Thursday, February 9, 2012

lucia, etc. photo challenge // black and white love.

Welcome to lucia, etc.'s second photo challenge! I was thrilled at what I saw last month, and can't wait to see what y'all come up with this time.

So, it's February. Already?! Obviously, February is "the month of love," and Valentine's Day happens to be a mere five days away. I was going to go with hearts, but then I decided not to be cliche, and try to think up my very own idea.

This month's challenge is black-and-white love

...In other words, you can capture anything you like that shows love--your sister cuddling her kitty, a bride and groom sharing a kiss, an older couple holding hands, a mama horse nestling her baby, a girl holding up her hands in a heart-shape, two good friends...or (this is an update, since so many people are doing it), it can be something you love. It just has to be in black-and-white.

Because if you haven't noticed, I'm a black-and-white kinda girl. :]

Bonus points (er, more gasps from me) if you use your black-and-white creatively. Like, instead of just editing your photo plain, original black-and-white, use different tones--sepia, daguerreotype, if you have them, different color filters on your camera (I just got a very awesome purple hues filter).

So. Grab your camera (or your computer's picture folders, whatever is most handy), take an amazing shot, and then come back here and link up your blog post, flickr photo, or whatever you want to use to link it up. Just fyi:

-"Linking up" means to copy & paste the link to your blog post containing your photo, or the link to your photo on flickr, into the linky box below. Just submit your name, and voila! You're all "linked up." 

-Please include the button in your post, or beneath your flickr (etc.) photo, give the link to this challenge. That way, others can join in, too!

-If you can, visit other entries and give them some support. :) Everyone likes a comment or two! 

Have fun--I can't wait to get started. :) This challenge ends on February 27th, 2012. Finalists will be announced by the 29th, and we will all vote on a winner the following week. But the 'contest' is just a side thing: the main goal of a challenge is to get your creativity flowing!

lucia, etc.  



  1. I linked up...but it's not showing. Is something wrong?

  2. Hi Lucia!

    I think I'll try entering this month! I do have a question, though. Are we allowed to edit our pictures on, say, Picnik? I'm not really even sure how to turn on the black and white option on my mama's camera (the one I use).

    God bless you!
    Joy :D

  3. Horray black and white.

    I'm all linked up. =)

  4. Eep! I love black and white. Count me in; I will link up in a couple days!

    By the way - I'm not even kidding, the photo in this post looks just like something straight out of the early 1900s. Great photo and edit, my friend!

  5. Sounds splenderific Lucia! :) I'm excited about this!

  6. I entered!! This is my first photo contest since I started my blog... :) I'm so excited to participate :)
    Thank you!!


  7. YES! love your photo challenges!
    This weekend I'll be taking so I'll link up sometime this week! :)

  8. I'm all linked up! + I posted about it on my blog with the button :)


  9. Awww? Is that your sister? I loved the AG dolls when I was little too. Is that Kristen? <3

  10. In answer to your question, the 'love' is because the title of your post said lucia ect photo challenge// black and white 'love', so I thought that was the title of the challenge. :-)

  11. and by clicking on that, it will link back to your post. :)

  12. I might have accidentally linked up twice, because it wasn't working for me the first time. just so you know :)

  13. Hey girl! I'm so sorry :/ yeah...I might just replace the pic. Sorry for any trouble I caused! :P

  14. i love this idea, lucia! i think i might link up : )

  15. i've done my post, but for some reason the buttons won't show up properly on my post! i can't use it, but would still love to it possible to post my entry and just have a link to link up?
    i'm just going to go ahead and publish it, but if you disagree, i can delete my entry.
    Holly xo

  16. So sorry...InLinkz doesn't seem to be working:( Here is my link so long. I'll see if it will work a little bit later!

    Lots of love,

  17. Lucia... I really want to enter this, but my blog is open to invited readers only. Can I leave the link to go directly to the photo? I will still put the challenge button on my post. Thanks!

  18. I had to scramble in all my files, but I finally found something... so I'm joining the challenge =D.

    ~Joy @

  19. @Hannah:

    Sure you can! :] I would reply directly to you, but I can't find a blogger profile..


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