Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black & White vs Colour

Black & White or Colour

I love colour photography. Once I had bought my first roll of colour film back in about 1971 I really didn’t want to use anything else. However, since joining in with Cee’s challenges I’ve found that black and white photography can be enjoyable too. Sometimes turning a photo to black and white can actually improve a bad photo. Of course with digital photography I can have the best of both worlds. I take photos in colour and change some to black and white to see how they look.

I still love colour. I prefer the colour version of this first photo for example. However, black and white or sepia tones can make a photo look more “old timey” or accentuate the lines of a building so I’m glad that I started to learn more about it.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


    • Royal Caribbean have, or had a huge number of ships and did upgrade several of them in recent years including Explorer of the Seas which we sailed on soon after its upgrade. However, Ovation was a brand new ship in its first season of Pacific cruising in 2018 when we went. We actually followed the news about it being built before deciding to cruise on it. It is one of their largest ships. If we were ever to cruise again I think I would prefer one of the mid size ships like Explorer or even a smaller one like Radiance of the Seas which was very popular with Australian cruisers. Ovation was lovely and we could usually find a place to sit that wasn’t crowded but it was hard to find somewhere to get away from the dreadful pop music that they played in almost every public area. Ovation’s library didn’t have any tables so we could not use that for Scrabble as we did on Explorer. We spent a lot of time in the Windjammer buffet where we found a quiet spot to play board games. Luckily that was open nearly all the time.


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