BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-03

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. I think that this may be a good exercise in seeing. Hope you will join me. Remember, any subject is OK as long as you show it both in colour and black and white. Wishing you all a beautiful day!   

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©Paula Borkovic

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 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 check out the entries to this challenge:

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-03/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/03/26/before-and-after-canary-wharf-london/

https://teepee12.com/2017/03/26/color-versus-black-white/

http://dailymusing57.com/2017/03/26/black-white-sunday-after-before-3/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://charlesewaugh.com/2017/03/25/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-03/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/03/brugge.html

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/03/28/black-white-sunday-before-and-after-2/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/before-and-after/comment-page-1

https://bushboy.blog/2017/03/30/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after-2/

https://postcardsedge.org/2017/03/29/black-and-white/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: COUNTRYSIDE

I live in the centre of the city and every trip to the countryside is a treat for me. I don’t do it often, but when I do I never miss the opportunity to photograph what looks like an ideal dwelling. This Sunday you are asked to post a photograph (or several) of a countryside which may, but does not have to, contain buildings or structures of some kind. This time you have two weeks to respond cause of my absence next Sunday.

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©Paula Borkovic

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Wishing you all a good week ahead I’d like you to note that the UPDATES page is updated for you to see when and what future challenges will bring.   

If you click on the following links, you’ll be able to see the entries to this challenge:

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/the-country/

https://12monthsinwarsaw.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/countryside/

https://teepee12.com/2017/03/06/in-the-countryside-black-white-sunday/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/countryside-scenes

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/03/07/black-and-white-sunday-countryside/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/03/09/bw-sunday-countryside/

https://marantophotography.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/countryside/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/countryside/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/black-and-white-sunday-countryside-and-an-ideal-dwelling/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/03/12/black-white-sunday-countryside/

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-02

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 …… 

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before

©Paula Borkovic

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 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:

https://netdancer.com/2017/02/25/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-02/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/02/26/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://12monthsinwarsaw.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/family-bw-and-colour/

https://teepee12.com/2017/02/26/after-and-before-color-vs-black-white/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/02/b-sunday_26.html

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/bw-sunday-after-and-before-3/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/02/26/black-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/26/black-white-sunday-after-before-2/

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/linas-tattoo-convention-2017-part-2/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/02/27/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-1-2

https://asawyersdaughter.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/02/27/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before-sam-on-the-rocks-at-penmon-point

https://leterneletlephemere.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/bw-sunday-after-and-before/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/02/28/fishing-for-a-splash-of-colour

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-2

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/after-and-before

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after

https://jpeters6248.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-02

Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge theme on this blog, which runs every month (for a third year now). This month we are doing it in black and white and next month this theme will be tackled in colour. You are free to choose whatever thing, building or place (even a person) that belongs to the past. It maybe a past long forgotten or a past very much present and incorporated into today’s existence.   

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Luznica Manor – 18th century Baroque castle that changed hands quite a few times in history is now a home of the Spiritual-Educational Centre “Marijin Dvor” and it is run by Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, (ZAPREŠIĆ, CROATIA)

©Paula Borkovic

This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge. If you want to participate you are supposed to:

  • Make a post containing a photo (or photos) of something that comes from the past (it does not have to be a distant past)

  • Link to this challenge post

  • Leave me your link in the comment section bellow

  • Make sure you post before next Sunday 

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Please click on the links that follow to see wonderful entries to this challenge:

https://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/lignum-draco-and-the-temples-of-doom

https://teepee12.com/2017/02/19/beth-israel-deaconess/

https://suejudd.com/2017/02/19/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-2/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/02/19/traces-of-the-past-bombardier-scattergood/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/19/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-4/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/02/20/traces-of-the-past-and-who-do-you-think-lived-in-this-little-house/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/02/20/christian-radich-rigged-ship-oslo

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/21/bw-sunday-traces-of-the-past-3-2/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/traces-of-the-past-12

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/02/traces-of-past.html

https://restlessjo.me/2017/02/23/focus-on-fountains-abbey

https://bushboy.blog/2017/03/01/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past

Black & White Sunday: Darkness and Light

“They say there is no light without dark, no good without evil, no male without female, no right without wrong. That nothing can exist if it’s direct opposite does not also exist.”

