Saturday, March 9, 2013

Personal Photo Challenge: Black & white

 I'm linking with Donna's first monthly Personal Photo Challenge for our black and white theme.  I chose the entrance sign, a bridge and water feature from Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C.
As suggested, I've shown the original colour photo taken with my Canon EOS 40D.  To change the photos to black and white, I used the free editing software of PicMonkey which was very easy to do.
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25 comments:

  1. Judith, It is fun to experiment with black and white. I really like the fountain in B&W. Wow! I do love gardens.!!!!!!!!

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  2. I like them All! What a beautiful area to be in for photos!
    Well Done!
    Happy Weekend!
    hughugs

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  3. I love visiting Butchart Gardens with my blogging buddies. The fountain is amazing in black and white. (Mostly I really like the color photos. Shhhh...don't tell Donna.)

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  4. What a neat sign to the gardens. Very cool.

    The waterfall one is amazing. All are great shots.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Lori

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  5. These are outstanding, love them all b/w and color!! :)


    Have a great day!

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  6. I really like the change in that bridge. It takes your focus off of the bright color...very neat! Happy weekend!

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  7. Your Butchart Gardens photos are lovely, and brought back wonderful memories of my visit there. Such a beautiful place!

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  8. Beautiful photos Judith. That is such a beautiful place to visit isn't it? We were there 36 years ago and I'd love to go back. Lorrie, of the blog Fabric, Paper Thread, did 2 posts of her recent visit to Butchart Gardens. Pop over to see hers some time. Hugs, Pam

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  9. This looks like a fun meme and your photos turned out really well, Judith!

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  10. Hello Judith...Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Have a nice Saturday. Susan

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  11. Thanks for showing both color and BW, I guess I should do that next time too. I love the bridge! Excellent post!

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  12. Thanks for popping in to my post for the challenge. I enjoyed doing it, as did you!
    Enjoying all your photos.
    Getting very late here in Australia. I better go!

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  13. These look great in B&W. They have a lot of texture to begin with so translate well.

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  14. Butchart Gardens! Be still my heart! We flew up there in a puddle jumper to visit when we were in Seattle almost 20 years ago. I adored the place. Such a treasure for the folks in Victoria!

    Your photos turned out great, but the last one knocks me off my feet. That is one is gorgeous and worthy of a print on your wall! Wowsers. And Picmonkey does make editing easy peasy, I agree.

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  15. Gorgeous photos! The gardens are so pretty, makes me want to visit once again. My youngest brother lives in Victoria, I need to see him again.

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  16. Hi Judith, those gardens look like they are a very beautiful and soothing place to visit! Thanks for sharing...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  17. Well done Judith! The contrast is so interesting!

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  18. I love the look of your black and whites. It's so interesting how that can be done!

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  19. wonderful black and white's That waterfall is gorgeous

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  20. Lovely photos. For me I like to see life in all it's glorious color. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  21. What beautiful photos, Judith! Hubby and I visited Butchart Gardens when we were on an Alaskan cruise, as on of our stops. Happy Sunday!

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  22. Your post brought back good memories, Judith, as we've travelled to Butchart Gardens too. That fountain is stunning and I like it both in color and in black and white. You do well with PicMonkey. Maybe someday I'll play around with it.

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  23. Butchart Gardens is definitely on my "bucket list" of gardens to visit! A co-worker returned from there a few years ago with the most gorgeous photos imaginable!

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  24. Oh I want to stand on that bridge too. This looks like fun, I'm joining in.

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