Black and white photo challenge : Neighbourhood

Hartlepool marina

Hartlepool marina

I didn’t really expect to take part in Sonel’s Black and White photo challenge again this week.  Then I saw the subject matter and just couldn’t resist having a little play around.

I have an awful lot of shots of my neighbourhood, so the real challenge was in finding out which ones might best convert to black and white.  I find I have a preference for sepia.  How about you?

I love the hunched shadow at the rails on this photo.

I love the hunched shadow at the rails on this photo.

The sky on this particular day was practically black already!

The sky on this particular day was practically black already!

How wild and angry does this look?

How wild and angry does this look? The houses are huddled against it!

I can watch the sea leaping the pier all day

I can watch the sea trying to leap the pier all day.

But this is undoubtedly one of my favourite shots from Hartleppol Headland.

But this is undoubtedly one of my favourite shots from Hartlepool Headland.

Thanks again, Sonel, for getting me to look at my world a little differently.  I rather like what I see.  This challenge business is a little addictive, isn’t it?  I’ve seen some wonderful entries already.  Come with me to Sonel’s Corner and take a look.  How about these for a start?

http://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/black-and-white-weekly-photo-challengeneighbourhood/

http://travelwithintent.com/2013/06/26/el-born-barcelona/

http://marantophotography.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/a-beautiful-spot-in-the-neighborhood/

http://bopaula.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/black-white-photo-challenge-neighbourhood/

http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/abandoned-but-for-the-sun-and-moon-above/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/black-and-white-weekly-photo-challenge-neighbourhood/

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69 comments

  1. The last is marvelous. But the shot of the sea with the dark looming clouds is also very dramatic! Envious of your neighborhood Jo 🙂

  2. Like the sepia effect – and very jealous of you having the sea within range of home! My summer mission is to see – and blog about – a bit more of my local area, just hope I get a bit of sun for some of it!

    1. Cheltenham? Sounds awfully posh. I know nothing about it bar the races, Luce, so I’ll be interested. Wouldn’t want to imagine my life without the sea. 🙂

      1. No problem Jo. Sounds like you are going to be quite busy. You must enjoy whatever you do. 😀 *hugs*

  3. These pictures lend themselves perfectly to sepia, Jo. So many different textures and light angles. I love the wild and angry sea with the clouds and I really love that last one of the pier. That one is National Geographic-worthy!! 🙂

    1. Clouds! I’m the world expert on clouds, Gem (she says looking over her shoulder at the sky) Off to walk on that beach soon, and chase the clouds away. 🙂 Thanks, hon.

    1. I found myself wondering what I could use, and if you’re going to spend the time playing and converting them, you might as well go the whole hog? I seem to be posting lots at the moment, but I’m back in the Algarve soon so there’ll be a “natural pause”. 🙂

    1. It’s one of those rare occasions when I’ve thought I might just make a photographer, Lynne, but it’s such great subject matter you can’t go wrong. 🙂 Thank you!

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