This is the inaugural challenge for
A Personal Photo Challenge (here),
the theme is "Black and White".
I'm excited for the new outlet where
I can be challenged and inspired to learn!
The last four months I've been learning to operate my Canon 60D
and teaching myself photography.
I find I lean towards macro and closeup photography,
but I love landscapes, street shots and unposed portraits too!
My first two shots, below, were taken with my Canon Macro 100mm lens......
These photos were shot on Auto
(I'm working towards jumping into manual),
using natural light and they were originally in color.
I used Adobe Elements 11 to
convert them to black and white.
The following shot was intentionally taken to convert to black and white.
I love the old enameled latch (white) against the aging wood (grey tones)
which pops with the blackish background of the barn interior.
I used my Canon EFS 18-135mm lens for the above shot
with my Canon 60D.
The NOTES below, I post for my reference
but you might find helpful ~