Here are some pictures of flowers from my yard that I took back in June.

Just Exists - 2021

Nature's Amen - 2021

Nature's Amen - 2021

Nature's Amen - 2021

Nature's Amen - 2021

I have more than a few flower pictures left to share from last year.


This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is BLACK + WHITE:


BLACK + WHITE! What a great theme to kick off Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

To know me at all, is to know that my first love in photography is always been BLACK + WHITE. But what is BLACK + WHITE photo? Well, the obvious answer is that it simply a picture that is monochrome. Not color. But BLACK + WHITE. However, there are some things to know about taking a good BLACK + WHITE picture. Once you remove color from an image, you can’t rely on color to provide interest. Here are things to think about to make a good BLACK + WHITE image:

+ Shape and Form – The shapes of things will be more dominant.
+ Contrast – Without colors to separate your subjects, you will need the contrast between BLACK + WHITE to separate the objects in the picture.
+ Texture – A good subject in BLACK + WHITE photography will have texture. Texture really pops.

Happy photo harvesting!