50mm Lens, Animals, Canon 50D, Nature, Photography

Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge: Toys

Just for fun sometimes I like to pull out my kids toys and think of ways to shoot them.  I have never tried to then process them in black and white.  So, yesterday I tried just that.  Here is my favorite:

ISO 100 50mm 0ev f/5.6 1/80

ISO 100 50mm 0ev f/5.6 1/80

It’s a lone wolf lurking in my front yard.  For this photo I went with an f-stop of 5.6 because I wanted the whole wolf to be in focus but I was OK with the background not being in focus.  I cropped the image in Aperture and then chose a  blue filter in Photoshop, then I sharpened the image a bit.

Thanks so much to Sonel for hosting this challenge.  I usually leave my images in color, so this is a fun chance to try black and white.



22 thoughts on “Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge: Toys

  1. Sonel says:

    What a beautiful wolf PJB! Great capture hon and thanks so much for taking part in the challenge. Much appreciated. 😀 *big hugs*


  2. and what a great result you got… I love it… love also your explanation of how you processed the photo… helps others like me struggling with the B&W .. it was so much easier years ago when that was all we got from the little Instamatic etc that I used… they either worked or they didn’t.. LOL


  3. poppytump says:

    Great shot of Little Howling Wolf ! Works well in B&W .
    Taking even more notice of your image settings info now PJB !


    • Thanks so much:) This image really was much stronger in black and white than color, funny how sometimes there is just such a big difference. Glad you find the settings helpful, it is helpful for me to talk about them so I can be more aware of them when I am actually taking photos.


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