Inked hummer

Sunday Stills: Your Best #Black-and-White Photos

Black and white photography is not at the top of my list of favorite photography techniques. I prefer color photography, but I enjoy seeing others’ black and white images and I recognize the special eye and techniques it takes to create just the right image. “Black and white photography removes any distraction of color and …

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lines in a jump center

Sunday Stills: All #Lined Up

October kicks off another month of Sunday Stills photo challenges, but did you know that Becky B, square photographer extraordinaire, is back to hosting her squares challenge this month? October’s theme is “lines and squares.” Why not join in for Sunday Stills this week and post some lines and squares for both challenges! Think of …

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Black and white image of woodpecker with red head

Another Redhead: Cee’s Black & White Challenge

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 …

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Dragonfly nymph sheds into adulthood

WPC: Thanks for the Photographic Memories

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has been a staple on my blog since January 2015, when I began submitting to its new theme each week.  This is the last week that the weekly photo challenge will prompt bloggers like myself to stretch our imaginations and take a photograph that depicts the theme. The last theme, appropriately is All-Time …

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Zombie Plants

Zombie Plants Attack!

As this is the week before Halloween, let's play with some black and white photography of spooky objects made of wood. The community garden planters at the local school appear as tombstones laid side by side. Zombie-like plant life comes alive as they appear to crawl out of their coffins. Living in the old mulberry …

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