Day 1 – 5 Day B&W Challenge: Time Travel

The good folk over at de Wets Wild have bestowed the honour of making me the first target of their challenge. Target may not be the most appropriate choice of word but it seems just right in this instance. Really, I’m thrilled that they have chosen me above all others as their first choice.

Black and white is so good… if you have the correct eye for the job. I’m reminded of my experiments a few years ago with a real film camera. What I remember most about those experiments is the results of a misty morning black and white outing.

Into the mists of the future we go... my gratitude pic for the week...

Into the mists of the future we go… my gratitude pic for the week…

Let me show you a few of the pics I posted then… I’m sure you’ll agree with me that black and white can add its own moodiness to the landscape without us even trying too hard.

Lone tree in the mist... next to the canal... one of my forever favourite places.

Lone tree in the mist… next to the canal… one of my forever favourite places.

I think I need to dig that old camera out of the press again… maybe do a star trail or long exposure. Or, why not do more black and white?

Enfield Harbour in the mist... my B&W rendition...

Enfield Harbour in the mist… my B&W rendition…

I’ve retained the original captions…


There are only two rules for this challenge:

1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Who do I select to go first? At times like this, I almost automatically default to two ladies who have been supporting OMBH from the beginning. However, as my UK friend does not post daily, I don’t want to irk her so it has to be the lady over the pond in the icy wonderland north of the Great Lakes. Sheila has been a constant inspiration for almost four years so I sincerely hope she’ll take up the challenge. Even if she doesn’t, I urge you to visit her site, you’ll come away with a large dollop of inspiration, that’s for sure!

Misty Royal Canal... dream land...

Misty Royal Canal… dream land…

PS: It would be very rude of me to mention my UK friend and then not introduce her… as I said earlier, Sallyann has been a supporter of OMBH from the beginning. I do hope the good lady takes up the challenge but as I’ve also said, I don’t want to wind her up…

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  7. Sallyann says:

    Hmmn… me? black and white?…
    and daily posts!!!
    Hey ho, Since when have I ever followed the rules anywhere near closely, and since you asked so politely, I’ll see what I can come up with. 🙂


  8. de Wets Wild says:

    Thanks for joining the challenge AJ!

    These are beautiful, atmospheric shots! Especially the first one, of the road leading into the “spooky” forest; makes me hope there’s a nice warm cabin with a fireplace and thick blankets waiting at the end of it.

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow!


  9. I like that handle…”The lady over the pond.” I’ll do my best!


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