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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

This week the topic is Flowers.  The best kind of flowers to turn into black and white or sepia are your two toned colors or those with a lot of texture to them.  This is a topic you can really have enjoy.   Let’s see how creative you can get.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.  I just want you to have some fun with your photography.

Upcoming Topics

For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list below.  Be creative and challenge yourself.  For a great black and white photo look for contrast or highly textured subjects to photograph.

  • Ground: sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails
  • Shoes or Feet (human or animal)
  • Trains and Tracks
  • Any Animal (no birds)
  • Birds
  • Fire Prevention: FireTrucks, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant, Firemen

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
  • Desaturated – very little color tone left in your photo

I hope you have FUN a lot of fun with this challenge.

For more information on this challenge, please visit the Black & White Challenge page.

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 Photo Challenge” or (CB&W) 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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Bearded Iris


Tulip field

Desaturated RhododendronQi (energy) hugs



99 replies »

  1. Lovely pictures. I like the shapes of the blooms. Not many flowers left in my garden now it is nearly winter but plenty in the photo archives.which is where my entry will probably come from.


  2. Hey there. I may have told you this, but I got hacked and my PC is off until it is fixed which I HOPE will be tomorrow. Meanwhile, I don’t have any pictures to work with and all my good processing stuff is on the PC. I’ve got files in WordPress, but all the new stuff is on the other computer. I’m doing the best I can in the meantime. I really MISS my computer, but I got so seriously hacked that I got called by both Microsoft AND Dell because the hacker is on their “hot list.” Most of my online accounts are blocked, too and will stay that way until I find a way to get these hackers out of my system. They didn’t some in “the usual way.” This isn’t a virus — these are actual hackers.

    I’ll write more when the problem is fixed, but until then, I’m keeping my head down. It’s brutal getting hacked!

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  3. Oh, my, Cee, your bearded iris photo makes me so excited for mine to bloom! Great challenge, thanks for the opportunity to play along!


  4. Amazing photos, Cee! I like this B&W challenge because it’s interesting and fun to play around with different filters and see what works for each photo. Some are great in straight B&W, while others need muted color. And some photos just don’t work well in B&W at all. When I first learned photography in high school, all I did was black & white. There was color then, but I only knew how to develop black & white photos. I think I had to look more carefully at my subjects, using light and shadow to greater effectiveness.


    • You learned a valuable lesson back then. I love playing the different filters too in post processing. They can really change how a photo looks. 😀


    • Oh Bernadette, don’t ever be intimidated to post your photos. Your daffodil was gorgeous for this week. I don’t expect everyone to be an expert in photography, let along flowers, which happen to be my passion. 😀

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