Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weekly Header Challenge -- Black and White

It's time for the Weekly Header Challenge!

"Headbanger" Participants

I'm joining in the group above for this weekly challenge.
Click on the other participants' blogs to see
what they've come up with!

Theme ~ Black & White

Chosen by All of Us.

I had to dig back a bit to find some black and white images.  I haven't experimented with this format in a while, but I think I'm going to have to revisit it sometime soon.  A black and white image focuses more on shapes, light and dark, and mood/feeling more than the actual subject matter--though that is also important.  Here is my selection for this week's theme, starting with the image I chose for my header:

Since I took the above image at the farm a friend's son was starting up (I actually did their initial website photography!), I decided to show you several black and white images I took from that visit--all things farm-y and rustic.

I start with an old water pump on the property:

A dying purple coneflower, in black and white, becomes a study in shapes, light/dark, and lines.

On to an ornamental windmill next to the farmhouse.

This last one was taken at a local park, and I love how the light shines into the photograph.  The flowers were white in the color version, and I like how they stand out starkly against the deep dark shadows of the background.

That's it for this week!

Treasuring life's moments,

Visit my website
Stop by my family blog
Follow me on Facebook


  1. Lovely B/W Header Christine, and great farm pics and flowers.

  2. Love these rural b&w images! That pump looks like it is in good working order.

  3. Shapes are key--and value. All my postings were converted from color, though close enough to monochromatic that they could have gone straight from the file.