Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Patterns

I thought this week’s challenge was interesting, so when I randomly rediscovered these photos in my Facebook Album, I decided to convert them into black & white images.  I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

Bowling-Alley
Bowling Alley in Cupertino, CA
Ready, Set, Fly
Birds on the California Hornblower in SF
Bathroom Stalls
Bathroom Stalls
Walking Trail
Walking Trail at YB Park

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Flowers

Metallic Flora

I love taking photos of flowers because they are beautiful elements in nature with interesting shapes, colors and contrast.  Most flowers look best in color, so it takes a special flower to dazzle in black and white.  For this challenge, I decided to look for the flowers with minimal color, but lots of contrast and repetition.  Since I didn’t have time to take new photos, all of these are previous photos that I have taken in color, but converted to black and white in Photoshop using the Channel Mixer tool.  I hope you enjoy them.

Photos taken at the New York Botanical Garden

This image is my favorite because it resembles a steel sculpture.  The original leaves were green with purple streaks.

Metallic Flora
Metallic Flora
Colorful Leaves
Colorful Leaves
A Little Like Plastic
A Little Like Plastic

Photos taken in Phoenix, Arizona @ the Desert Botanical Garden

Cactus Swirls
Cactus Swirls
Cactus Blossom
Cactus Blossom