Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #2

Shutters in Switzerland

I love photographing windows. I like architectural character, I love shutters especially those with peeling paint and I like reflections – here you can just about make out some ornate wrought-iron railings of the opposite balcony.

Pauline of Gypsy Life and Memories are made of this has invited me to join in with this challenge. If you don’t know Pauline (Pommepal) then you are missing a treat. Living in Australia Pauline is always on the move with her lovely Jack by her side.

There are only two rules for this challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
  2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I would like to nominate Elizabeth Krall to join in. Of course this is only if you have the time and want to.

Elizabeth is an author, loves tall ship sailing, drinking cocktails, travel and is a great photographer. I think she’d be excellent with this challenge.


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

39 thoughts on “Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #2”

  1. Love your capture. Not only do the shutters have character, but they see to have a true ‘eye’ on the world, proved by the reflection you’ve captured as well. I’m appreciated black and white photos more and more. Thank YOU. ❤

    1. Thanks Tess! This black and white conversion is not easy though. Photos I think will translate well don’t always look good – they lose something whereas I want to gain something. Good contrasts help as in this image. I hope my other ideas also work.

  2. Great photo for B & W Jude. So many of my photos aren’t suitable but I’m now viewing them with a different eye for composition. It’s an interesting challenge. I’m still working on it!

  3. Hi Jude, Thank you very much for the invite! However, as you already seem to be aware, I don’t think I can manage a photo a day for five days (!). Also, I can’t think of five people I feel I know well enough to invite. But I am pleased you thought of me. 🙂
    BTW, great texture on those wooden shutters!

      1. Oh, that’s easier! 🙂 I can rustle up a few b&w over the weekend. In fact, I have a few hundred photos (and their RAW files) that I still need to process, so I have some ideas already. Thanks again for the invite!

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