The world is in color, you have to work at black and white.
~ Andrew Maclean
Woodland Gnome over at the Forest Garden invited me to participate in the Black and White Challenge that is currently making the rounds. WG, as I call her (I do know her real name, but since she doesn’t use it publicly, I don’t), is my neighbor to the south and west. She lives, walks, gardens, and shows us around the Williamsburg, Virginia area. If you ever need some advice on “tips, tricks, and tools for gardening in a forest community,” the lovely WG’s blog is a great place to start. Even if you don’t need tips or tricks or tools, you should visit just to enjoy her prose, poetry, and images.
Eliza Waters is also participating (and she invited WG who invited me and so the circle of challenge goes). You might want to stop over and see what she’s doing, too. Her first challenge post is here. Sallyann at Photographic Memories also participated. She’s finished now, but you can find her first challenge post here.
I’ve done a black and white photo challenge in the past (quite some time ago, I think). I am partial to color in my photographs, but I think I need to challenge myself every now and then to do something different so I was happy to play along.
The rules are ridiculously and wonderfully simple:
- On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.
- Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.
As long-time followers of my blog know, I’m not a stickler for the rules. I may not do this on 5 consecutive days. It depends on how the week goes. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Since some of the photographers I follow have already done this challenge, it might be a challenge for me to come up with someone to invite. Usually I would just invite you all to jump on board if you’re so inclined, but I think this time around I will try inviting a few people. If you’d like to be included, let me know.
Today I am inviting Karma to join the challenge. Karma, as the name of her blog more than implies, blogs when she feels like it (good policy!). She lives in the Northeast, up around Massachusetts way, and she’s a wonderful photographer who just got a new lens for her camera. I think this challenge will be a great way to help her play and practice with that new lens, don’t you?
Thanks for stopping by today. Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