iPhoneography Monday: Black and White

Skagit Valley Tulips

I always love to see great black and white photography but haven’t stretched outside of my comfort zone to try it for myself.  We spent Saturday afternoon in the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields and I took a lot of pictures with my camera for a future Pacific Northwest travel post but I also snapped this one with my phone so I could text a “we are here!” message to my family.  When I saw Lens and Pen by Sally was hosting an iPhone black and white challenge I realized today was the perfect opportunity to try something new.  Let me know what you think, tips and pointers are welcome!  I took this picture with my iPhone 5 and all edits were in Snapseed.

If you would like to join future iPhone challenges please visit Lens and Pen by Sally for details.  The monthly schedule is below.

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black-and-White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

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24 thoughts on “iPhoneography Monday: Black and White

      1. Wow! I was imagining gentle sunshine, soft spring breezes. The kind of day you end up tying your sweater round your waist cos it’s just too hot to wear it.


  1. Welcome to the challenge, I’m delighted to have you join the fun. Your image is engaging and nicely conceived. I like that you took another view of a flower that brings us a glimpse of Spring’s magic. While I like the layered effect and being drawn back into the surroundings of the tulips, what if you cropped it across the image, just before the trees. If the tulips are your subject that might make it more effective. Well done for your first attempt. Have a lovely week.


    1. Thanks for the encouragement and feedback! I am going to try some cropping options today and can’t wait to see the results. Thanks also for choosing to follow me. I will be sure to take more pictures with my phone to be better prepared for Mondays. 🙂


  2. Your composition is well conceived with the close-up of the larger tulips with leading diagonal lines of smaller tulips in the background. This adds depth to the photograph. Well done on the processing as well. – Bob


    1. Thanks for taking a look at my first B&W and sharing your impressions! I really enjoy how you document your editing processes on your blog and am excited to keep trying and learning with each new image.


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