Day 2 of 5 – Black and White Challenge

Day 2 / 5 Black and White Photo Challenge, nominated/challenged by Steve Parker.

One of my favorite locations to shoot – Chautauqua Park in Boulder, home of the Flatirons as these rock faces are named. Here’s to hoping how the Flatirons will look when this arctic blast of cold shivers into Colorado this week. This image was captured in early February 2011, and, if I remember correctly, Kevin Barnes and Steve can verify, the temperature this particular morning was a bitter 5 degrees with a sub-zero wind chill. (What was I thinking, leaving a warm bed?)


Chautauqua ParkAM 20110209_104

Chautauqua ParkAM 20110209_104 Р© Gregg Lowrimore Photography


Today I nominated/challenged Andy Garza, and April Fischer. It’s optional, but try to post 1 BW image a day for 5 straight days, and each day nominate one+ person to the challenge. Good luck!


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Favorite Tree

Taken the same frigid morning where I caught the Walk in the Park image below, where originally I was attempting to capture this tree in a different composition.

I was driving back from dropping my daughter off at school when I saw this scene from the car. Quickly, I continued home and grabbed my camera gear and headed back over to the lake. The mist and fog were shifting so rapidly, I was just hoping I could capture it the way I initially saw it . (A good reason to always, ALWAYS carry a camera!)

Unfortunately, the fog had already drifted away and I missed what I had envisioned in my head — next time.

But I liked the B&W converted image still.


Favorite Tree

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Walk in the Park

Here’s a photo taken very near to my house last week during the bitter cold spell here in Colorado. I was out shooting a favorite tree in the fog and came across this pathway leading up and over a rise in the park-like settings. Converted it to B&W and it almost looks infrared since the snow on the trees stays white in the conversion.


Walk in the Park

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Thoughts?


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