Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome.

For challenge #70, Patti invited us to explore the world of monochrome. She said, “For an extra challenge, try adding a bit of color to a black and white image.”


We have taken many photos of this tree. It grows in the middle of a farmland; we couldn’t get closer. I always wonder what kind of tree it is.


One of the houses we had lived in had an oak tree in the backyard. I thought acorns were cute, but my husband didn’t like them, because they messed up the yard.


I found this mushroom at the end of a wooden bridge in a state park. I wanted to take a closer look, but my husband was already 30 feet in front of me, so I clicked and left.


Some of us rather take an action than speaking words. Some couldn’t comprehend actions. 😉


We went to see Tundra Swans on the other day. It was cold, but at least they had each other, I thought to myself.

Thank you, Patti.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

About Helen C

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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18 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome

  1. Rupali says:

    Lovely post Helen.

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  2. the monochrome is an excellent choice, it brings out so many details

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you for your comment. I agree. I often temporarily convert my color photos to B&W, just because I want to see them in B&W. 😉
      Have a wonderful day. (BTW, when I visited your blog and tried to read it, I received a message saying it can not be translated to English, so I couldn’t read it. ;-(.

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  3. Very nice all of them. My favorite would be the last one, that pair of swans, the tones are great.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Samuel. I think it is harder to pick a favorite from one’s own photos. Do you feel the same way? Anyway, what I am trying to say is thanks for letting me know which was your favorite.
      Have a great day.

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  4. loisajay says:

    Helen–these are so pretty–all of them! What is it with men and having their yard messed up? The acorn is so cute! We had a maple tree in our front yard. In the fall it rained down a shower of yellow leaves. I called it my golden carpet. My husband called it a pain in the neck to rake. Whatever.

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  5. The-last-one-is-amazing!*sorry,faulty-key.*guess-which-one.

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  6. restlessjo says:

    I love the last one too, and I have no clue how you do that trick with the ‘pop’ of colour. No, don’t tell me- I’m not bright enough to do it 🙂 🙂

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  7. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely post Helen. Not sure how I missed it 😞. Love that little acorn image. Beautiful

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  8. MythRider says:

    Beautiful. My favorite is the seemingly flaming leaf and the father intently looking at his son.

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  9. brenda says:

    I love acorns…they have within them slumbering oak trees. The light within the acorn image is so gentle…photographing birds is a challenge…nicely done…the light and stillness of the swans in flight.

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