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A Month of Black and White | Mike Wade | Rural Life Photography

A month of black and white photography

Toward the end of January I was feeling "blah" with my photography and decided to try something new. The entire month of February I limited all of my photographs to black and white. Now this may see simple, but I didn't approach the month by trying to take my normal photos and just convert to black and white. I set out to try and see differently, focusing on contrast, details, and try to analyze the tonal ranges of black and white photography. 

I'm not sure if it was a success or not and I'm really ready to add color back in to my life. However, it has been an exciting month and I'm pretty happy with my own personal growth.

 Bennett on his 100th day of school; Little did we know, he would be sent home with the flu later that day.

Bennett on his 100th day of school; Little did we know, he would be sent home with the flu later that day.

 Everett trying to climb over our fence.

Everett trying to climb over our fence.

 Everett came down with the flu.

Everett came down with the flu.

 When you can't find your cape, you improvise with your sisters flowery blanket.

When you can't find your cape, you improvise with your sisters flowery blanket.

 Peek-a-boo is one of her favorite games to play.

Peek-a-boo is one of her favorite games to play.

 Waking up from a much needed nap.

Waking up from a much needed nap.

 Our Queen came down with the flu too and she still is beautiful.

Our Queen came down with the flu too and she still is beautiful.

When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!
— Ted Grant

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