Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Steps: Indoors or Outdoors

Cartagena, Spain

For this CB&W Challenge, I thought my recent trip to the Roman Theater in Cartagena was appropriate. The recent dig has uncovered a beautiful theater with many seats interspersed with steps to climb up or down to the appropriate level. Be careful! No handrails!


This is an absolutely must-see stop if you visit this beautiful city on the Mediterranean.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circles and curves

Bordeaux, France

I decided that sepia was better than B&W for these marvelous wine casks in a cellar at Château Desmirail in the Medoc region of Bordeaux.


We bought a bottle of the 2009 Margaux wine and brought it back to our cruise ship to have with dinner. It went perfectly with the Beef Stroganoff.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is always a fun exercise in selecting just the right photo to match the theme. The casks certainly fit ‘Circles and Curves’.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P

This week I have been featuring Puerto Rico in most of my posts. Sooo, Puerto Rico starts with a ‘P’ and ends with an ‘O’. How appropriate. Here are three black and white shots from that wonderful island.

Here is the fort in Old San Juan:

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Next we have a window that is definitely shaped like an ‘O’:

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And finally, we have a beautiful parrot:

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Follow the link to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge to find other wonderful entries.



This is a challenge to take a color photograph and change it to Black and White in post processing. Since Paula used a photo of a bridge in this challenge at her ‘Lost In Translation‘ blog, I thought I would do the same. Here is a bridge from Scotland in black and white:

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Here is the original in some pretty dramatic colors of sunset:

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