but I love the way the path stands out more strongly in b&w and leads us right into the image.

    I’m away at the moment in a posh business hotel with the most dreadful wifi!! But here at last is a post that only took about seven hours to save and publish! (while I was asleep) Oh the joys of technology

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