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Wordless Wednesday in Black and White

Not only the young

With the invention of the internet and mobile phones that are like mini computers most of our you spend their free time with their heads down looking at their particular device (myself included).  Well this is not just for the young or young at heart.

My father who will be 75 in about 10 days is beginning to be like that as well.  He is learning Facebook and has mastered texting.

While sitting on the beach watching the sunrise I was able to sneak this picture.

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Tangled

The tangled vines of a wisteria tree.

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Just a Rose

#blackrose

#blackrose

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From the back…

Another flower from my Balcony Oasis.  I LOVE black and white photography but it is something that I am not very good at.  The only way for me to get is to actively work on getting better.

Here are a couple of images converted to black and white using SnapSeed.

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Connect & Tags

Photo 101 assignment #6: Connect & Tags

The first image is one that I posted before but I did a little more editing to it as I thought that it was too dark.  Let me know if you think this is better than the original.

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Connections

The original image was a in-camera conversion.  I am learning that I prefer to do the conversion myself as I have more control.

My second image for “connect” I used an escalator.  It is not a literal connection but it is a way to connect to our destination.  In my case to a train then home.

Connection 2

Connection 2

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Original – no edits

 

The second part of the assignment is “tags”.  I already tag and most times I am sure I over tag so for this post I have used less and will try to heed the warning about using too many tags.

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Our Blizzard

For the past couple of days the news stations predicted that we would get 6-12 inches of snow.  Well needless to say they were incorrect.

Here is a picture from balcony showing the snow drift.

No Edits

Original – No Edits (1)

SnapSeed Edits with about 60% HDR effects

SnapSeed Edits with about 60% HDR effects (2)

SnapSeed edits with about 60% HDR effects converted to back & white

SnapSeed edits with about 60% HDR effects converted to back & white (3)

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Side Street Sunday (6) – Part 1 – Black & White

Today’s Side Street Sunday post was not taken on a new road but on a road that I frequently travel.

I like to take this road because of the railroad tracks.  I like to imagine the different place that the conductor has steered his train.

Have you every imagined (only the good stuff) being a Hobo back in the day?  Stealing a ride on board one of the freight cars?  Where would you go?  Would you always live your life as a Hobo forever travelling and seeing the country or would you just like to get to a new place to start ?

The pictures were all done black and white in camera (rich tone Mono) no edits.

 

There was this machine on the tracks that I have seen before bu can only assume that it helps keep the tracks straight and remove the debris.

 

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