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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: What is Beautiful to You

IMG_0119---Version-2---2013-03-08-at-15-26-00-as-Smart-Object-1This week’s topic is What Is Beautiful To You.  Once again the world is open to you for this challenge.  Have fun and use your imagination and creativity with this topic.

For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list at below.  Be creative and challenge yourself.  Look for contrast or highly textured subjects to shoot.

Featured Bloggers


Thank you everyone for your overwhelming enthusiasm for the challenge last week.  I’m proud to announce our featured bloggers from the Reflections and Shadows.  Please check out their posts, they are worthy of a second look.  ENJOY!


Change Is Hard

Nancy Merrill Photography

Max510’s Blog

Conversations Around the Tree

The ‘Pen’lightenment of the Soul

HHC Blog

Under A Pile of Photos

Mick’s Cogs

Upcoming Topics

  • Public transportation (no cars or trucks)
  • Perspective
  • Backs of Things
  • Any kind of Camera or Photos of Photographers
  • Small Subjects
  • Things Made From Wood

This challenge accepts the following types of photography:

  • Black and white photography
  • Sepia tones (browns)
  • Selective color with the majority of the photo being in black and white.

Hopefully you will have a lot of fun with this challenge and find your creative eye will be expanded.  Here are a couple tips and tricks posts I have done specifically for black and white photography.

ENJOY and have FUN.

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


  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.


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Save the button to your computer and upload from there.
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Okay I got carried away with this topic.  ENJOY.

People are always beautiful to me and ever so fascinating.



The golden hour and sun rays.

Tulips against a beautiful sky.091015b&W_2

Mt Hoods (mountains) in all their majesty.091015b&W_1

Dahlias of course.091015b&wQi (energy) hugs,


71 replies »

  1. Good morning, Cee. What a nice way to start my day 😉 Thank you!
    You have several different kind of photos here. I think that tells us a little about you… in your eyes, everything, almost everything, is beautiful! And I like that.
    Have a wonderful day!


  2. I love people too and take loads of pics of them. I’m just a bit reluctant to post as many times I haven’t asked their permission and I feel bad to post without it. Maybe it’s just me, and I probably need to get over it 🙂

    Here is my entry this week –


    • In today’s age feel free to photograph them as long as they are in a public place. It took me a couple years to get used to it myself. I like to use my zoom lens so they don’t know I’m taking it. I personally don’t like posed photos.


  3. A wonderful topic – and you must have a wonderful eye and soul, finding beauty in so many things! i’ll see what I can do…


  4. These are all so beautiful! I think the photo that captured the sun’s rays is probably my favorite though. It’s amazing the way you captured them going all the way to the ground!


  5. Thanks for the feature! And thanks for putting on the challenges. It’s interesting to see through so many different perspectives. Your pictures are great. I LOVE the tulip one!


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