Photo 101: Water


Ely Black and White framed


Ely 10


Day 3 of Photography 101 asked us to take a photo that included water.  I took this picture recently in northern Minnesota, near Ely.

The original photo was color.  I  used a photo editing thingy to make it black and white.  I added a few other effects as well.   Which do you prefer and why?

I’m trying to understand when black-and-white is preferable to color.




Photography 101: Home

Murphy Hanrehan Park
Murphy Hanrehan Park

The first assignment in Word Press’s Blogging University’s course Photography 101 is to post a picture that suggests home.  Home means many things of course, including the house we live in, and the people we live with.  I am focusing here, though, on the landscape that suggests home to me.  I have always lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the landscape is sometimes flat, but often gently rolling.  I am used to four distinct seasons (with one being especially long), and I am used to water: thousands of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.

This is home.