Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #3

Fibonacci Spiral

Something else I love to photograph are plants. Specifically flowers, but a strong structural plant will catch my eye too. I do have a separate blog for my floral passion, but today, the third day of the B&W challenge I shall post one here.

(Compare with the colour version)

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 Sherri to join in. Of course this is only if you have the time and want to.

Sherri blogs from her summerhouse and is an excellent writer, especially in flash fiction. She does take a mean photograph too so I hope she will find the time to participate


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I now live back in the UK, but spent several years travelling the world and then living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

54 thoughts on “Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #3”

  1. I have no idea what plant that is (a succulent?) but have to say that the leaves and composition work exceptionally well in B+W. Nice one Jude!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

  2. It looks very sophisticated in B&W, Jude. They are not my favorite plants, 😉 but I like your texture work very much.
    Wishing you a great weekend ahead,
    from the Four of us in Bonn and Cley,
    Dina x

      1. Me too, Bonn is quite grey today.
        Selma says, it doesn’t matter, she’s got sunshine in her heart, in German we say “sonniges Gemüt” … 🙂

  3. This plant looks as if it is made from fabric with the B&W…fascinating! You really do have an amazing ‘arty’ eye Jude 🙂 And many thanks again for the invite (and such lovely words 🙂 ). I hope I won’t disappoint. Got to get this new editing feature figured out and get busy. And I haven’t forgotten about my B&W bench, out today I hope in time for your last wrap up I hope 🙂 xx

    1. I suppose I do use a lot of ‘arty’ shots on my blogs. I like to shake things up a bit 🙂
      You could always use your bench in b&w as one of the 5 day challenge posts (they don’t HAVE to be on consecutive days if that’s too much work – as I said about the RoT – rules are there to be broken)
      Thanks for the lovely compliment Sherri ❤

      1. Okay, thanks Jude, I’ll see how the day goes…rules are definitely meant to be broken! And keep shaking things up…you do it so well 😀 ❤ xx

  4. This is my favourite so far, AND you got a plug in for the other blog 🙂 Are you building to the big crescendo with no. 5? The texture effect works well on this.

    When did you go to Switzerland, Jude? (I forgot to ask on the last post and remembered after I’d pressed Post Comment. A bear of very little brain these days. 🙂

    1. 😀 😀
      Tomorrow’s is very different.

      I was in Switzerland in 2009 for a week – Geneva and then Montreux. It was good to revisit Geneva as I was an au pair there when I was 18 yrs old! A long time ago 😛

    1. I don’t mind you saying that at all LD, but you are the first to dislike it (or at least to tell me). Most find it cheerful. I have been thinking of a change though.

      1. Just a bit bright on my eyes as I mostly sit in a darkened room when viewing the computer. I just toned down the brightness temporarily whilst reading your blog. So not a major problem.

      1. Gilly did invite me, but life here didn’t lend itself. I don’t have my archives, and I was still getting over sick, and then all my time has been spent with the twins. I regret my ungraciousness and the lost opportunity, but there you are!

        1. No reason not to do some once your life has regained some equilibrium – just for fun which is all this challenge is after all 🙂

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