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A Photo That Inspires Words

In the past I have presented images and then invited people to write a response to them, either in the form of a short story or a poem, and I thought I might try it again.  I have picked an image, that I took in the local park the other day and I thought I might invite the many writers who follow my blog if they would like to write something for it.

I am not sure how this will work, perhaps you can leave a link to what you have written in the comments and then next Friday when I do my bits and pieces post I will put the links in the post, though depends how many I get, or I might just refer people back here.  We will work it out.


I hope this image is okay.  You can download it or copy it, but if you put it on your blog please remember to give me credit for the image.

I am not going to say anything about the image, that is up to those who want the challenge.

Week 2 – Black and White Challenge

Here we are again with another challenge.  I have had quite a few people send me images, so we have more to look at this week.  I am not going to talk much today, I just thought I would show the images.

Just one or two things quickly.  Firstly the challenge needs some sort of name.  Since it started as one between Laura and myself, I had thought of Laura and Leanne’s B&W Challenge, but I am open to suggestions.

Now, if you wish to participate, you must email me the image you want to include with a link to your blog, or website. My email address is The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.  You have until the following Tuesday morning to get your entries to me.  Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.

At this stage it is manageable, if I start getting too many entries I might have to rethink the whole thing.

LeanneCole-banyule-0787-4hpm-2This is my entry this week.  Not sure about it, actually I was having a lot of trouble with Photoshop tonight, that will teach me to leave it to the last minute.

Laura has sent me an architectural image.  I think she might be very good with black and white.


Here’s the link to the post on Laura’s blog Laura Macky.

Here are the other images from everyone else.  A great range of images.  The links are underneath each image, and at the end I will put all the images into a gallery for everyone to look at.


Brooklyn Bystander 

Grubbensringen Freddy’s Photo Projectshaker-villagerkpowersphoto

plaza-lights-black-white4blogKKEITH, PHOTOGRAPHER: THE PHOTOBLOG



filigree1DREAMS AND ZEROSDSC_4869highlighting the good and the beautiful around us

SONY DSCNia Simone, Author

charcoal-windowTHE FOTOGENIUS

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Blinded By Light092012_ColoradoRiverG2r_9007Loinfraredrobert

The gallery, don’t forget to go and check out all the blogs here too.