Black and White Photo Challenge ~ Day 5

Final day of the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge. I have enjoyed doing this so much. It really makes you look more closely at the photographs you take when you take part in a challenge such as this. I usually just snap and go. But here, especially with the black and white you have to consider carefully the contrast of light and dark in the picture. Thanks again to Katie for inviting me to take part.

DSCF4778This is a picture of a vintage tractor that is tucked in a corner of a field in our village. You can just catch sight of it through the knots and thorns of the bramble hedge. Its colour is actually red. But in black and white I am taken back to its history and wonder how many ploughs it pulled in its time, or what other use it had on the farm before it became the old relic of the past it is today.

Today I would like to invite Wild Daffodil to take part in the 5 day Challenge (info here). There is no pressure to join in – only if you have the time, and would like to, of course.

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Black and White Photo Challenge ~ Day 4

Day 4 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge.

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This is a photograph of our much beloved kitten Baudelaire. She has grown so much in the few months that we’ve had her and is a never-ending source of entertainment for me and my children. Here she is mesmerised by the sleet falling outside the window.

Today I would like to invite Jamie of Needle at Sea Bottom to take part in the 5 day challenge (info here). There is no pressure to join in, only if you have time and you would like to, of course.

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Black and White Photo Challenge ~ Day 3

Day 3 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge. DSCF4752This was taken when Emily and I went on a long walk around the lanes and bridleways of our village last week. It was an overcast and gloomy day, not ideal for photography. But I like the way the trees are reflected in the puddles of water in this one and the bare branches which will soon be covered in their green spring cloaks. Today I would like to invite Roz and Phil Hill of Small Spaces and the Good Life to take part in the 5 day challenge (info here). Though there is no pressure to join in – only if you have time and would like to, of course. x

Black and White Photo Challenge ~ Day 2

Here is my second photograph for the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge.

DSCF4567This is a sunflower from my garden, taken last year. I love the way the petals look like they are made of paper and how they catch the light.

Today I would like to nominate Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle from A Homespun Country Life to join in with the challenge (info here). There is no pressure – only participate if and when you can, if you would like to, of course.

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5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge ~ Day 1

So I have been invited to take part in this photography challenge by Katie of What Katie Wrote Next.  I accept the challenge… thank you for nominating me. I look forward to posting my pictures each day this week. (I only have an inexpensive point and shoot camera so please forgive the less than ideal quality of my pictures.)

The 2 rules for the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge are as follows:

1. Post a black and white photograph each day for 5 days.

2. Invite another blogger/photographer to participate each day.

 

 

So here is my first picture. It was taken on a trip to the city of Bath and is a photograph of Pulteney Bridge. This bridge is over two hundred years old and is one of only a few historic bridges in the world to have shops built into it.

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I think the black and white tones remind me of the history of this city. This photograph does not look that different to how it would have looked a couple of hundred years ago when it was built. Though there are more houses built up behind it now.

We live just 15 miles from Bath so it is always a favourite place to visit when we get the chance. There is so much to see and do there including the abbey, the museums, theatres, a labyrinth of unusual shops, architecture and ornamental gardens and parks.

For my first nomination I would like to invite Emma from Organdie.  As always there is no pressure to join in – only if you have time and you would like to, of course!

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