Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Two photo challenges in one


This week Cee’s black & white photo challenge is to get an image of an isolated object, and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge asks us to post a black and white image.

So this is a two for one kind of post.

I like black & white images that have clean delineation, almost graphic art. I really liked the light making the wing look like modern art. I thought about focusing more on the goose and less on the background.

I think there’s a way to mask out the goose and then smooth out the water behind it. But I haven’t figured that out yet. Doing that would make this even more like graphic art.

I don’t know though, I sort of like the reflection/shadow that is included in the first image.

What do you think?

Oh, there was this guy out there that day too.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

26 thoughts on “Two photo challenges in one

  1. Just plain WOW!


  2. Typically I crop more like the second version, though there is something to be said about the first. And I think that’s a swan…


  3. I so love B&W. I like the first photo better……he has room to move and that reflection is beautiful. Such a great photo, Dawn.


  4. I always like BW. The first image is best though. He has room to fly, and i like the reflection.


  5. You know, I, too, prefer the first image with his reflection in the water. And I like the final one, again because of the reflection. Maybe I’m just lusting for water — warm Gulf water and sunshine!!


  6. I like the first one! Very much!


  7. First image with reflection has best composition and is most interesting


  8. Dawn, what stunning photos you for us this week. Thanks for playing this week. 😀


  9. wow wow wow. These are wonderful Dawn.


  10. I like that first one a lot. I like the last one too 🙂


  11. I like both but am partial to shadows.


  12. The wing in the second photo jumps out at you. It’s like a sculpture. Incredible shot.


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