Friday, January 14, 2011

Welcome to Houston in Black & White ~ Monochrome Photo Blog

The Discovery Table in My Classroom ~ Ocean Theme

Visit our host, Dragonstar at to see this week's fine collection.

Background & Personal Notes: I had originally thought I'd post a weekly black and white photo on my other color blog, but after viewing it, it didn't seem the right context. Checked out all of the monochrome blogs this weekend and really enjoyed them. This will be the home of my black and white weekly photos.

Notes on the photo: After posting my top pick (the CAT) on my other blog, I was left with deciding what my #2 photo of the week would be. As I was closing down my classroom for the weekend and after turning off the lights, I noticed the blinds were tilted down instead of up. I went over to fix them and noticed the table of shells. I try to avoid posed pictures, but too much of the desk was showing. I pushed the shells together and had already determined in my heart that whatever happened, happened. As it stands, the single layer of shells and such are nice, but there is one white shell that's 'hanging' on top of the others. Everytime I view this shot, I want to flip this shell over. It's to the lower right of the starfish. I guess it gives the photo unresolved tension..which is good in a way.

My plan is to do something very different each weekend.  So next week outdoor, not indoor;  long range, not short range,  big picture, not vignette.  Moving life, not still life.  I'm 52 and just starting out on this long awaited photo adventure.  This will be my most challenging blog of the three. David/


  1. A really lovely arrangement, and beautifully photographed.

  2. Lovely! Like it a lot :)

  3. One of my favorite photos that I've seen today! I didn't know you had another blog over here. What a great idea! Candace

  4. a great arrangement in BW.

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog. :)

  5. This is an absolutely fantastic picture of wonderful contrasts.

    and congratulations to your very good intentions! My own are very similar ... let's make something very good from it.

    thanks for your friendly comment on my blog :)

    best regards from germany in b/w (I hope colors come back**)


  6. A beautiful composition!
    Love starfish and shells:o)
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***Have a beautiful weekend****


Thanks for stopping by! David/ :0)