Black and White 5 day Challenge- Day 1

I’m very much a person who thrives on colour, be it vibrant or more subtle nuances, so I kept my head down when I saw the Black and White 5 day Challenge making the rounds.  But when a lovely lady like Pommepal invites you, how can you say no?  Just as I was considering it, Wilbur’s Travels threw down the gauntlet too.  What’s a lady to do but delve into the archives for something you might like?  This is what I came up with.


I really like it, but more for his wonderful expression than the colouration.  Any ideas where it might be?  I’m sure some of you will know.  I’ll give you another clue tomorrow when I post my next black and white photo.

There are only two rules for this challenge:

1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I’m inviting Viveka.  She’s another colourful lady, like myself, and not much given to black and white, but I know if she takes the challenge on that she’ll do a cracking job.  No obligation to take part, of course.  It’s meant to be fun.  Apologies to lovely Gilly, whose kind offer I spurned (what a cad!) and many thanks to Pauline and Wilbur.



  1. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but the similarities in landscape between your piece of Portugal and central California are amazing. No wonder so many Portuguese immigrants came to this region in California. In your photos, I feel like I am home.


    1. Hi Susan 🙂 I presume you’re referring to Falesia beach (and many of the other Algarve beaches)? This comment has appeared on my Black and White challenge, is why I ask. But, yes- I believe this landscape is repeated around the globe, but wherever I see it, it says Algarve to me 🙂 Nice to have you ‘at home’ in my blog. 🙂


      1. yes, and even the inland walk, all very familiar. With the wonderful climate and beautiful landscape, it’s probably a good thing we have samples around the globe. Thanks for letting me tag along!


  2. Well done Jo, what a great choice you have made for #1, he does have a cheeky look on his face and I think the b&w brings his character out.. I have no idea were he is hanging out!!!!


    1. Thanks, Pauline. 🙂 I’ve spent a happy hour or two just playing this morning. It’s gloomy here, Mick’s still decorating and I don’t feel like Nordic walking. Must be getting old! 🙂


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