Photo Challenge Day 10

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

Today is the last day of the SITSgirls #SITSblogging photo challenge. It’s been a fun 10 days to learn lots of tips and practice a little bit.

The tips and challenge today were all about taking photos in black and white or converting colored ones to black and white in the editing process. I opted for the latter due to the author’s encouragement. I edited the pictures below from the colored state and then converted them to black and white.

Ironically, several of the pictures I took had black and white items in them. Bear with me as I parade a few extra ones today.

I think this spilled salt on the granite countertop is my fave…

Spilled Salt on Granite by amydward.com

Spilled Salt on Granite by amydward.com

Over the kitchen sink is a lightweight metal oak leaf wreath that makes me happy in its fresh greens against the white shutters. Here in black and white and at an angle it has quite a different look.

Metal Oak Leaf Wreath at Kitchen Sink by amydward.com

Metal Oak Leaf Wreath at Kitchen Sink by amydward.com

 

Outside on the front porch we have a set of rockers and this summer’s heat and mosquito population has prevented much use of them, but today, I took a gander through the lens and yearned for a glass of tea and a cool breeze.

Rocker by amydward.com

Rocker by amydward.com

 

Rob and I value shutters that actually fit a window when closed as originally intended for the outside of a home. When the shutters are open a lovely S-shaped shutter dog is the functioning holder to keep each half in place.

S Shutter Dog by amydward.com

S Shutter Dog by amydward.com

I took a picture of the wrought iron post on the porch and when I played with the exposure the black iron looks white instead as you gaze up at what was the lighter colored ceiling before editing. Interesting effect.

Black Wrought Iron by amydward.com

Black Wrought Iron by amydward.com

To wrap up the photo challenge what better photo than one of chef’s twine on a granite countertop to tie it all together. It’s been a blast! I’ve loved the learning process.

Chef's Twine by amydward.com

Chef’s Twine by amydward.com

6 Comments

  1. Your shutter photo is my favorite! Nice work.

    • Thank you! It has been a fun exercise.

  2. These are all beautiful photos! I’m torn between the salt and the rocker being my favorite!

    • My husband loved the rocker as his favorite. I liked the salt because of the reflection of the window area in the granite. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  3. Amy, I didn’t know you were such a talented photographer! I love your photos.

    • Thanks, Pam! I needed some skills. Now I just need to carve out the time to pratice them.

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