Happy friday.. the theme this week is black and white.. I have an appreciation of black and white photos for a lot of different reasons.. The compositions of a black and white photo without the splashes of color as a focal point is often different.. the simplicity of a black and white image has often struck me as very beautiful... the feelings that can be conveyed with the abscense of distracting color is often really wonderful. So your challenge this weekend is to shoot with the idea that the color from your image is not going to be an element..
I know that I often look for splashes of color to strengthen a composition.. drawing the eye to certain elements and cropping out areas with unwanted colors and tones... So, perhaps this isn't a direct theme but rather a direction of where to take your composition skills.. The challenge comes with a new way of looking for compositions.. opening eyes to the lines, shadows, whether or not something will translate and ofcourse, being willing to sacrifice the colors that we all love in our photographs...
The rules are all the same photos can be taken from sun-up saturday until sundown sunday and posted by monday.. Whether you prefer to use the black and white setting in your camera, use a channel mixer, simple action, or channel mixer the way you convert your images is up to you and we are as interested in the way you accomplished your results as the results themselves.. Feel free to post the before and after if you want to but, it's not a requirement.. Have fun, happy shooting and i'm excited to see the results..