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.

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©Paula Borkovic

As of today my Black&White Sunday is turning into a fortnight event which means that I will be challenging you in monochrome photography every other Sunday. One Black and White Sunday per month will have a permanent theme: After and Before and the other Sunday will be theme something different every month.

I hope you will still going to participate enthusiastically despite of these changes :).


Please have a look at the entries to this post:

Black & White Sunday: Abstract

I love abstracts. I don’t know how you feel about it, but abstracts are everywhere and can be seen in everything. Would you play with me today and show me some abstracts of your own?


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I am not going to tell you what this is, but if you are really dying to know: look for the post titled “unusual” (There is a search bar on the right). This is Black&White Sunday photo challenge (in my case with a touch of colour too 😉 ) and you are invited to post your photos and link to this post. Happy Sunday and the week ahead!




Click on the links bellow to see the fellow bloggers’ entries:


B&W Sunday: Rhapsody in Black & White


Defined primarily as an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation, then as an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm or an unusually intense or irregular poem/ piece of prose, rhapsody is also archaically known as a miscellaneous collection; jumble. 

The track I enclosed here is not a rhapsody, but this plantation of tulips reminds me of one.



Maybe this broad definition of the word will help you come up with  a response for today’s challenge. If that is the case, link to this challenge post and leave the links to your posts bellow. Wishing you all a happy Sunday, I’d like to note that the next B&W Sunday challenge will be on 8th May.

I’m on a blog break from 27th April to 4th May.




Please check out the entries for this challenge:

Black & White Sunday: One (response to guest challenge)

My guest today has managed to make us laugh and smile at the same time. This is what I want for her, a bright future filled with laughs and smiles and calm seas.

You already know the theme. It is “ONE”. Make it special, and B&W.


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(Clicking on the image will show the full size, but don’t do it while listening to the tune, cause it will stop it)




If you want to join the challenge make sure to leave links to your posts and link to this blog. Have a good Sunday!


Entries for this challenge are:


Black & White Sunday: Delicate

It is not surprising that the word delicate means dainty as well as fragile, like the plant in my photo. Many intricate and complex things are easily breakable, but you can take the meaning of the word even further and explore something that requires careful handling and approach: tricky dealings, problematic relations(hips), skillful playing, sensitive mechanisms, embarrassing situations…

What do you say? Do you think you can contribute to today’s challenge? As usual leave me the links to your posts. I look forward to seeing them.


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(It takes about 10 sec for music to start, but it is worth waiting)




Check out these terrific entries for this challenge:

Black&White Sunday: Renewal (Response to Guest Challenge)

After Michelle’s very inspiring post that covered all the main aspects of renewal available to human race to enjoy, I will let the voice of Nina Simone speak on the subject for me:



It’s a new life


Every Sunday I publish a photo challenge in black and white with a different theme. This week the theme “renewal” came from my guest that contributed with a very generous and beautifully illustrated post. Please read Michelle’s renewal and join us for this challenge.




Entries for this challenge:

Black & White Sunday: Negative Space

Negative Space – a space that is not there or the space that you don’t like?

It can be either, but speaking in terms of photography it is a space that isolates the subject of a photo, or complements it, or draws attention to it. To see more examples of negative space in photography please see my guest’s post.


This is my interpretation of negative space.




This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge with the theme “negative space”. If you decide to join in, make sure to leave your pingbacks and links in the comment section. Please, check out the list of forthcoming events and challenges on Scheduled challenges page.





My earlier post in colour with the same theme: Bleak Beak

Here are the entries: