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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: Crystal Dew Drops

Dew Drops monochrome by rubys polaroid
Dew Drops monochrome

Firstly i apologise for this very late post, not my usual posting time but its one of those days where your plans fly out the window ( i’m being very modest here). Ok so here are my thoughts for today on my Black and White 5 day challenge Day 2.

Today’s post is of fresh Dew Drops rendered in monochrome. Took them really close to ground from an angle with a snail close by. I wanted to see how the snail looks at things from so low. Continue reading “Black and White Challenge: Crystal Dew Drops”

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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 🙂  .

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Monochrome Madness: Bougainvillea

Saw a post some days ago on Monochrome Madness 5day challenge, where you get to post black and white pics for 5days straight. I’m appreciating Black and White more these days and can’t resist converting a shot i like into Pure or Selective Monochrome.
How did these come out? You can see the original HERE.

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My Scale Eiffel Tower

This weeks theme on The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is SCALE was fun to play with, i chose my trusty miniature Eiffel Tower key holder. It has been around alot of places with me, even my dog Archie had a little fun with it :D. Click the above link to see other great entries.

 

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Humanity: Hope

hope by rubys polaroid

 “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today“. – Thich Nhat Hanh

hope by rubys polaroid

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Deep Black; My Black and White Photography Challenge

deep black

Looking into his eyes; big, black and so free, i wonder what must be going through that little untapped mind as he gazes at me focused.

 

deep black
deep black
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Reverse Interest

Inverse world

Change is inevitable, normal just has to evolve to stay normal. My view of that phrase is expressed in this picture, sometimes our view of the world changes according to circumstance.

 

Inverse world
Inverse world