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Black and White Challenge – Day 5

Day 5 came around very quickly.  I don’t think I’ve ever posted every day like this.  Quite a challenge in itself.  I’d like to just thank Sue J from Words Visual once again for inviting me to join in.  It’s been great, I’ve enjoyed it and learnt a lot from it.  I think as photographers we’re constantly learning and hopefully evolving and this challenge, although I was already exploring black and white film, has made me really stop and think about how we approach black and white as a distinct medium.

I’ve wanted to present a diverse range of images.  On sunday, I posted a high key photograph of daffodils.  Today I’m posting a low key photograph of Edward, a good friend who’s been with me a long time..

Edward50mm f/16 1 sec ISO-100

On my final day I’m going to invite Otto Von Munchow to take up the challenge.  Otto writes a great deal about the art of photography, the creative process and how we should challenge ourselves in order to grow as photographers.  Like me, I know Otto generally doesn’t get involved in these challenges and I also know that he’s a very busy man.  However, we have talked about my interest in vintage cameras and film photography so although I don’t expect Otto to take up the 5 day challenge (although it’d be great if he did) I’d like to challenge him to dig out that darkroom stuff, buy the Rolleiflex he’s wanted for a long time, and to start taking pictures the old way again.  I know that it’s doing my photography the world of good and bringing a nice breath of fresh air into the whole creative process.

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