Tag Archives: Black and White Photography

Little One



Little One

My venture into bird photography on the trail continues. Success is small at this point, as is this little Downy woodpecker I was fortunate enough at  getting a clean snap. Black and white processing offered a little more detail in an otherwise rather drab setting.





I found this ice formation hanging from a branch over the Tuscarawas River during a recent Artic blast Eastern Ohio. Before the cold, the rains came. Whether by lapping flood waters or dripping rain, this ice sculpture remains.


Conkle’s Hollow Rim View


East Rim Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, Ohio


East Rim Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, Ohio

Same photo, different orientation. Both are uncropped. The portrait orientation captures the power of the scene and the landscape orientation captures its serenity. Both photos capture lines and forms. The landscape orientation captures more texture, especially with the morning mist. At least this is my thinking. Anybody have a thought to share?

Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Stone Wall

For Cee’s Black and White challenge this week, I chose to go to structures I pass regularly on my hiking trails. At The Wilderness Center, Wilmot Ohio, are the foundation remains of a farmstead granted by Thomas Jefferson. I’ve included part of the old barn foundation and my discovery of rock stacks on the old house foundation. Two old bridges span the Tuscarawas River along the Zoar Valley Trail, part of the Ohio to Erie Towpath trail. These provide two samples of stone buttresses.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Faraway

I’ve not done much with Black and white Photos, although that is what I first learned to do with film many years ago. I appreciate those who make this a form of art. When you look at monochrome your left to fill in the detail making it engaging and personal.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge offers me an opportunity to stretch my photography skill. So here is my first entry for the challenge. The challenge theme is faraway.