Phoneography and Non-SRL Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Black and White

IMG_20150101_202010~2 (Small)Black and white images are always a challenge,

I don’t set out to take a black and white photo, so I am adjusting colour photos to test the monochromatic results.

Some are surprising, others, a disappointment.

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 Street Photography appears to work well with black and white

IMG_20140924_140056~2~2 (Small)or those photos with sections of high contrast

The Nexus 4 makes it easy to edit and produce a good monochromatic effect

Sally’s Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge

Black and White Phoneography is Something I enjoy Pondering About


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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22 Responses to Phoneography and Non-SRL Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Black and White

  1. I love all your B&W’s!


  2. And you did very well with this challenge, although you did not set out to shot in B&W, the editing is marvelous. All 3 are well done and I especially like 2 for the contrast and blur effect; and 3 for contrast and texture.

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  3. Yes, indeed, your conversion into monochrome gave each image its due. I am especially drawn to two, which is a striking example of how black and white can focus on details and the subject is not being overshadowed by technicolor. Also I like your composition where the one horse is made the center of attention. Happy Photo Challenge.

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    • Thanks Sally! The Carousel photograph was somewhat of a fluke, having only a second to point and shoot! I didn’t have time to consider rule of thirds etc. So I am happy that you think it acceptable!


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  5. milliethom says:

    I think all these photos are lovely. All the subjects show up beautifully in balck and white. I love the one of your dog (Tiffany?). 🙂


  6. I am snooping around in your blog. I saw your name/avatar often at M-R’s post. We both belong to her salon and I thought it might be nice to finally meet 🙂

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    • You are very welcome to snoop around Nonsmoking ladybug! M.R. is a great friend and blogger, she would be pleased that you hopped over here! I will gladly return the favour at the nonsmoking salon!

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    • Thank you. Yes, I fell in love with M-R as well, she helped me so much when I was just new at blogging and didn’t really know what I was doing. Gosh that sounds like I know it now LOL. You might like my other blog -the kitchen blog- more than my smoking blog.


  7. Julia Manuel says:

    I love these shots, especially the carousel – just gorgeous!

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  8. Julia Manuel says:

    I’m curious…what is the rule of thirds?


  9. I enjoyed all of these, Amanda, but number two wins my heart as well. I still remember when all photos were black and white, so it’s amazing to be able to switch back and forth at will (as well as not have to pay someone to develop the film to see how the photos came out!)



    • Isn’t it so cool that we can take as many photos as we like, or as many as our card will hold. I used to always be running around buying more films, and saying: no, I won’t photograph that, as I have to ration my photos. And then they turned out crappy, and I thought what a waste.
      Thanks for your comment, Janet, and I am glad you like the second one….it is quite nostalgic


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