Seven days, seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanations. Challenge someone every day. This game was circulating on Facebook in November and December 2017.
I normally ignore Facebook games and “challenges.” For that matter, I rarely post photos on Facebook. But when a friend playing this game challenged me, I decided it would be fun to have another go at Transcending the Familiar, but entirely in black and white.
Current cameras have a setting that produces black and white images straight out of the camera. But I followed my usual practice of shooting raw files and processing them as color images. Then I converted them to black and white with the Nik Silver Efex Pro plug-in for Photoshop. It offers digital photographers artistic effects that simulate various “wet” darkroom techniques and choices of film, filters, chemistry, and paper.
The rules of the Facebook game called for “no explanations,” but the larger versions of the pictures include information about how I made the images. There are also two extra pictures I didn’t post on Facebook.
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