Guest Challenge: Architecture in Black & White 02

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Cardinal Guzman:

In the beginning of January I had a guest post here in Paula’s blog on B&W architecture photography. Now 3 months have passed and it’s time for the sequel in the series. I hope that you joined the first post, but even if you didn’t you can still join this one.

Return to where you shot the architecture shots last time. Now the season has changed a bit, the light is different (at least it is in the Northern Hemisphere where I live). If the season hasn’t changed much where you live, choose a different time of the day to take your second set of photos. Re-shoot the same place and try keep an open mind and have a look at it with “new” eyes. Perhaps try a different lens? (a different lens is not necessary, but optional).

Think about new angles, lines, curves, things that you’ve might have missed last time. If it’s difficult for you to find anything new, maybe you can try to reproduce your previous shot? It can be a good practice to try to reproduce shots –  you’ll probably notice that it’s difficult to get the same shot twice, even if you try.

When you’re shooting try to look for interesting angles, lines, curves and/or details that people might ignore. Try shooting from afar, see how it feels, then try some close-ups. Compare the shots and think about which ones that are most appealing. Keep in mind that it’ll be black & white, so contrasts are very important – you don’t want a grey and flat photo. When you know you’ve got your shot, turn it into B&W (or you can set your camera to shoot in B&W if you’re not into processing and software), do your post-processing (if you’re into that) and leave a link to your blog here in Paula’s blog.

Try to think about what has changed from your first post: are you a better photographer? Did you use a different lens? A different camera? Which version do you like best and why?

 Entries to this challenge:

Black & White Sunday: Quiet

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Maybe you’d like to share your “quiet” with me? Leave me links to your posts in the comment section. For further challenges please see Scheduled challenges page.

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Click on the titles bellow to see the participants’ posts: 

Quiet by Ese

Quiet by Klara

Sarah by the Sea

Quiet by Sue J.

A Quiet Moment by Debbie

Quiet by Artistic Explorations

Fresh snow

Quiet waters

The quiet life

Black & White Sunday: Architecture (response to Guest Challenge)

This Sunday I am happy to have guest blogger Cardinal Guzman host B&W challenge. Cardinal chose architecture as a particularly good subject for B&W photography. His idea is for us to take photos of a building somewhere near our home where we can easily return in a few months time and shoot it again in different light and season. I did not have to go far to find a perfect subject for this challenge: a 15 minute walk from home took me to one of the modern day landmarks of Zagreb, a steel and glass tower known as Cibona.

 

 

You are invited to post photos in black & white, be it architecture or some other subject of your choice. Just leave links to your posts in the comment section. The links to your architecture posts will be displayed both here and on Cardinal’s post.

 

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Other entries for Cardinal’s Guest challenge: 

Debbie’s Millennium Bridge

B&W Sunday: Architecture

Sunday BW – Architecture

Black & White Sunday: Architecture (Guest Post by Cardinal Guzman)

Black & White Sunday: Architecture

Suzanne’s Architecture in B&W

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 Michelle’s Architecture 

Guest Challenge: Architecture in Black & White

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Cardinal Guzman

Find some interesting architecture somewhere in your local environment (it doesn’t have to be the house next door, but somewhere you can return to fairly easy). When you’re shooting try to look for interesting angles, lines, curves and/or details that people might ignore. Try shooting from afar, see how it feels, then try some close-ups. Compare the shots and think about which ones that are most appealing. Keep in mind that it’ll be black & white, so contrasts are very important – you don’t want a grey and flat photo. When you know you’ve got your shot, turn it into B&W (or you can set your camera to shoot in B&W if you’re not into processing and software), do your post-processing (if you’re into that) and post it in your blog.

In my second guest post that’s coming up in three months (on the 12th of April), you’ll be returning to the same place that you shoot now. For my photo, I went to the local church – a rectangular lump of concrete built in 1963.

Winter night photography of Manglerud Church, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

 

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Leave links to your black and white architecture photographs taken especially for this challenge. You have 7 days to come up with something – the deadline is the 10th of January.

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Black & White Sunday: Night

Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. Winter solstice.

In the Northern Hemisphere today we celebrate winter solstice – the day with the longest night.

In pre-Christian times in this part of the world the December solstice observance included people sharing food and showing forgiveness.

Many cultures continue to organize feasts, festivals, holidays and celebrations around December solstice.

Although winter was regarded as the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the coming of lighter days after the winter solstice brought on a more festive mood. To many people, this return of the light was a reason to celebrate that nature’s cycle was continuing. (source: timeanddate.com)

 

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If you want to join Black and White Sunday, feel free to grab the widget bellow and post a photo (or several of them) for this or some other theme of your choice. Just make sure it is black & white and link it to this post.

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There is only one Black & White Sunday post still pending this year: (for further details about the posts scheduled for the new year see the newly added page SCHEDULED CHALLENGES.)

2014/12/28 – Wish (Black & White Sunday)

 

This Sunday’s entries:

Debbie’s Twinkling Edinburgh

Cardinal’s Street Photo

Black & White Sunday: Night

Black & White Sunday: Elegance

This is Maggie. She was featured on this blog earlier this year on a Thursday’s Special post.

Here is some elegant music to go along.

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If you want to join my Black and White Sunday, feel free to grab the widget bellow and post a photo (or several of them) for this or some other theme of your choice. Just make sure it is black & white and link it to this post.

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Black & White Sunday: Abandoned

 
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Maybe you want to share your black and white photos with me? Grab the widget bellow and join me. Feel free to choose this or any other theme.

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These are this week’s contributions for Black and White Sunday:

 

Ese’s take on “abandoned”

Debbie’s time to talk

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Cardinal’s Art Producer

M-R’s abandoned castle 

Black and White Photo Challenge : Texture

Our dear challenger Sonel has come up with another marvelous idea for her Black and White Photo Challenge: Texture. I’ve decided to show both, example of texture in music and in photograph 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

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