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Roads and Paths: CB&W

There’s something lovely about photographing a road or path. They can entice you into the photo, making you wonder what’s around the turn or past the focal point. They can be a stage for action and the hustle and bustle of a city, or an invitation to somewhere tranquil and secluded. Plus they can be really useful for framing a shot!

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I’ve got a decent amount of pics that would satisfy this photo challenge (roads and walks), so I decided to limit myself to a few photos that looked fun with selective colorization. Continue reading “Roads and Paths: CB&W”

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Wall: CB&W

I thought about going the route I went with the “silence” weekly photo challenge and using “walls” as a springboard to talk about something political. But I started the spring term this week so I’m talking politics quite enough at school and work, thank you very much.

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So here are some beautiful old walls. Continue reading “Wall: CB&W”

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Breaking the Silence: WPC

I was planning to take a photo of a nice, empty cobble stone street down in the Soho area for this week’s photo challenge: silence. The idea was to do some sort of photographic illustration of the Simon and Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence” (speaking of, I recently heard Disturbed’s cover of the song—it’s beautiful). But I just wasn’t feeling it. I even had the song (both versions) streaming on my phone to inspire me.

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I’d gone downtown after walking for a while with the Women’s March and I guess that changed how I listened to the song. Continue reading “Breaking the Silence: WPC”

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Newton’s Cradle: CB&W

This week’s challenge for Cee’s Black and White Photography Challenge was toys. Fun! I toyed with (get it?!) the idea of photographing my sewing machine or my silly ‘adult coloring books’. But for me crafting and toys are different categories. So I decided to fiddle around with my Newton’s Cradle.

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I wanted to freeze it with one of the end balls in mid-air but my apartment isn’t light enough to use such a fast shutter speed and still have a semi-decent photo. Still I got some fun shots, I think.

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Particularly this one, where even though the movement isn’t frozen, you can see the movement of the end balls.

 

You can sort of see the motion in all of them actually. And in some ways I think it’s cooler that way than frozen mid-swing.

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The Bridges of Manhattan County: WPC

Okay, okay, it’s New York County; Manhattan is a borough. Also, there are bridges from Monroe County and Oxfordshire in here. But I couldn’t help myself.

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Bridge over a pedestrian walkway near West 72nd St. in Central Park

I don’t have particularly much to say about this topic. I do, apparently, enjoy photographing bridges, so you’d think I would–you’d think wrong, though!

Still, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I’ve got plenty of those… Continue reading “The Bridges of Manhattan County: WPC”

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Dandelions: WPC

I’ve recently handed in two term papers and, as if on cue, the skies darkened and the temperature dropped into the low 60s. So on top of the let down at the end of a hard year, I’ve got a sinus headache that won’t quit. Not that writing the papers, finishing the papers, or having this headache have stopped me from baking, they’ve just stopped me from blogging about it. So stay tuned for some brilliant baked goods (plus at least one crafty project). But in the meantime, here’s my entry for the latest weekly photo challenge: Evanescent. Continue reading “Dandelions: WPC”

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MTA at Columbus Circle: CB&W

Oh dear, I missed last week’s challenges. I went away for the holiday weekend and it threw off my whole schedule. Anyway, I’m back!

I’m still experimenting with selective colorization in my black and white photos (my first attempt was reasonably successful). I’ve downloaded GIMP and have been slowly learning it over the last month. Continue reading “MTA at Columbus Circle: CB&W”