I almost let March go by without Black & White Sunday, and with a shorter weekend I only managed to post it today. Here’s a challenge which invites you to post the same image in colour and black and white. I call it “After and Before” and it is a recurrent event, the first one this year.
Above you can see a wonderful piece of street art from my neighbourhood. I liked it so much that I wanted to see what it would look like in monochrome.
Now, if you would like to participate in this challenge, all you have to do is to show the same image both in colour and black and white. You can do any theme or subject that you like. Please, take your time and have fun. Wishing you all a great week!
It’s winter where I am, and with uncomfortably cold and wet weather all I can think of in terms of creativity are some “studio” shots. Here’s an example of low-key still life in black and white. Your theme for this week’s Black and White Sunday is still life – it does not have to bee low-key of course. I hope that you will have fun answering this prompt.
It’s been a while since I posted a Black & White Sunday. This time the theme is SHAPE. Shape is a great theme for any photo challenge, but I think it lends itself best for a monochrome interpretation. You have a week to respond. The next B&W Sunday will be in two week’s time with combined “after and before” theme (one shot in colour and black and white). Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday!
Regular visitors to my blog know that once a month on a Sunday I post a combined photo challenge theme for Black&White Sunday. It is called AFTER and BEFORE and it invites you to post the same image both in black and white and in colour. The topic and subject are entirely arbitrary. The only condition is that you post an image captured in colour and that you turn it monochrome in post processing. I enjoy this little exercise which permits me to see the same scene through colour and without it, and I hope that you will enjoy doing the same.
As of recently my Black&White Sunday has become a fortnight event which means that I am challenging you in monochrome photography every other Sunday. For today’s theme you have two weeks’ deadline. Wishing you a very happy week ahead and see you on Thursday with a new special theme (in colour).
NOTE: THIS IS A SCHEDULED POST. I HURT MY HAND THIS WEEKEND AND WILL BE SLOW IN VIEWING AND REPLYING ON YOUR POSTS. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
UPDATE on 10 October: I am back from my sick leave, and visiting your blogs. Please find links to others’ entries in the comments section. It seems redundant to post links to all of your entries in this post, while they are bellow anyway. There are so many posts to see and blogs to visit, and time is precious. Thank you all so much for your great entries. I really enjoyed seeing all of your interpretations.
Recently, Black and White Sunday has turned into a fortnight event which means that there will be no more than two of such events per month. Today’s theme for this photo challenge in black and white is “ceiling”. The deadline for your entries is 23 September.
The bellow photo shows ceiling of Jeronimo’s monastery in Lisbon.
I happened to be in Newcastle upon Tyne on an important date for Britain, and was very happy to capture some of the celebratory atmosphere in the streets. As is often the case in my pictures, I applied selective colouring cause it just felt right.
This is Traces of the Past recurrent photo challenge theme. This month you are invited to post in black and white anything that you see as belonging to the past (near or far), pretty or not so pretty. You have a week to respond.
I’d like to thank all participants for their wonderful entries. Please check out their links:
The quaint looking field structure known as kazun in Istria has been widely used in the past once as a dwelling, but most commonly as a shelter, and later on for storing agricultural tools. The changed way of life gradually made them obsolete, but their cultural and historical value is greater than it may at first appear. Most of the examples that can be seen today date back to the 18th – mid 20th century like this one that I saw in the South-West Istria. The doors on kazun are normally smaller than man’s size and usually face West. The inner diameter ranges between 1.5m-3m and the height from 1.60 to 2m.
Excerpt from a research conducted by the Institute for Historical and Social Sciences in Rijeka sheds light on the historical importance of these structures:
“…The heritage value of kazun is great; when glancing over the map of the widespread density of kazuns, it can be noticed that they are most commonly found in the South-West Istria (especially around Vodnjan), while they are scarcely found in the middle and North-West Istria. Similar round ground-planned edifices are known under different names (bunje etc.) in the middle and South Dalmatia. In Europe, this type of drywall building can be found all over Mediterranean, all the way to the British Isles and Scandinavia up North. This geographical distribution, architectural structuring and archaeological findings suggest that the origin of this type of round ground-planned edifice could be found in the dwellings and burial sites of Paleo-Mediterranean period. However, the abundance of available stone and the strong development of agriculture were basis for survival and spreading of this type of building in different European areas, as well as the formation of original examples of round stone edifices which had the role of shelters in the field. Lately, kažuns, as characteristic examples of traditional building in Istria, have had a special role when one is identifying and interpreting ethno-cultural contents.” (author: Tihana Stepinac Fabijanic)
It’s been a few weeks since the last Black & White Sunday, and I am happy that I can challenge you again with my monochrome photo challenge. Today’s theme is STRUCTURE. In my example it is a building, but considering so many possible meanings of the word, I expect to see many different entries from you. As usually, you have a week to respond. Hope you’ll have fun.
Now please have a look at wonderful structures posted by my friends:
When I was thinking of this theme I though about low-lying clouds, and the prestorm sky came to mind, the kind of sky that looks as if it is going to fall on Earth. The railway cables in this composition look like strings that seem to be pulling it further down…
For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge I’m hoping to see some photos that you took from a low-lying perspective.
When you publish your response to the challenge, link to this post and leave me your comment bellow. Have fun!
Please have a look at the entries to this challenge:
It’s PLAYTIME! It’s a weekend after a long and tiring week and some fun is needed. Show me your toys, things you play with, some relaxing time.
To take part in Black & White Sunday photo challenge you should post an image or more on today’s theme before next Sunday, link to this challenge post and leave a comment bellow. Wish you all some happy, playful time!
Now that you are here, please don’t forget to check out the entries to this challenge: