Day seven of Black & White Challenge


Arroyo Trabuco trail, Orange County, December 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale

This is the last day for the Seven Day Black & White Challenge, as if I was not going to create anymore black and white photographs again. yuk, yuk. I think that it was an opportunity to experiment a bit with some images that perhaps I might not have. So even if someone has not been formally challenged, they could challenge themselves.

As a reminder, this is part of my urban landscape project Path to Somewhere, potentially investigating a life journey. The Arroyo Trabuco trail runs parallel to Oso creek, which is downstream from Saddleback Mountain. So there is usually some water running through here, from a tiny, tiny stream during the summer to a huge flow when we get some rain. This day there was some high, thin clouds that provided a nice light that shaped this landscape that did not blow out the highlights when trying to coax some detail out of the shadows.

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* Limited time print offer: a 7 x 7″ black & white print is available for 24 hours after this post for a special price of $150 USD plus shipping. This black & white print size regularly sells for $300 USD. Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matte (305 gsm), paper size is 8-1/2 x 11″, Edition size of 10 and the print will be signed and numbered in pencil. email me: for details.



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