In grays and blacks

Inspired by Frank @ Beachwalk Reflections’ post on Gray, I decided to look through some older photos and experiment with some black and white edits. It’s fun to see how grays and blacks can change the mood of a photo.

These photos below were taken early last year. Is there one that stands out to you as a favorite?


The darkened leaves give me the feeling of a dark cold day to be spent indoors with a good book:

In this photo my eyes are directed to the pinecone:

The photo below gives me the feeling of a private secluded area that should be shared with someone special. A hint of romance:

My eyes are drawn to the silhouette of the bird in the center. Do you see the second bird in the photo?

The tops of the plants below seem to glow, even though it isn’t clear that the sun is shining down on them:

When I look at this photo it makes me feel as though I am in the center of what is happening here:

The plants below appear to glow in the sunlight:

“There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes.”
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

21 Comments Add yours

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Loved the last ones best Lisa

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    1. Ahhhh, those small sprouts popped up after rain and looked so beautiful in the evening sun! Thank you!

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  2. Pepper says:

    These are wonderful results. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, Pepper!

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  3. Alice says:

    I like the pinecone, it looks like a rose here! I also like the plants that looks like they’re glowing in the sunlight.

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you! 🥰


  4. Naomi says:

    My favorite photo is the “romantic” one.

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    1. That might be my favorite too! 😊


  5. Nice take on the prompt. Such beautiful gray photos. I think my favorite is the 3rd from the bottom.


    1. Thank you, Shelley! And thanks for sharing your favorite! 😊

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  6. Toonsarah says:

    Lovely edits, all of them, but you asked for favourites so here goes! I pick the first, because I love the texture on the leaves; the third, because the off-centre composition is so striking; and the sixth because the sepia tone and choice of subject remind me of a Japanese painting.


    1. What wonderful feedback, Sarah! I think the third one might be my favorite. Your thoughts on the sixth one is interesting, and when I look at it, I can kind of see that! Thank you for your thoughtful response! 😊

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      1. Toonsarah says:

        You’re welcome – good photography deserves considered feedback 😀

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  7. Wind Kisses says:

    I love the one where you are feeling in the center.

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    1. Awww, thank you Donna!

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  8. Jeff Flesch says:

    I love black and white, and gray photos. Beautiful!!

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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