Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Two photo challenges in one

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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!

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  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…

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  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.

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

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  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!!

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  6. I like the first one! Very much!

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

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

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  9. wow wow wow. These are wonderful Dawn.

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

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  11. I like both but am partial to shadows.

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

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