Imagine Doobster’s courage in doing so – he knows I only just got my little point-and-shoot digital camera as a Christmas present from my three daughters. How does he know that? Because I’ve been boring the hell out of my readers by posting an overload of amateur photography attempts.
I’m excited to accept the challenge. The only problem is that my camera does not shoot in black-and-white. What to do?
I started looking around for black and white objects I could photograph, like this:
Sad attempt, isn’t it?
But then a light bulb (pun intended) went off in my brain:
I live in Buffalo, New York, where it’s STILL SNOWING! Snow is white! Hence:
Since you might not believe it’s snowing in March, I even wrote the date in the snow on the picnic table:
Unfortunately, I forgot to put the date-stamp back on (I’m still learning, dammit), so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
And, since everything in the world isn’t just black and white:
Ah, but then Doobster advised me that most digital cameras come with software that will allow you to save a photo in black-and-white instead of color. Say what? I started playing around with that, and ain’t technology wonderful? – I learned how to do something new. Here is the original “Cody in the Snow” photo, and the new black-and-white version (thank you, Doobster!):
So, now I am ready for my 5-day challenge. (Well, actually only 4 days now, because today is the first day, duh). Bet you all can’t wait.
The rules of the challenge are that each participant must post black-and-white photos over 5 sequential days, and on each of the 5 days, the participant must invite at least one other blogger to the challenge.
It was really easy to decide whom to invite today. When you think black-and-white, who doesn’t think of PANDAS! And who knows pandas better than Bob T. Panda (a/k/a Anne Belov). I don’t know if Anne will have time to accept the challenge seeing as she’s busy promoting her exquisite art work and her picture book, Pandamorphosis (available on Amazon, people – go get it!). But the invitation has been issued – Anne, if you have the time, we would very much love for you to join us in this challenge.
My next photo, and next invitee, will be tomorrow – you’ll be impressed by both, I’m sure!
Images by Cordelia’s Mom