Category Archives: The Black and White Challenge

Boston, Mass. – December, 2019

Here are a couple of more shots from my wandering around the North End and Seaport Districts the night of my birthday. I wanted to try and capture the noir feel of the films of the 1940s and 50s in the first shot. Probably getting someone to lie face down in the middle of the alley when I took the shot might have helped with that.

Perhaps not.


New Camera Test – 12.18.19

Hi all,

It’s been several weeks since I posted photos, and for that I apologize. I had a lot of things to sort through following my father’s passing -still am, actually- and just needed to take a break from quite a few things.

One thing I did do during that time was pick up a new camera (well, new for me): a Canon 5D Mark IV. I did so last evening, but didn’t get a chance to get outside and test it due to some nasty weather in the area. Well, that and I wanted to watch The Empire Strikes Back for the thousandth time, but that’s beside the point.

So, this evening as I was heading home from the grocery store, I decided to test the camera out at a cemetery halfway between the house and store in Wakefield, MA. The following four images are the result of said tests. Suffice to say, I’m really liking this new purchase.

January 2020 will be the launch of a few new directions for me in terms of photography. I will share the news once the new year comes around.

Stay Tuned…

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Around Downtown Crossing, Boston MA – April 04, 2015

I had a few errands to run in Downtown Boston today, so I thought I would take my camera along and capture a few pics here and there since the snow is all but gone. Yes, we can walk around on sidewalks again. 🙂

The second photo was one I took as I was walking by. My camera was down pointed away from me as I walked down the street. The image has stuck with me more than any of the other ones I have edited and uploaded in this blog post.
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The Winter 2015 Black and White Photo Challenge: Day Five

The following five photos are the final group for the Black and White Photo Challenge. I hope you have enjoyed the photos and I challenge you to take the challenge. Each day for five days, post three to five black and white photos. There’s no particular theme, just be sure that the pics are in black and white and feel free to post links to your pics in the reply section below. Have fun!

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The Winter 2015 Black and White Photo Challenge: Days One and Two

On Monday, February 2nd, I received a challenge from a friend of mine entitled “The Black and White Challenge”. Given my love of black and white imagery and the fact that the challenge came from one of the best photographers located in Massachusetts, how could I resist?

The challenge was to present three images each day for five days. The only caveat? They had to be in black and white. What a great way to dive into my  backlog of images and come up with a plouthorea of B&W goodness. The hard part was finding those images that would stand out in black and white. Hopefully, I have found fifteen that would.

The following are the first two days of images. Days 3 and 4 will follow shortly and culminate with Day 5. Hopefully that final day will yield more than three images.

In the meantime, I challenge you to go through your catalog and post a week’s worth of black and white goodness for the world to see. I know you have them, I know you want to share them. Go forth and give me greatness!

Day One: Top Three One through Three
Day Two: Images Four through Six

Days Three and Four will appear on Thursday, February 5th! 

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