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It was one of those gray and gloomy overcast days and, as such, there was not much color to be found here with this old, broken tree and the mighty creature perched in its branches. I don’t know if this is some type of hawk or maybe an eagle. In any case, black and white seemed the appropriate choice for taking this photo.

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And so, the last day of the Five Day B&W Photo Challenge. I’d like to thank my friend Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography for inviting me to play!

Day Four displayed the exit from the grand ballroom in the Temple of Performing Arts. Here is a shot of the ballroom itself. I don’t know that I’ve done it justice but I post it for two reasons. One, to convey the size and magnitude¬†of this space and two, to try to express the feeling of being there, by myself, with no one around. It was quiet and still, dim and yet illuminated from above via the beautiful stained glass skylights in the ceiling high overhead. It was a small but pleasurable adventure for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Two rules for this challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Four Invitee: Meredith @ http://pondertheirrelevant.com/

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Just one more to go. Day Four of the five day B&W photo challenge, courtesy of invitation by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography/.

This shot was taken from the interior of an enormous ballroom in the historic Temple of Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The ground floor of this building houses a Starbucks shop where my husband and I spent the good part of the afternoon on Sunday. The upper floors were empty so with camera in hand, I did a little exploring. I especially like the way the light reflects off the music stand and the top of the magnificent wooden door.

Two rules for this challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Four Invitee: Allan G. Smorra @ http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/

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It’s Day 3 of the 5-day black and white photo challenge. Cee Neuner asked me to participate so here I am. She’s put together a wonderful photography blog. Please, stop by and check it out: Cee’s Photography. She hosts a number of photography challenges every week which are both fun and inspirational. Give it a try!

I must admit – I’m drawn to mundane, every day objects, those things we see and handle and use and walk by a hundred times a day and never really pay much attention to. Case in point: this pottery catch-all (made by my son when he was just a child) filled with clips, die and assorted odds and ends.

Two rules for this challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Three Invitee: Debbie Smyth @ http://travelwithintent.com/

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Because I’ve been invited to participate in a 5-day black and white photo challenge, for the second time now by the extremely talented Cee Neuner, here I am with yet another B&W photo. If you get a chance, please do check out Cee’s blog: Cee’s Photography. She rocks!

Two rules for the challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Two Invitee: Mara Eastern @ http://maraeastern.com/

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For the second time now, I’ve been invited to participate in a 5-day black and white photo challenge, this time by the extremely talented Cee Neuner. Please check out her blog: Cee’s Photography. Good stuff (very good stuff), indeed.

Two rules:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day One Invitee:  Amy Sampson @ https://playingwithmyfirstdslrcamera.wordpress.com/.