handstand on sandy beach

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White


Over at Sally’s Lens and Pens blog, she showcases some marvellous photos and inspirational tips each week with a rotating theme. I don’t get a chance to participate every week anymore, but I still like to catch up with her advice and links. If you would like to check it out, here is the link


I liked the contrast on this photo, I selected, as I feel that it told a story, or is that just wishful thinking? A Black and white format seemed so appropriate. Would you agree?


Something to Ponder About


Photo Challenge

Being new to this challenge means that I have some catching up to do, so I started with a simple image from my afternoon walk along the beach.

I loved the colours in the driftwood in the original photograph, but really wanted to see where the effects could take this with my desktop photo editor.

Original Photograph

After applying a black and white effect with a graduated tint, I tried a Lomo filter through Picasa.

Week 1 – Black and White

Black and white with Graduated tint
Black and white with Graduated tint

At this point, I am still going with the original as the better of the two…..

Week 2 – Lomo -ish Filter (via Picasa)

Iwas pretty pleased with the Lomo effect! Intensity, drama and saturation but next week I will try to define the driftwood more.