Lens-Artists Challenge #70 – Monochrome

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti.

Per Her: “For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70, we’re inviting you to explore the world of monochrome–which includes black and white and sepia, as well as different shades of one color.”

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
—H.G. WELLS, 1920  (from Lapham’s Quarterly website)

I’m going for monochrome/black & white, as in ‘fifty shades of grey’.


Ducks were photo’d B&W in-camera.

Sandhill crane, I believe, photo’d along the Platte River in sub-urban Denver.  Pic is converted from color in computer:

“I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
—JEROME K. JEROME, 1889 (from Lapham’s Quarterly website)

Color photo untouched, Shadow On Wall:

Color photo, Closeup Of Wall:

Monet statue/easel/tray, all bronze.  Converted from color in computer:

Same Monet, cropped:

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
—ALBERT CAMUS, 1951 (from Lapham’s Quarterly website)


Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

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32 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #70 – Monochrome

  1. Amy says:

    I love these two bird image in B&W, John. Monet statue is so special, love the details and his expression.

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  2. Leya says:

    Love your birds – and Monet!

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  3. Tina Schell says:

    Terrific images John, love the money statue


  4. The crane is fabulous!

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  5. Haha, I can see 50 shades of grey, John. Well done. Lovely birds!

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  6. pattimoed says:

    A wide diversity of shots using monochrome, John. I think the details and light in your bird shots are beautiful, as well as the texture of their feathers. And thanks too for your kind words about us at LAPC! I’m not sure we’re “tireless,” but I’m glad we seem like we are!

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  7. Shelley says:

    I like all the different textures you captured! Nice take on the prompt.

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  8. Nice variety of images – each set captures a different aspect of the best of monochrome !


  9. restlessjo says:

    The crane for me, and a portion of Monet 🙂 🙂


  10. Gina says:

    I think the crane is actually a Great Blue Heron. We have loads of them here so it’s my favorite although I do like Monet and his total concentration.

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  11. Olga says:

    The photos of the Monet statue are so interesting. I wish that I could see what he’s painting. 🙂


  12. Prior... says:

    Love seeing the Monet figure –
    And the shadow shot is my fav of your LAPC post this week

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  13. I always appreciate black and white imaging. Nice collection. I especially enjoy the ducks and the sculpture images.

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  14. I really like the contrasts in the Monet statues! Great entry to the challenge!

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  15. Nice monochromes, John! And I like that you quoted from one of my favorite books by Jerome K. Jerome.

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  16. Helen C says:

    Great images, John. After reading your post, I come up with an exercise for myself: take a photo in B&W (in camera) and then take the same photo in color and convert it to B&W, and see if there is any differences. I am curious.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  17. Wendy says:

    Nice texture in the closeup of the wall John and I really like the crane and the Monet statue.

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  18. Brilliant pictures 🙂 And wonderful quotes too. 🙂


  19. Rupali says:

    Wonderful images.


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