Rain drops drip off the nose of the statues at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France.

The Black and White Challenge

I am not much for these challenges that say you must post a photo of your childhood, a favourite movie, no caption etc.…

But when my second cousin Art Wolfe challenged me to the black and white challenge, I felt I couldn’t pass it by. The rules were as follows:
• Photo of my life
• No People are to be in the photo
• No Explanations of the photo

B&W Photography was my first love, as I studied it through high school, college and worked with it for years before the digital revolution.

I really got into this one and going through my archives I realize I love taking photos with a human element. So my first goal was the find a photo in my recent archives that were creative enough and yet didn’t have a human element. I found some decent photos on the first edit, but all had the human element. The second and equally important part was finding a photo that when adjusted would actually have the tonal spectrum, contrast and sharpness to properly visually communicate what I wanted in black and white. I was quite happy with the results of the final selection.. I have decided to include the captions and locations here as it’s not part of the challenge but, the explanation of it. If you want to see the captions just hover over the image.

 

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