Category Archives: Black & White

“R” stories voting reminder . . . and a few photos

The Alphabet Challenge “R” Stories voting round is off to a slow start, and that’s understandable . . . to everyone but us writers. OK, that’s a joke. I shouldn’t have to explain that, but these days it’s best to … Continue reading

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Hawaiʻian Flowers and “P” stories voting reminder

The Alphabet Challenge “P” Stories are up and running and the writers hope many readers are eagerly consuming these fine offerings and jumping at the chance to vote in this round. If you are one such reader, and if you’ve … Continue reading

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Monochrome Virginian Tiger Moth and “N” stories voting

Reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories is not a black and white matter . . . but monochrome versions of the Virginian Tiger Moth are nearly so (they also have gray). I just realized the deadline for closing the vote … Continue reading

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Juneau in Monochrome – Alaska Cruise 2017 – Part 1

The previous Juneau 2017 post is HERE.<<link That post has color photos and rather than mix color and monochrome photos, I decided to duplicate the post with the monochrome versions of the photos. Think of it as a nod to … Continue reading

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The last reminder about “C” stories

This is it; tomorrow the voting will close (sometimes in the afternoon or evening). I suspect them who had any intention of reading and then voting for their favorite story have already done so, but just in case, you can … Continue reading

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The next-to-last reminder about “C” stories

Youse read that correctly. This is not the last reminder to vote on “C” stories. It might have been clearer had I used penultimate . . . but I try to eschew arcane and brobdingnagian words when lesser words will do. … Continue reading

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The last (for now) reminder to vote

Good news for them getting tired of these reminders — the nineteen who voted; this is the last reminder before the January 1 deadline for castig your vote for the best Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions for them who’ve yet … Continue reading

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. . . yes, another reminder to vote

Good news for them getting tired of these reminders — the twelve who voted; don’t despair; there are only two more days before the January 1 deadline to cast your vote for the best Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. Besides, … Continue reading

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Still more dramatic sky and a third reminder to vote

My third reminder for readers  — if they are so inclined and have not already done so — to vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Clouds, Environment, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, PlotaVerse | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

More dramatic sky and another reminder to vote

My second reminder for readers  — if they are so inclined and have not already done so — to vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Clouds, Environment, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, PlotaVerse | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Dramatic sky and a reminder to vote

Yes, another series of posts reminding readers to — if they are so inclined — vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of that post and we … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Clouds, Environment, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, PlotaVerse | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Landscape Photos and Topaz Sharpen AI

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll … Continue reading

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And, even more Sharpen examples

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, DxO Software, Lightroom and Photoshop, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Software, Topaz Plug-ins and Studio, Topaz Sharpen AI | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Blackberries Moment

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Macro Photography, Nikon D7500, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, Still life | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Post-Processing the Cattle Egret (actually, Black Crowned Night Heron)

NOTE: an astute reader noticed a big error on my part. In my rush to get the post out, I misread the identification of the bird . . . it’s not a Cattle Egret but a Black Crowned Night Heron.  … Continue reading

Posted in About Photography, Animals, Black & White, Black and White, DxO Software, Effects and Filters, Feathers, On1Photo, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, Software | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments