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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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Found on a Farm

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Look Up

This week Patty has asked us to “look up” because the best image isn’t always at eye level.

Several years ago, my daughter and I decided to walk the Arthur Ravenel bridge that connects Charleston and Mt. Pleasant.  It was built and opened in 2005 replacing the Grace Memorial and Silas Pearman Bridge. 

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The Grace Memorial bridge was built in 1929 and handled both northbound and southbound traffic.   By the 1960s, the population and traffic had increased substantially and another bridge was needed.  The Silas Pearman Bridge was built in 1966 and it handled northbound traffic.  All southbound traffic used the Grace Memorial Bridge.  These older bridges were extremely narrow and in some places, it felt like you were on a roller coaster.  Luckily I did not start driving until the early 70s so I missed out on the opportunity to drive the Grace Memorial bridge when it handled both north and southbound traffic.  I’ve heard stories that policemen were stationed on each side of the bridge to drive across those that were too scared to drive it themselves.

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The bridge is about 2 1/2 miles across.  My daughter and I walked to the first span which is a little over one mile and we spend some time on the observation deck taking pictures and enjoying the view.   

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I’ve walked it one other time at dusk and the view of the sunset was absolutely stunning.  I’d love to walk it again but I’m not sure if I’d make it.  These legs prefer walks on even surfaces these days.

Under the Ravenell Bridge

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Sculpture, Statues, Carvings

I can’t believe I almost missed Cee’s challenge this week!  I live five miles from Brookgreen Gardens, the first sculpture garden in America and founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. 

I go to walk the gardens often – always with my camera in hand.  I’ve taken so many photos there that I’ve published a book with some of my favorites and I’m working on a second volume.  You can see Volume 1 here.

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Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship BW 3This sculpture is titled Cycle of Life and was sculpted by Paul Howard Manship who has several of his pieces throughout the gardens.  

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Photo101 – Architecture & Monochrome

Photo 101 – Day 12

Today we are asked to show architectural elements that translate in black and white – sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas and a mix of very light and very dark colors.

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