A fresh, new year, and time to enter Shadow and Light Magazine's Black and White 2023 photo competition. Actually, I entered in December and already know that the cover winner was a photograph by Heidi Egerman, but a number of slots for 6-8 runners up and finalists remain. Still, I wanted to present a selection here for you to see. The drama of clouds above stuccoed walls fit the shadow and light requirement.
The Pecos National Monument mission church shadows with distinct shadow and light characteristics seemed a good choice as well.
The kiva ladder at Pecos has much more subtle shades of black, white, and grey.
The white Columbine below reflects a sharp white and leaves that fade to black.
And the rose in shadow harkens the early days of black and white photography.
Here's to you, Ben, with our admiration and thanks! May you have fair winds and following seas.
Thanks to Christina, Steve, Barbara F. R., TTT, Connie, Suz, Earle, Catherine, Jean & Sam, Victoria, and Ingrid for your comments this week, even though some of you had power outages and an excess of rain water knocking at your doors.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©