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Black and White Challenge: Doors of My Urban Eyes

Water Cart PusherWow, and its a wrap guys. This is my final post for this 5 stories 5 Photos Black and White Challenge which i started last week Thursday. If you missed out here is a LINK to all the other posts. Firstly i want to thank Lucile of lucile de godoy for inviting me to the challenge, and for making my love of Monochrome even stronger.

This Last Challenge post is my opening post to a new photo series i will be doing every Thursday: Streets of Lagos.
I will be taking shots with my phone as i move through the city daily, stealing bits of time and life in frozen shots of people, places and things. I’m sure LA CHICA QUE VINO A LA VIDA will be looking forward to it, as she gave me the idea to dedicate a specific day to it.

For my final post i nominate the cool THE GRAVEL GHOST blog, for everything black and white photography and very beautifully done i must add. No pressure though to join, but if you want to here are the guidelines ;

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:

1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

Join me for this week long series and if you feel inspired to go monochrome, take up the challenge 🙂 .

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Black and White Challenge: Dying White Bloom

 

dying white bloom monochrome by rubys polaroid
dying white bloom monochrome

Sitting in a corner
waiting for the inevitable
The shadow of noon a witness to its fall
From bliss to grace
Mother earth once more with its final beauty

Today’s post on my monochrome challenge series feature a little poem  tribute to a pretty bloom waiting to die.
Today I nominate the cool ANGLE AND VIEWS blog, for very quirky and fresh perspectives in photography. You should check out the blog for very cool perspectives to the mundane. No pressure tho to join, but if you want to here are the guidelines ;

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:

1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

Join me for this week long series and if you feel inspired to go monochrome, take up the challenge 🙂 .

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Black and White Lone Pigeon

lone pigeon by rubys polaroid

I was honoured 2 days ago by being invited by lucile de godoy to join her in a 5 stories-5 photos Black and White Challenge, this is my first post in this week long series.
This photo is one of my lucky shots, walking by a neighbour’s fence this friendly lil guy flaps down and is curious when i bring out my camera, even allowing me to come pretty close. He posed for a good close up and flew up, hovering for a moment then he was off.
I’ve always wondered what in their mind when the turn to look as we fumble with our camera to take pictures, they are always aware. Rarely birds are caught off guard by watching photographers.

lone pigeon by rubys polaroid
lone pigeon

For day 1, I’d like to invite my fellow photo-blogger Martin Dzurjaník at Almost Monochrome World to join me in this challenge. His posts rendered in Monochrome are Black and White gems. They evoke emotions that i thought where reserved for colour strewn shots.

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:

1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

Join me for this week long series and if you feel inspired to go monochrome, join me 🙂  .