Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

This week Cee has inspired us with ‘anything that flies from birds to aeroplanes’. Well I couldn’t resist that given how many photographs I have taken of birds.

Two sea gulls in flight with a row of standing ones below them

Mediterranean Gull in the Ria Formosa

black-white-bannerThis was also my first attempt with post-processing. Usually the most I do is ‘crop’ but today was a chance to filter, play with light, shadows and contrasts. The Flamingoes I couldn’t resist keeping a bit of colour, and the gulls around the fisherman I got carried away with playing with the shadows and lights! The final shot of gulls feels like it is on canvas, amazing what a bit of post-processing can do. Thanks Cee for encouraging me to play.

Flamingoes in flight

Greater Flamingo, Ria Formosa

Gaggle of gulls above fishing boats and a fisherman

Gulls in Culatra Harbour, March 2013

Gulls in flight

Black-headed and Mediterranean Gulls, November 2015


9 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

  1. You do have a lot of photos of birds. My favorite is the first one too. The fisherman being bombarded by the birds is probably a daily occurrence and perhaps one he doesn’t relish.

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