Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thematic Photographic 123 - Black and White


A place to sit and ponder
London, ON, October 2010

This photo launches a new theme and a new week for Thematic Photographic, our weekly photo sharing extravaganza. The theme? Black and white. The deal? Share a similarly themed pic on your site, then leave a comment here. Visit other participants. Repeat as often as you wish. And have fun with it, because that's the whole point.

As you mull over possible photos for this new theme, I hope you'll keep this in mind: Black and white isn't necessarily a color thing. Sure, you can go with monochrome shots all week and never run out of cool things to share. But you can also push the bounds a bit by, perhaps, not thinking in terms of colors at all. Black and white can be obvious. It can be contrasty. It can be stark. It can evoke a feeling more than a visual. Where you go with this is entirely up to you, and there are no rights or wrongs.

Your turn: If you're new to TP, click here for more background. If you're ready to dive in, I'll step out of the way and let you do just that. Enjoy. And thanks.

One more thing: This pic has a story (I know, I know...they all do, but still.) I may share it later this week if you wish. Let me know. This just in: I've posted the story here.

41 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

wow, that was fun. i was looking at the image, trying to understand what the black shape was. then i read your caption and it all came into perspective. i finally saw the 3d of it.

lissa said...

Super theme - and great opportunity for me to revisit a photo I'd played with, graphically. Thanks Carmi!

Here's my entry!

Gallow said...

Black and White is probably my favorite format. Great photo, and thanks for the theme.

Here's Mine.

Steve

Lynne H. said...

Finding a pic for B&W was an easy choice for me. I posted my piece/pic here:

http://juluca27.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-123-black-and.html

Thank you Carmi for allowing me into your wonderful, creative world:-)

Mona Sweden said...

I would love to hear the story. I don't know why, but the picture makes me think of a kid who is in trouble and has to sit and reflect on his mischief.

srp said...

Usually our cats shine with their deep blue eyes... but in black and white, I thought Nicky, hiding under the bench looked so much more wistful. Mine is here.

fire in the hooooole said...

that would be an interesting story to look forward to. i like black and white, great theme..,

Levonne said...

When I began learning about photography, I focused primarily on black and white. I've now been involved with color for many years. I was just thinking yesterday that I'd like to work with black and white a bit.

Max said...

Black & White - my favorite film medium.
Here's mine.

A Paperback Writer said...

This was fun.
Here's where to find mine:
http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-non-contest-123-black-and-white.html

The Gearheads said...

I truly enjoy the simplicity of this photograph. I had a difficulty at first understanding what it is.
When you mentioned black and white I thought back to my film days and the photos I have taken in black and white, however those photos are all on paper and somewhere archived in my basement storage area which has been difficult to navigate since we started our kitchen (at the end of May, ugh).
Here is my first addition to this weeks theme.

The Gearheads said...

Oh, and I forgot to add, yes, I always like the stories that accompany a photo
-Mr

Karen Sather said...

Well you are right, your Black and white theme (perfect by the way) evoked memories for me, so I've given up old and modern...and well just check it out.

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-black-and-white.html

Carmi love the shadow effect too with the chair! Very cool!

bruce said...

so i really had difficulty with this one...but here it is...

http://bruceejohnsonjadip.blogspot.com/2010/11/trending-nowtrending-now-its-not-color.html

Marie said...

Hi Carmi. I love the weeks theme. I go for the mono thing though it´s one of my favourites i the photographic art.
Hope everything is great with you and your family. I really wich you a great weekend.


http://carpediemmie.blogspot.com/2010/11/black-and-white.html

Juniper said...

Black and White fun!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Loving the wood in this Carmi ...

the engine house

forestwalk/laura k said...

cool. black and white!!
a nice break from COLOR! sometimes i like to change the format of my photos to Blk & wht...or the old-looking sepia...what a difference...in perspective...in what you SEE...

Kalei's Best Friend said...

black and white has to be my fave.. here is mine:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2010/11/tp-123-black-and-white.html

Gilly said...

Ah, one of my favourite challenges!! Managed to get a few up on my blog here

Avery James Photography said...

Fun game :)
Here's my post! :)

http://averyjamesphotography.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photograph-123-black-and-white.html

Crystal

Titanium said...
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Titanium said...

My entry is up!

The Space Between

Buff said...

Here is a play on black and white:

http://randomoutrageous.blogspot.com/2010/11/black-and-white-but-not-obvious.html

And of course I want to hear the story! Nice tease....

Alexia said...

Here's something black and white which makes me happy!

Cathy said...

Black and White link: http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-123-black-and.html

Greyscale Territory said...

A very interesting perspective! Simple lines do not represent a simple interpretation! And therein is the magic!

Here is mine:
Kookaburra's Tail

Max said...

Ok, I couldn't resist. My brother asked to see some more of my old black and white pictures, so I picked a few I really liked and posted them here, and then put a bunch more in a gallery mostly for my family, but you're all welcome to check them out.

Catherine said...

I'm not really into black and white, but then I realised that our council's road mending efforts were a perfect opportunity to take something for this theme:
Calligraphic

Jim said...

Very timely - I don't know if it's my mood or the general 'shades of gray' look of early November. Even so, I had to play with the concept a little. Take a look here.

Nikki-ann said...

It's been a while since I joined in, but here's this week's post - http://notesoflife.co.uk/?p=737

Looking forward to seeing everyone elses!

Everydayjuju said...

I adore black and white photogaphy, so I went with my first B&W photo.
Come visit:
http://everydayjuju.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-project-vi.html

-jo@ everydayjuju

Chibi Janine said...

I have decided to give this ago here is my submission

Barney Dog

The Gearheads said...

Here is more of the B&W theme.

http://the-gearheads.blogspot.com/2010/11/123-black-and-white-and-follow-up.html

Karen Sather said...

Another Black & White photo, Staying connected to your inner child!
Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/11/oh-em-gee-black-white-theme-thamatic.html

Aunt Snow said...

Black and White - well, this is this first thing that comes to my mind:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekly-jack.html

Mustang Sally said...

I'm back ... and you can find my contribution to this weeks them here

The Gearheads said...

My final submission for this theme is here

Mustang Sally, for your link doesn't want to work. I have taken the liberty of trying for you
here

Chibi Janine said...

Here is another batch by my son and myself.

Sarah Walton said...

am I too late?
Love the idea of sepia - just learning, so will give me a new task for the week.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rVy_JsUQDI4/TN45ecKEp7I/AAAAAAAAJ-U/-o3loai42do/s1600/beach+bar+and+grill.JPG

Carmi said...

Thanks for your patience, folks. I posted the story here:

Another view of the non-electric chair