Another month has flown by and here it is, time again for PJ’s photo challenge. This month’s prompt was Black and White. I love black and white photography and the depth of the tonality that can be seen in the absence of color. And while it was tempting to just take photos and turn them into black and white ones, I tried to mix those with some that were really black and white.
Black and White #1
Children and flowers. They go together perfectly when you have a camera in hand….provided you can successfully capture them just at the right moment.
Black and White #2
Black and White #3
The Recruiter has a Black and White kitty named Darby. And, yes, this shot captures her personality perfectly.
Black and White #4
This beauty was seen at an area butterfly palace. I rarely see true black and white butterflies.
Black and White #5
As I was considering my fifth photo, it suddenly dawned on me that the solution was right in front of my eyes….every. single. day. My kitchen countertop is quartz and definitely has black and white swirls.
The muse said you can do better, so I pulled it into Photoshop and tried to make it look more like a texture.
Then, the muse prompted me to find a photo and try it out. So I pulled one from our recent trip to Florida. This is the above texture used with a soft light filter.
I like the idea, but the texture is not exactly where I want it so I’ll keep tweaking it….in my spare time. Yeah, right. I really just said that to keep the muse happy.
Black and White Bonus
This black and white kitty is no longer with us. Midget passed to the Rainbow Bridge late last year. She was Darby’s sister, but not a twin. But I always thought she was a very pretty black and white cat….but if you rubbed her fur the opposite direction, she had calico coloring.
There’s my Black and White five for the month. Please take time to visit PJ’s place and see what inspired the others this month.