And now for something completely different

Black and white photo of Mauna Kea from Pu'u Wa'awa'a, Hawaii
Black and white photo of a wharf on the coast of Hawaii
Black and white photo of a tree on the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii

The current Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Something Different.’ See more responses here.

I think in my 6+ years of doing this blog, I’ve posted exactly one black and white photo. So a selection of black and white scenes seemed like a suitable response for this challenge.

The top photo is of morning clouds scudding over Mauna Kea as seen from the top of Pu’u Wa’awa’a. Second is a shot of surf crashing against an old wharf in North Kohala and, yes, I was secretly hoping the man on the wharf would get soaked! Third is a tenacious tree on the coast near Kawaihae. The bottom photo shows a small fishing boat in the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel, as seen from the North Kohala coast.

Black and white photo of a fishing boat off the coast of Hawaii

15 thoughts on “And now for something completely different

    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks Lisa. I rarely do anything in B&W so this really was something different for me. I’m going to try and keep that possibility in mind for future posts.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks Terri. Actually it was your upcoming challenge that prompted these photos. I figured, since I was going to need some in a couple of weeks, I might as well find some more for this post too.

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    1. Graham Post author

      I don’t really see or think in black and white when I’m taking photos. Generally I like color better. But it is interesting to play around so I might try and do a black and white post once in a while. It will keep my brain active!

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  1. SandyL

    It’s amazing how different your black & white photos look. To my mind, it’s much more dramatic and has so much more depth. I particularly like your first photo of Mauna Kea – the layers of light & contrast in textures is almost tactile. Well done Graham!

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    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks Sandy. I haven’t done any black and white photography in years and I don’t think I ever really developed an eye for it. Maybe I’ll try and bear it in mind when I’m out and about and do a post from time to time.

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