I enjoy wandering in the woods looking for birds to photograph and I love sitting in my backyard doing the same. I even like to hang out in my living room and catch them at my feeders, so you’d think a bird would be the perfect choice for Cee’s latest black and white photo challenge. On the other hand I love to fly, so a cool photo of a plane would work too, and I think I have a couple plane shots in my archives.
What I enjoy most about photo challenges is the hunt for something to represent each new challenge. If I can I like to head out with a specific idea or two, head out for a mini road trip to see what there is to see, to see if I can capture what I have in mind. Or something else equally compelling.
And I like to come up with something different. Interesting. Maybe even unexpected.
For this challenge, I decided not to do a bird or a plane. Instead I chose our United States flag, flying above my local library in a blustery wind. It was flapping and folding back on itself. It was also raining so I only grabbed a couple shots. I liked this one when I saw it on the camera. I like it even better when I saw it in black and white.
Thank you Cee, for getting me out into the world on a wet, cold, blustery day. And for making me look at the world for potential black and white images.
It’s always a pleasure.