Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Artificial Light

Our challenge this week is to share photos of artificial light. Ann-Christine’s choice of a prompt was chosen as she realized that we in the Northern Hemisphere are moving away from the sun and would need more artificial light soon. I went searching in my files and found several ideas but settled on photos of the artificial lights at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach. And then I decided to present them in black and white.

The board walk is at the heart of the downtown area and is lit up most of the year. The sky wheel is a big attraction at the boardwalk. After 10 years of service, it was dismantled in January and sent for renovations and upgrades. It should be ready for the 2022 tourist season. It’s over 200 feet high and enclosed with glass which makes it a great spot for photography.

The three photos above and the one below were taken at Broadway at the Beach. It was December, wet and chilly. I only saw a few people out but the ferris wheel was still running.

In the photo below, you can see what the locals call “the upside down house”. Rumor has it that this building was once a top-secret laboratory located in the Bermuda Triangle. An experiment didn’t go as planned, lifted the building and carried it to Myrtle Beach where it landed upside down. I’ve also heard that it was a hurricane that brought it here. It’s a science/entertainment site and the little ones will enjoy it. We took our oldest grandson there years ago and the other three will be old enough and tall enough soon for a visit there.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – In or On the Water

This photo is the 5th Street Bridge that connects North Augusta, South Carolina to Augusta, Georgia. The bridge closed last year and I was told it would soon be a pedestrian bridge. I’ve taken some beautiful sunset photos from it so I can’t wait until it’s reopened.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Hot and Cold Things

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Fences and Gates

So the railing on the marshwalk isn’t technically a fence or gate but I love this photo and decided to use it anyway.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Two of Anything

I couldn’t decided which photo to use so I’m going with both.

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Air Show, Myrtle Beach, SC – April 2018

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Doors or Drawers

Sid Geddings Store

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Cee’s Black &White Photo Challenge – Brick or Stone

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Georgetown Clock Tower, Georgetown, SC

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Monochrome

This week Patti has asked us to post in monochrome.

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I don’t understand why some people think that monochrome/black and white is dull and boring.  It often picks us nuances that would otherwise be unseen.

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As an example, I never saw the clouds in the beach photo above until I converted it to black and white.

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It was an overcast day when I took this photo so it was no surprise that it came out of the camera very blah.  Converting the photo to black and white brought out the clouds and the birds in the foreground.

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Bright, colorful flowers are always beautiful and can cheer anyone up but I get just as many comments on these coneflowers in black and white that I display at art shows.

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Sometimes, I convert a photo to black and white just because I can.  This is a photo of the Murrells Inlet pier taken on another overcast day.  The color photo below is more true to the subject that day but the black and white is much more dramatic.

Murrells Inlet Pier

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – The Side of Things

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Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC

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