Lens Artists Challenge #156: Black and White

This week’s challenge is quite a challenge for me: I have never shot in black and white! Aaaaand I still haven’t. I don’t have time to try to figure out my phone’s settings, though I would like to sometime.

Instead, I used Google Photos editing to convert some of my previous photos into black and white by setting saturation to zero (and also playing with the contrast). This is also something I have never really done, and I was quite pleased with the results.

I took this photo recently at my mom’s house and thought the lighting and shadows really made it suited to black and white. I liked the sunny yellow of the flowers but this is also a cool way to see it.


I also thought my cat Juhani would be well suited for B&W. She is in fact mostly white, so I think this medium helps capture her various contours better.

You can find more black and white at the original Lens-Artist challenge, guest hosted this week by Anne at Slow Shutter Speed.

5 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge #156: Black and White

  1. Anne Sandler July 12, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    You did very well with your phone shots and desaturation! The flowers and your cat are perfect subjects for black and white conversions. Thanks for participating!

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  2. Tina Schell July 14, 2021 / 10:09 am

    Your photo of Juhani is really wonderful! Most of us shoot in color and convert. Today’s software makes it quite easy vs the old days 😊

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    • Mei-Mei July 14, 2021 / 12:07 pm

      I am constantly amazed at all the things I can just do on my phone! And photo software, too. I learn new editing things all the time.


  3. dantesedmond21 July 16, 2021 / 12:06 pm

    Lovly black and white pics

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