Black and White photo challenge #1


Late last year (sounds so weird as it was just last week!) I was named in a post by Terri on her blog The beespeak at http://thebeespeak.wordpress.com/ to challenge myself to post a black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominate someone else to do the same.  I loved her portrait of her beautiful momma!

I’ve decided I will post a photo each day for 5 days but not nominate anyone else as most of my blogging friends have already been involved and it’s quite a bit busy time (hope that’s OK).  But….if you feel like taking part please do so and just link to this post or leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to check out your photos.

Here’s my Day 1 photo of a stormy sky off the coast of Jervis Bay in southern NSW Australia.  This was taken just last week with my iphone. A few of my family were going out to sea on a jet boat to see a seal colony and the magnificent cliffs from a very different perspective  – and this was the weather we were heading towards!!

It was a surprisingly good trip and we didn’t get too wet at all.  We were provided with nice spray jackets which kept us warm from the wind, as much as dry, and the weather had cleared a bit by the time we got  out around the point and into the Tasman sea (Pacific Ocean).     I couldn’t help but think that this was much the same view that the First Fleet sailors saw as they sailed up the coast towards Sydney, all those years ago.

I like the spray of water from the boat in the bottom of the picture and the lighthouse stands out on Point Perpendicular, which is the name of the rocky cliff. Believe me I didn’t need to do too much editing to make this black and white.

I have used this photo in a post recently and compared it to the other photos which show the beautiful Australian summer sunshine that we are renowned for.

As you can see we do have some less than sunny days here in Oz, but they just make us appreciate the sun when it comes back out, as it invariably does 🙂

A stormy black sky ahead - we headed out to sea towards this but all was fine

A stormy black sky ahead – we headed out to sea towards this but all was fine

  One thought on “Black and White photo challenge #1

  1. January 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Deb. I’m looking for an excuse to do some more black and white photography so will take up the challenge.

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    • January 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Excellent news! Just post a photo each day for 5 days and link me in if you want to. Looking forward to seeing your shots. 😊

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  2. January 4, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    It was a dark and stormy day…good photo! Hey one of your links did work! I’ll be sure to look for your next photos! Happy New Year!

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    • January 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      That’s good to know, thanks! Glad you like the picture, your dark and stormy reference is spot on, it was certainly a great looking day!! I’ve got more ready to go for the next few days, it is quite tricky finding good shots but that’s what I like about challenges. Happy new year to you too.

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