Laurell K. Hamilton, Incubus Dreams

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Today you are invited to look for some light and shadow, for drama, for moody or even harsh lighting. The theme of this black and white photo challenge is DARKNESS and LIGHT. The deadline is next Saturday. When you make a post, link it to this challenge, tag it #black&whitesunday and leave me a comment bellow. Wishing you all a great week ahead!

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Please, click on the links bellow to see fabulous entries that my blogger friends prepared for this challenge:

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/tear-down-this-wall/

https://suejudd.com/2017/02/12/black-white-sunday-darkness-and-light/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/02/12/black-and-white-sunday-darkness-and-light

https://bushboy.blog/2017/02/12/darkness-and-light/

https://teepee12.com/2017/02/12/darkness-and-light-black-white-sunday/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/02/12/sunset-over-central-park/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/black-white-sunday-darkness-and-light/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/02/notturno.html

https://mittenedhands.com/2017/02/03/lonely-rider/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/02/12/darkness-and-light/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/13/darkness-and-light

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/bw-sunday-darkness-and-light/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/13/black-white-sunday-darkness-and-light/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/gare-du-nord-2/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/coming-home-lost-in-translation-darkness-and-light/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/darkness-and-light

https://charlesewaugh.com/2017/02/15/black-white-sunday-darkness-and-light

https://postcardsedge.org/2017/02/14/shadows-budha-under-construction/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/black-and-white-sunday-darkness-and-light

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/black-white-sunday-darkness-and-light/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: SIGN

Welcome to another Black and White Sunday challenge. Today’s theme is SIGN.

I went with my astrological sign depicted in a beautiful pavement in Belem district of Lisbon, but you know that you can take this word as far as you want. Let’s see how creative you can be.

Just remember that this is a monochrome challenge. You have time to make a photo post till next Saturday.

Have a great week ahead!

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Click on the links to see the participants’ entries:

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/blackwhite-sunday-sign/

https://teepee12.com/2017/02/05/can-you-read-the-signs-black-white-sunday/

https://mittenedhands.com/2013/09/17/disobedience/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/02/05/the-trail-of-tish-my-path-to-the-allotment/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/05/black-white-sunday-sign/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/02/05/a-sign-of-activity/

https://suejudd.com/2017/02/05/black-white-sunday-sign/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/02/do-it-yourself.html

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/06/bw-sunday-sign/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/02/08/i-saw-a-sign

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/02/08/signs-of-my-bleeding-heart

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-01

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 this time I want to introduce a recurrent (monthly) theme: after and before where you would 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 ever of the details, shapes and composition and it eventually helps me improve my photography skills. Maybe you will find this exercise useful too …… 

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Notre Dame de Paris – after

In love with Paris

Notre Dame de Paris – before

©Paula Borkovic

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 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 

P.S. If you missed some of the entries from last week’s challenge, you can find the links here. The themes for the next week’s challenges are already published on Scheduled challenges page. Have a good Sunday!

Click on the links to see the entries to the challenge:

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2017/01/b-sunday.html

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/keeping-it-closed/

https://suejudd.com/2017/01/22/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://teepee12.com/2017/01/22/after-then-before-black-white-sunday/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/bw-sunday-after-and-before-2/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/01/22/foxgloves-over-the-garden-fence-after-and-before/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/01/22/found-in-one-road/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/01/22/black-white-sunday-after-before/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/01/22/before-and-after-havana-rain-reflections/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/black-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/01/24/smokey-jazz-cafe/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/black-and-white-sunday

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/black-and-white-before-and-after/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: PASSAGE

Passage of time, passage through a place, life itself is a passage. Passage is the theme of today’s Black & White Sunday, photo challenge that appears regularly every Sunday and as the name says it is in black and white.

