52 Photo Challenge: Week 3-Black and White

“January is the month for dreaming”― Jean Hersey

Welcome back to the 52-week photo challenge. This week the assignment was to photograph something in black and white. Since I was already in downtown Sacramento this week, I went on a hunt for things I thought would translate well to black and white. I looked for interesting lines, shapes, and buildings I thought looked out of time. While some of the images really didn’t work, I did find some I felt good enough to share here.

As I can only submit one photo to the challenge, I’d love to know which of these is your favorite. My favorites are the first three images and I’m leaning toward the train station. What do you think?

Thanks as always for cheering me on and have a wonderful day!

Here are a few bonus photos I liked better in color:

  • Photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D and edited with ON1 Photo RAW
  • If you want to join the 52 Photo Challenge, you can find all the information at nicolesy.com.

84 thoughts on “52 Photo Challenge: Week 3-Black and White

  1. These are fabulous & awesome all Black and White photography.
    But I much like third one’s 😜.
    Beautiful barbed wire.
    Amazing bonus photo shoot, Bridgette 🌹

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  2. Great photos, Bridgette. My favourites are the train station and also the barbed wire, which seems to be the first choice of many of your readers. Out of the colour photos, I like the last one best. It’s almost got a sepia feel about it, which I find appealing. You really are a skilled photographer. Xx 💜🌼💜

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  3. Bridgette, you nicely captured the various lines from different things. I love the bridge and the barbed wire ones, especially. It’s funny, barbed wire paints a nicer picture than its purpose. Keith

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  4. 1’s statue is simple and bold, 2’s station has many focal points to draw the eye, and 6 has some great office-block silhouettes that compliment each other well. The barbed wire has plentiful connotations that invoke deep emotions. Lovely snapshots! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Tom! It was a fun exercise to look for things that would pop when photographed in black and white. I’m headed out today to try my hand at blurs…not feeling as confident as I’ve never taken a good blur shot before. Wish me luck!

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  5. For the coloured pictures ,there’s a conflict of choice between the sea and bird in the sky….but the lonely bird(looks like an eagle or another big bird) in the coloured sky is more endearing…Has some hidden messages.

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  6. I think my favorite is the third down, the reflected light in the doorway. The depth of the glass is so interesting with the shadow of the tree and the border glass. Plus it has really nice light and dark. The train is second in that it has true black and white, something I always look for in black and white (as opposed to just shades of gray.)

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    • Thank you! The window shot was really an afterthought, a quick photo after dropping my daughter off at therapy. I ended up really liking it 🙂
      Your advice about looking for true black and white (not grey) is something I strive for.


  7. I never edit my photos except to crop them sometimes. I am less fond of the train station due to modernity. The water tower speaks to me minus the graffiti and the second one is my favorite. 🙂

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