CCY #23 Black and White: The Basic

CCY #23 Black and White: The Basic

This is the first time I am submitting to Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge (I have submitted to her other challenges many times). In this series, Cee gives us a lot good tips on different subjects. I enjoy reading them all.

We were asked to submit at least 4 to 6 photos showing the compositional rules listed in the essay. And this essay is about black and white photos. It says that texture and contrast make a great black and white photo.

It sounded easy, but when I started working on the assignment, right away, I saw some grey areas. ;-( Should I call this a texture-photo or contrast? Clearly, there is a gap between “understanding” and “really getting it”. 😉


I would say this photo has both texture and contrast in it.



Left photo: texture and contrast; right: most texture.


This photo has a lot of contrast and some texture.

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A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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12 Responses to CCY #23 Black and White: The Basic

  1. neihtn2012 says:

    Very nice B&W photos!

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  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Nice selections. Bricks and wood are always good for texture. I want to know how they got that boat in through that tiny door. 🙂

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  3. loisajay says:

    I love all the thought you put into your photos, Helen. Not just taking the photo, but selecting which ones to post and telling us why. I learn from you!

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  4. Amy says:

    Good Friday morning, Helen! These are remarkable BnW images, especially the first one.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Helen, you found some real great objects to use as contrast in your photos. Way to go. I think you got the idea. 😀

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Cee. I am going back to your previous CCY posts. Don’t be surprised if I work on other assignments 😉 I just want to learn…
      Have a wonderful evening.


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