CB&W Photo Challenge – April 5, 2018

CB&W Photo Challenge – April 5, 2018

The theme for this week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. These were taken at various car shows over the years.

A vintage VW microbus.

Vintage VW Microbus
Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

This VW microbus was a sunny yellow and perfect for glamping

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Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

I don’t know how old this Impala is, but the interior of my car never looked this good

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Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

This car reminds me of the Sunday drives my grandparents took me on when I was a child. Of course, it wasn’t in a car like this.

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Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

My lone motorcycle for the week

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Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

 

CB&W Photo Challenge – March 22, 2018

CB&W Photo Challenge – March 22, 2018

badgeThis week’s theme is ‘Facial Features’, either human or animal. I took a few liberties as you will see with the final photos. One thing this challenge showed me is that I don’t take many photos of people, and that is really too bad as people are what make photographs come alive. Worse than that, I rarely have my own photo taken. The one below is one of those rare moments (taken without my knowledge). We were in Cozumel, on a beach and I was having the time of my life as waves washed over my feet and legs.

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Fun at the beach

Every year, my son composes his annual digital Christmas card that he sends to all his friends. Every year has a different sort of theme. This was his nerdy 70’s look.

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My Son Danny

Animals often tell us a lot with their facial expressions.  This is a Capuchin monkey. I chose this one because of the eyes. To me, the look old and wise, but also innocent and trusting

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Capuchin monkey

I couldn’t not include my cat Mickey, who decided to leave home one day. This is my favorite photo of him. I love the expression in his eyes.

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Mickey

This is a stone angel that I photographed in a local cemetery with a prayerful look on her face.

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Cemetery angel

Lastly, the Selena Memorial in Corpus Christi Texas

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Selena Memorial

 

I hope you enjoyed my photos. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think. ~~~Susancropped-susan

 

CB&W Photo Challenge – Bikes of all Kinds

CB&W Photo Challenge – Bikes of all Kinds

Almost too late for this Cee’s Black and White Challenge for March 15th, but not quite 🙂 Here are my entries for the theme ‘Bikes of Any Kind’. I hope you enjoy these. Let me know if you do.

Bicycle Art (Victoria British Columbia)

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From Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Photo Credit Susan Spaulding

 

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Not the best photo but I have always liked it (very colorful when not B/W)

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Pedi-cab in Victoria BC

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – small subjects

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – small subjects

This week’s topic is Small Subjects. Size is relative, as I hope to show in the following three photos. The first is a run-of-the-mill grasshopper, found in everyone’s yard during the hot Oklahoma summer months. Sometimes it seems like my entire yard is nothing more than a grasshopper haven.

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Small grasshopper

 

 

Mother and Child on beach
Mother and Child on beach

The second photo is mother and child on the beach. The mother watches as the small boy investigates the wet sand. She is ready to take action in case her little boy decides to explore too much.

New York City Skyline
New York City Skyline

Nothing about New York City could be considered small, but when you look from afar at the New York skyline, soaring World One Trade Center diminishes all others.

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects