Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky

Black and White in Color

In March, the City Daily Photo Bloggers have been challenged to post photos taken in color that appear almost black and white. I've been digging through my files and I found these photos of sights on the ground. I took this shot by the Salinas River on one of those occasions when it was full. The sand easily picks up footprints. 

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Prints in the Sand by the River


This next photo was also taken close to the river.  The current has left patterns in the sand. 

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Patterns in the Sand by the River


Black and White in Color: Look Up at the Birds and the Sky


Several birds have congregated on the wires. 

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Birds on the Wires


One bird perched in a tree. 

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Bird High in a Tree


The turkey vultures dominate the sky on these cloudy days, but don't they always? 


Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Turkey Vulture Flying above Cloud

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Turkey Vulture Flying over Wires


Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky


To conclude this challenge, I return to the view I shoot every night from in front of my house framed by the oak and the palms. 


Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
A Gray Sunset


I think I've met the challenge to let color pass for black and white, but the truth is I don't much like black and white. I think God gave us colors to brighten the world. If I'm going to shoot the sky, I prefer this. 

Black and White in Color: On the Ground and in the Sky
Weathervane in Sunset


Do you prefer color or black and white photos?



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