Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge : Windows and/or Doors.

Now this one I had enough ammunition having done a photo shoot at the N.G. Kerk Moroletta Park .. it is a fascinating building with an auditorium that sits 7 000 people. It is a half moon on the front and such a magnificent construction at the rear.

It has massive glass windows and doors from which the sun reflects.. unfortunately that beauty does not show up too well in B&W… but here are my entry photos….







Sonel’s B&W Photo Challenge; Textures.

Sonel has set another toughie for me this week as I do not take a lot of photos that I could call textures, however I managed to find a few within my vast library of photos that I could convert to the proverbial B&W… enjoy…

Foot Prints in the snow… and paving blocks.




The Texture of a rock face, interesting cracks and sand…




Durban hols 129

To find Sonel’s challenge CLICK HERE..

To see other entries to this weeks challenge CLICK HERE..


Sonel’s Black and White challenge.. Family.


Week 5 : Family

                    (singular or plural – family unit) a man, his wife and their children.

                    a group of people related to each other, including cousins, grandchildren.

                    a group of plants, animals, languages, etc. that are connected in some way.

                    (music) the family of bowed stringed instruments.

                    (collection) several things grouped together or considered as a whole.

     As I don’t have albums full of family photos, and as they are spread far and wide, I have to once again resort to my families of animals and go and convert colour photos once more…

So here is my entry for this week….

Kalagadi 417

Kalagadi 298

Rietvlei 18-10-2012 210

Radermeyer and rietspruit 150

Radermeyer and rietspruit 123


Kalagadi 1321

Kalagadi 1225

Kalagadi 1219

Black and White Photo Challenge…Toys.


       Sonel’s Black and White photo challenge this week was a difficult one for me…TOYS… the only toys I have are my wife and my camera. Now to join Sonels B&W challenge click here.

      I only have one other item that I consider my toy, and this was given me by my Grand Children for my birthday a few months ago… and it is a soap stone carving of a Hornbill sitting in a tree.

      This art work is brilliant and being dark I thought it might make a good subject. So set the camera to B&W and away we went…

       The Shona tribe are known for their carving abilities, and this is no exception with my “toy”. Although known for their stone sculpture, the Shona Tribe of Zimbabwe has a rich artistic heritage, which includes decorative fabric painting using sadza too. Sadza (pronounced sudza) is Maize, a primary basis of their diet.

Well here is my entry for this week…