Bench series #5

For the month of February let’s see your benches processed in Black and White

Tips: Remember that the best Black & White photos are those with a lot of contrast, lots of light and shadow. But conversely the best images to convert into Black and White occur in low contrast situations – so don’t wait for that sunny day to get out there. A dark or low light day could produce your best image. Also shoot in colour first and then convert. And watch the composition. Unlike when you use colour to lead the eye into a shot, you need to look out for shapes, tones, patterns or textures to draw the eye in. Good luck!

Walking the dog…

If you would like to join in with the Bench photo challenge then please take a look at my Bench Series page. No complicated rules, just a bench and a camera required 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it Bench Series: February
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag ‘bench series’ so everyone can find the benches easily in WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new bench theme comes out on the first Sunday in March

Last week we were still in the garden:

Gilly joins in again with Daisy in Hartland Abbey Garden
and Daily Musings has a bench with views over the Hudson.
Sue takes us to a sunny bench in Devon where the flowers threaten to subsume you, but Pauline has the most unusual treat for us in Canberra (warning: do not visit when everyone is asleep).
Sherri has a bench for all seasons, in her pretty garden, of course.
One of my favourite gardens in the world from Aletta in Cape Town
And in Scotland we find Debbie has a bench with a view.
Still in N’Orleans Elaine discovers an exhibit in the garden.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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