Taking Flight In Black & White

Happy Thanksgiving Folks…..Enjoying a quiet afternoon…dug into my folders for today’s challenge Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything That Flies From Birds To Airplanes

First up is the E2 

Next we have the SAR Helicopter practicing maneuvers 


Here we have a young Eagle grabbing his dinner to go…

And last we have a pair of Tundra Swans coming in for a landing..


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge…..Trees

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge….Trees This week’s topic is Trees. Trees come in all shapes and sizes. Some of have leaves that fall in autumn and others have needles and pinecones. Have fun and use your imagination and creativity with this topic.

I love this topic simply because I Love Trees!!!

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” ~Hermann Hesse~

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~John Muir~

“I hear the trees whispering sometimes. They don’t talk to everyone. Or maybe they do, but not everyone listens. Do you hear them?”  ~J.J. Brown~ 

A Little Bit of Black and A Little Bit of White…….

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
~Ted Grant ~



(#tbt my high school days!)


I’ve always loved black and white photography. Ever since high school, when we’d take our cameras out and about, shooting ourselves and fellow students and developing our own pictures……there was just something about a dark room and the smell of the developing chemicals…………..


“hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic…..” ~Van Morrison~

…of course now, we have so many different programs and apps that can do the job so easily for us……..


“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.”
~Vikrmn, 10 Alone~


“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subject ~RobertFrank~


“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.” ~Henri Mattise~


“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.” ~Andri Cauldwell~