Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Buildings

High School in Tacoma, Washington.
High School in Tacoma, Washington.

I sincerely hope you had a lot of fun with our last topic Sculptures, Statues, Carvings.  I know I adored seeing all your photos.

Today’s topic is buildings:  churches, schools, business buildings, houses, barns, museums, etc.

Have fun!  I have examples at the bottom on this post if you would like some ideas.

Upcoming Topics

  • Pets
  • Passenger Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Bikes
  • Flowers
  • Man-Made Things
  • Found in Nature
  • Big Subjects
  • Small Subjects

Remember that Cee’s Black and White Challenge and Cee’s Which Way Challenge will run every other week.

When to Use Black and White

You are more likely going to get a higher quality black and white photo when there is a lot of color contrast or texture contrast.  The contrast will give you more depth when using black and white.

With the age of modern computer software, its fairly easy to see if your photograph will work in black and white or not.  I  use Aperture 3 (Mac software only) to do my post-processing.  I will try and give you some tips and tricks on black and white and various built-in filters.  I won’t tell you percentages, because that is going to vary from software to software.  Then of course you can always play with the percentages to get the image you want.  I usually find the one that fits the closest to what I want and then play with the sliders and percentages to get it perfect.

If you adore challenges as much as I do, please check out WordPress’s Blog Event Listing for other challenges.

How It Works?

This black and white challenge is topic related.  For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list at the bottom of this page.

Be creative and challenge yourself.  Look for contrast or highly textured subjects to shoot.

Hopefully you will find your creative eye will be expanded.

Please do not use sepia tones (brown).

ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Black & White Challenge Post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Black & White Challenge” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge Badge

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I hope you ENJOY what I chosen for this week!

Qi (energy) hugs,



  1. Fantastic set. I love the shot of Stadium HS–such great, velvety depth! The sky looks like it’s full of ice floes. Really amazing. Richard and I almost moved into the apartments right next to where Stadium’s tennis courts are located, in part because of being so near that grand old building itself, and having easy access to Tacoma’s downtown, waterfront, and Old Town from there–all great spots for photography play, as you obviously know already. Beautiful photos throughout the set!


    1. we stopped at the end of a long day, I wish I had more photos. The sky was perfect that day though for shooting. I actually took this photo though my sky roof in the car. The angle made it awesome.


  2. Great shots Cee and another terrific challenge. The photo of the old building on the bridge in the bottom left photo is very interesting. I like the danger sign – it does look precarious.
    🙂 I’ll be back later with a contribution.


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