Another Redhead: Cee’s Black & White Challenge

Black and white image of woodpecker with red head

I have been busy on the blog this week, so this post is short and sweet as I share my black and white version of this woodpecker.

Back in early 2017, with my new Lumix camera in tow, I strode along the American River Bike Trail hoping for some good photo ops! Although it was late January, it was a sunny day and birds were out. I was so excited to see Mr. Woodpecker here.

Woodpecker in black and white

Cee’s challenge accepts black and white photos with these elements: I chose the third one to highlight the pop of red on his little birdy head.

  • Black and white photography
  • Sepia tones (browns)
  • Selective color with the majority of the photo being in black and white
  • Desaturated – very little color tone left in your photo

Here he is in full color with minimal post-editing. I zoomed in on him quite a bit, and was pleased with the clarity.


Black and white photo beachFeel free to join Cee’s Black and White Photography Challenge every Thursday where she provides a new theme.

If you are on Instagram and enjoy challenges, check out the Instagram Summer Photo Challenge that begins July 1st.

Sunday Stills themes for July are ready for planning purposes, too!

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15 thoughts on “Another Redhead: Cee’s Black & White Challenge

  1. Amazing shot of the woodpecker, Terri. Love the BW version too – it accentuates the woodpecker so much more, making it the star of the photo 🙂 He looked like he was enjoying the sunshine and warmth, and hope you are too 🙂

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      1. I noticed that. Also it seems that the comment area is hard to find… you have to click on the Comment link at the top, right, under your header in order to activate the comment box. It seems different… did you make some changes? Normally you get lots of comments so maybe others are having trouble too.

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