Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - Black and Whites

Wow. This one was difficult for me! I don't have an eye for black and white pictures at all. I went out on a mission to get some shots that I thought would be cool in black and white and they weren't very good.


Once I started converting the other random pictures that I took while outside to black and white and messing with the contrast a bit though, I really liked the way they were turning out!


So this weeks challenge was to pick two previous challenge topics and shoot them in black and white. I went back to see what some of the topics were before I started and discovered "Pets". Wohoo! Here's some pics of Cheyanne in black and white.










The other topic I chose was Flowers and Plants from last week. They are my very favorite thing to shoot after all. I reeeally like the way some of them turned out!



Here's more of the bastard dandelions...





And some other interesting plants and flowers around my house...







That was fun! Can't wait to see what's next!

27 comments:

Ed said...

Cheyenne it too cute, nice job..:-)

Pony Girl said...

Those turned out really good! I love the one of Cheyanne, she is really photogenic! I love black and white, but I struggle with it because I typically take the photos in color, then edit them later in blk & white, and I think I need to take them in black and white. My new camera will do that, yea!

jrosey said...

Love that second pic of Chey. I also love the dandelion pics...I think my fav. is the second one, the puff with the fence in the background (or whatever that wood is). ;) Isn't it funny how we curse those things? They really are beautiful!

Paint Girl said...

Chey looks great in black and white!
I love black and white pictures. Always have!
Great job!

One Red Horse said...

I'm falling in love with B & W as I look at this challenge. Your gorgeous girl looks stunning.

Steffie said...

Those dog pictures are so nice! Isn't black and white great fun.

SighMan said...

Really nice dog shots, especially the 2nd and 3rd. Very intimate. Makes me want to get a dog...

I find it hard to do flowers in black and white, although the dandelion is a great example of how to do this. Good work!

moresecretwhispers said...

♥ the second photograph of your dog
those eyes are amazing!
i really love it

p.s i also like your close ups of the second & third photo under the title, bastard dandlions

CTG Ponies said...

All the pics are great. Cheyenne is a cutie. My favorite is the last shot of the dandelion.

Carroll Baker said...

Fantastic shots of your dog! Mine won't sit still.

Love your work!

WhimsybyMari said...

Your fur baby is so sweet. The dandelions are my favorite pictures, it really is too bad they are weeds.

The Wife said...

You did a great job. Cheyanne is a beauty! And I love the dandelion.

dibear said...

The pictures of your dog is spectacular. Loved them! :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Really nice!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...great job honey. The pics of Chey are fab & my fav of the plants are the dandelion & the fence. Very cool!! Hugs, Mom

Wildblack said...

WoW!Amazing shots. I love the third one under bastard dandelions. :D

Andrea said...

The dandelions going to see are fantastic!! And, of course, I love the ones of Cheyanne...black & white works so well for most dogs! :)

VioletSky said...

Your dog is great at the posing - the third one looks such a classic studio portrait!

And I really like the bastard dandelion as a puffball. So perfect. So dastardly and ready to be blown away.

flowerweaver said...

Oooh, I like them all! Your black & white "eye" is intuitive!

Quinn said...

I scrolled down saying, "I like that one, No I like that one!" Way too hard to decide, they all look great.

Strawberry Lane said...

What an adorable .. Cheyanne! Love those photos, his eyes are something!

Especially like the last flower photo !

Far Side of Fifty said...

The ones of Cheyenne are very nice! The bastard dandies ( LOL) are really cool also, especially the close up! :)

Kelly said...

Great photos! I love the way the dandelion photos turned out!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh! These turned out fabulously!I really like your angle on the flower stills! And Cheyanne in the last frame...scrumptious!
Thanks for visiting me yesterday!
KacyK

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

And you said you dont have an eye for black and white!!!!? Whatever! Those are awesome! You definitely DO have an eye for black and white!

theegggather said...

I would say you had fun. They all turned wonderful. Great job. Cheyenne is soooo cute.

Flo said...

What great pictures!!! Cheyenne certainly is a cutie and a very cooperative model.