Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

When you want some pictures of interesting bare ground, the best place to go is Yellowstone National Park. The featured image is of the ‘Fountain Paint Pot’ were mud is king and hot steam is normal.


Nearby is a desolate landscape where life holds on by a slim thread:


Of course, moving around in this landscape required the National Park Service to build some elevated sidewalks:


You can even find rivers running through the landscape:


Come on over the Cee Neuner’s blog page and view some of the other CB&W entries.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Mirror Images or Reflections

Here is Cee’s  Black and White Challenge for this week:

This week the topic is Mirror Images or Reflections.   As long as there is a mirror or reflection of some sort as the main focus of your photo, it fits in this challenge this week.  I just want you to have some fun with your photography.

I have chosen a reflection in a quiet pool from Mendenhall Gardens near the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska:


See more entries at Cee Neuner’s challenge page.

After further reflection (pun intended) I decided to display the entire photo of this quiet pool in full color and enhanced with the photo app installed on Windows 10 on my Microsoft Surface. You can see the part I cropped to make the B&W reflection photo for this challenge.



Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs of Any Kind

Today we went to downtown Greensboro for the first annual Veterans Day Parade. After the parade, we were walking back to the car when I spotted this sign. I thought it would be perfect for this week’s B&W photo challenge. The picture was taken with the sun just off to the right, which led to the circular spot in the upper right hand corner of the photo.


Here is the picture in its natural colors:


Thanks to Cee Neuner for working so hard on so many photography challenges. You can catch this weeks #CB&W Challenge here.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks

This photo was taken in Cabo San Lucas in February of 2006. The pelicans obviously spend a great deal of time on this rock outcrop. I selected the photo because I liked the contrast between the soft feathers and the hard rocks in the background, the algae on the outcrop and the water below. I hope you enjoy it as well.


Here is the same picture in color. Let me know which you prefer:


As always, many thanks to Cee Neuner for hosting this challenge. You can visit her page by clicking the link on her name above. There you will have access to join the challenge and to see all of the other linked entries.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid

Today’s picture is from Ketchikan, Alaska. We were on an boat excursion to see some of the wonderful Alaskan scenery in the area. I decided to take a photograph of the sky reflected in the bay directly off of the side of the boat. I used post processing to enhance the contrast and the results really struck me as beautiful. I would love to hear everyone’s opinion.


Thanks, as always, to Cee Neuner for hosting her Black and White challenge. I also thought this entry would satisfy last week’s challenge of “Circles and Curves” that I missed because of travel.