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Photo Mission Gallery: Black and White

Last week, you were tasked with sharing some of your black and white photos. Finally, a photo mission gallery that can be appreciated by dogs*!

I park in a garage

“I feel like I want to post 10 of these. I’ll try to limit myself. Looking at this one makes me want to play with shadow more. F1.8, 85mm equivalent, 1/100 @ 1600 ISO. Taken from a set where I shot some amazing bands including one of my all time favourites “He is Legend”.”


“I can’t take it. I’ll post one more from the same show. f2.8, 1/100.”


“Okay, here we go. Had to get some help narrowing my favorites down.

This first one is from, I don’t even remember the year. Over ten years ago in Savannah, Ga. with a Nikon N4004s. It’s been so long I don’t remember the settings at all.”

“This one was taken in Glacial Park in IL with my Nikon D5300 f/5.6, 300mm, 1/1000, ISO 100 there were so many more birds on the power lines that aren’t in this many...”




“Took them earlier today. Went for really close-up shots. All taken with a Fujifilm X-A1 and a Fujifilm XF35mm f/1.4 R lens. Black an white done in Lightroom along with some light touching on the original colour pictures. The two first pictures were taken inside of the OGGB Building which houses the University of Auckland Business School. Last 2 were taken outside of Grafton Station, while waiting for the bus.

NB: I know you said two pictures, but I can’t decide which one I want to share among those 4, so you’re free to take whichever you want. You may retaliate :)


(Editor’s note: Grumble grumble no one reads the rules. Everyone gets a ban.


“My car infront of an old store

Device: Nikon D3200
Lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 18mm
Focus Mode: Manual
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Exposure Mode: Manual
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100”



“I didn’t have enough time to do some wandering, so I dug back to the past.

A window at Maccas

Pentax Spotmatic F w/ SMC 55mm f1.8
Fujifilm Neopan 400”


“Hiking in the Swiss Alps, 9000 feet up and the ski town of St Moritz below. It was slightly overcast, so I took the opportunity to get some dramatic B&W shots.”


“Hazy day at Lake Como - picture was taken from an ancient military fort overlooking the south.”



“Camera: OnePlus One with ColorOS camera app

Shutter: 1/147 (set to automatic)

ISO: 100

Location: Hidewood Creek Rest Area, on I-29 northbound in South Dakota, around 0700 on 8 August.”


“The above was shot just outside a Menard’s in the beautiful state of Missouri, with a OnePlus One set to B&W mode with the ColorOS camera app. I don’t have the metadata handy on this one, so I can’t remember my exact settings, except that I set it to ISO 100...”



“ I shot this with my iPhone 6+ (manual shoot mode) after an evening mountain rain here in the Appalachian Mountains. There was a light fog passing through. The sun was bright as it was heading down for the day giving this a naturally high contrast.

The reason I chose this picture was because I’d like some feedback. I’ve only shown this to a couple people and they liked it, so please tell me what you think!”



“Taken while on a short hike.

35mm f3.5, iso 100, 1/1250”

“This one is from when a vintage train passed through my area.

35mm f2.8, iso 200, 1/2500”




“1/8000 f3.2 ISO200

Nikon D300
Nikkor 28-70mm lens

Having a media pass, I was allowed on stage to take photos for the Hempfest organization. Of all the photos I took of musicians, this one looks the best in black and white. I stood behind all the musicians to take this photo.”



“Taken in Kaibab National Forest with my Sony RX100.”

(Editor’s note: eh, close enough to black and white. -CB)

“Dinosaur tracks at Warner Valley in Utah. Same camera.”


“This is the last picture I took over the weekend. I love the picture but I’m not sure if I prefer it in black and white or in color. Nikon D3300 55mm 1/60sec f/5.6 iso 400”



“D3100, f/5.0, 55mm, 1/160, ISO3200 Was at a minor league baseball game and felt it looked better black and white rather than colour.”




Save the V8s!

“Bentley Mulsanne; Taken with iPhone 5c a little past sunset; edited with VSCOcam.”



“ Shot this in my garage today. It’s a spider that has decided it wants the bicycles for itself. One of the few times I’ve used my flash, and I have to say it really helped with the shot (check out the web details, pretty sure that’s caused by the flash). Taken with my D70s, 18-70mm lens, ISO 200, and flash.”


Thanks to everyone who participated this week, and stay tuned for this week’s mission!

*Dogs aren’t actually colourblind in a greyscale sense, they just see them differently from us. The more you know.

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