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If you want to join, please:

  • make a B&W 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 

With wishes for a quiet passage through Sunday….

Please, check out the entries to this challenge. The first one took my breath away: 

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/01/08/early-morning-on-menai-strait-2

https://teepee12.com/2017/01/08/passage-through-the-snow-black-and-white-sunday-garry-armstrong/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/01/passage.html

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/vannspeilet-winter-fun/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/bw-sunday-passage/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/black-white-sunday-passage-float

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/01/09/black-white-sunday-passage/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/01/09/cienfuegos-cuba-food-trolley-traffic

https://suejudd.com/2017/01/10/quiet-passage

https://lumar1298.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/black-white-sunday-passage/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/passage/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/under-the-tracks

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/black-white-sunday-passage

https://marjamjars.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/ps-i-love-you

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/black-and-white-sunday-passage/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/01/14/paulas-black-and-white-sunday-2/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/01/16/through-the-rabbit-hole/

Black & White Sunday: Artificial Light

The theme of today’s black and white photo challenge is artificial light. You have a week to respond.

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Keep it burning

I will be very busy next week, so there will be no challenges, and I will not be challenging you on Christmas or New Year’s Day which means that the next Black and White Sunday is in 2017.

I will keep you posted on future events on Scheduled challenges page.

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Please check out the entries to this challenge:

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/skull-with-curly-hair

https://teepee12.com/2016/12/11/city-light-time-black-white-sunday/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/12/let-your-colours-burst.html

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/artificial-light

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/12/12/black-white-sunday-artificial-light

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2016/12/12/artificial-light

https://lumar1298.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/black-white-sunday-artificial-light

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/tis-the-season/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/bw-sunday-artificial-light/

Black & White Sunday: Landscape

Today we are having everyone’s favourite theme: landscape. The only trick is that it has to be in black and white. My memories have taken me to Poland, this time on the shores of lake Czorsztyn.

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 A path, a meadow, some trees, and an old castle hanging above a lake; what more should a landscape have?

Here you can check out the same thing in colour.

If you want to participate in Black & White Sunday photo challenge, make sure to:

  • make a B&W photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday, 3 December

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

  • leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments)

Monochrome landscapes are not always easy, but the contributors came up with some fascinating images. Check them out on the following links:

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/11/27/the-old-quarry-at-middleton-top-derbyshire/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/11/27/aphrodisias-seeking-the-goddess/

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/11/27/pancake-rocks-black-and-white-sunday

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/black-and-white-sunday-a-view-fit-for-a-queen

https://teepee12.com/2016/11/28/the-view-black-white-sunday

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/black-and-white-sunday

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/11/28/black-white-sunday-landscape/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/bw-sunday-landscape/

https://suejudd.com/2016/11/30/black-white-sunday-landscape

Black & White Sunday: Nightscape

Even though it hasn’t been long since we did nocturnal for Thursday’s Special, I am giving you another night theme, but this time in B&W. It is nightscape, a representation of a night scene.

The absence of colour lets us focus on shapes more, and the scene is more solemn with a film noir feel. Maybe you’d like to join the challenge even if monochrome is not your first choice when it comes to photography. However, converting a photo into Black and White can be revealing. It makes you look with a different set of eyes – eyes that are not distracted by colours.

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If you missed seeing this scene in colour, go here.

If you want to participate in Black & White Sunday photo challenge, make sure to:

  • make a photo post in black and white before next Sunday 13 November

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

  • leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments)

Please click on the links bellow to see more night scenes:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/11/06/from-buda-to-pest/

https://teepee12.com/2016/11/06/night-in-the-city-photos-joni-mitchell/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/11/05/black-white-sunday-nightscape

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/11/06/nice-by-night-black-white-sunday/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/rue-st-denis-montreal

http://suejudd.com/2016/11/06/black-white-sunday-nightscape/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/11/06/black-and-white-sunday-a-barcelona-nightscape/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/bw-sunday-nightscape/

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/nightscape-black-white-photography

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/nightscape-notturno/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/night-church