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It’s Not All Black And White!
Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by

black and white spider with spikes

This month’s photo challenge theme was “Black and White.” I began by taking pictures of things that were black and white. And then I remembered my camera has a black and white setting. Something I never think to use.

This challenge gave me a new perspective on how I can capture images in a completely different way. I never would have thought to take black and white pictures of surfers or birds.

This photo challenge was a happy surprise, as it taught me that photography doesn’t always have to be black and white… because you can take your pictures in black and white!

1.  One of the local Corolla surfers on a beautiful September day.

obx-surfing

2.  The largest staircase I have ever seen coming off the dunes of Corolla.  It will be the one I visit immediately after a hurricane.  I just don’t see how it can make it through!

ocean sands stairs

3.  My son purchased a pirate flag the first summer he stayed at the beach house.  He flew it until it split through the middle.  I presented him with a new pirate flag last month.  The old one is in a place of honor at the house.

pirate flag

4.  We had a week or two when several horseshoe crabs washed up dead.  There is a strange beauty in their alien-like features.

horseshoe crab

5.  This seagull fought off a few others to get this tasty little black drum.  He was looking at me saying, “This is MY tasty meat!”

sea gull eating black drum

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