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Turn colorful photos into black and white gems

I have always loved black and white photography. My first camera I got when I was a little girl was a Polaroid that took very small black and whites. I thought it was the coolest thing ever! My oh my, have we come a long way since way back then. Later, after many film cameras, I got a 35mm and I would every so often pick up a roll of black and white film to just have another way to look at the world but the trouble with that was that you didn't have any color prints. But now with the digital age you can have both color and black and white photos of the same thing and get a little creative with both.

About a month ago we attended the Buckeye BBQ Fest which was a blast. It was spur of the moment and we had such a good time. It was on the chilly side so we went early and left early but in the meantime we ate some tasty BBQ, played in the fountain, petted the animals, listened and danced to some awesome blues music and took lots of pictures. 

I decided since I had so many pictures I would pick out some candid ones and see what I could do with them in black and white. I was pleased with the result. These photos were processed using ancient Photoshop software I have on my work computer. Nothing special and nothing more than a little cropping and choosing which filter I liked the best. So easy to do and I think it makes a world of difference. I would think all photo software has an option to change to black and white. If you are on Instagram they offer 2 different black and white filters. If you haven't experimented with black and white photography I say go for it. It's easy peasy and can give your photos a completely different look! 

Here is a list of the best iPhone pictures for 2014 and quite a few are black and white. Awesome shots!


  1. You look really happy. That's nice. The photos look amazing. I love how the black and white effect can make them seem old.

    1. Sometimes you have the greatest times when they are just spur of the moment. We took so many silly pictures it was hard to choose. I love the old look of the black and whites too. I think it makes me feel nostalgic and that's one of the reasons I like them :) Thanks for stopping by!


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