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10 November 2017

Seven Days, Seven Black & White Photos, Some Explanation

There's this black and white photo challenge going around Facebook. The instructions I got were:
Seven days, seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Tag someone to invite them to join.

Surprisingly, I followed the rules and posted my photos without explanation. But I was dying to explain just a little bit. It was all I could do to restrain myself from adding words to each Facebook post. Because, I like words. Words are good.

So, here are some words which provide some explanation about my photos.

Day 1 - Winch Handles


I took this photo at a marine consignment shop in Stuart, Florida. In the cozy mystery I'm working on, one of the murder weapons is a winch handle. I'm thinking of designing some sort of nautical based Clue game. Something along the lines of, >>The Captain committed the murder in the galley with a winch handle.<<


 Day 2 - Indiantown Marina


We're currently living aboard our boat in Indiantown Marina, which is between Lake Okeechobee and Stuart, Florida. There are alligators, turtles, and armored catfish living in this water. We also get the occasional visit from manatees.


Day 3 - Killer Bunnies


This game is so much fun! It's called >>Killer Bunnies<<. Here's a top tip - read the weapon cards thoroughly before you play them. I didn't and ended up killing all of the bunnies on the table, including my own.


Day 4 - NaNoWriMo


I'm participating in NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) again this year. It's an insane challenge in which you try to write a draft 50,000 word novel in November. My trusty Guardasaurus keeps an eye on me to make sure I hit the word count each day.


Day 5 - Schooner


Cute puppy, huh? Her name is Schooner. She belongs to Tracie and Steve from Sailing Saga Sea. On their way back to Texas from Miami, they stopped by Indiantown Marina to say hi. Always fun to meet fellow bloggers.


Day 6 - Spices


I walked up to the local grocery store the other day for a few odds and ends, including cumin seeds. I've found that the Hispanic lines of spices can be far cheaper than some of the other brands I'm used to buying. And as a bonus, you get to practice your Spanish while you shop. >>Mas semillas de comino por favor.<<


Day 7 - Chaos


If you live on a boat, you quickly learn this one simple rule - >>Anything important that you need will be located in the most inaccessible part of your boat<<. I needed to get my sewing supplies out of the v-berth. This involved moving everything out of the v-berth and creating chaos in the process.

If you had to post seven photos of your life, what would they be of? Do you prefer black and white photos or color ones?

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34 comments:

  1. I didn't participate because everything worth photographing in my life is people. I may do a series of black and white people photos.

    Deb
    SV Kintala
    www.theretirementproject.blogspot.com

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    1. You should do that - it would be interesting to see your photos.

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  2. That does look like a total mess.
    Cute pup.
    Killer Bunnies? Will have to look for that game.

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    1. It's a really fun game - worth checking out.

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  3. I don't take any B&W photos, but I love them. There's just something about the old black and white (or sepia) pictures that seem to capture the moment more vividly than color. I have some sepia pictures of some relatives taken in the early 1900s, and it's almost as though their essences were captured in those pictures. A long-lost moment in time, but I feel like I experience it wnenever I look at those old pictures.

    Good luck with the NaNo!

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    1. I love old sepia photos. Neat that you have some old ones of your relatives.

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  4. What a fun challenege! I like the Killer Bunnies the best - makes me laugh!

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    1. I can see you guys playing Killer Bunnies. Hastings would love it :-)

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  5. I didnt like that part of it as well... thanks again for tagging me. 😡 hahaha. Oh and thanks for the mention. 😚

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  6. Wonderful BW photography ~ favorite is the doggie ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. I've seen most of these on Facebook, but it's nice to see an explanation. I can so relate about boats. Everything in its place and if you need something it will require tearing half the boat up to get to that thing. I can so relate.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

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    1. Fellow boat owners can definitely relate to the chaos photo :-)

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  8. Killer Bunnies? Sounds like the perfect game for the family this Christmas (if I can ever get my nieces and nephews off Cards Against Humanity)!

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    1. Cards against Humanity? I'll have to check that one out. Sounds interesting.

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  9. I love black and white photos in general. I really like the one here of the marina. And your Guardasaurus is cute, um, I mean, terrifying. :)

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    1. Yeah, that's the problem with Guardasaurus - he's more cute than terrifying and doesn't always do a good job keeping me in line.

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  10. B&W photography is so beautiful.

    I'm going to check out the Hispanic area in the grocery store tonight.

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    1. Hope you find some interesting things when you're grocery shopping.

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  11. The Guardasaurus seems to also be in a position counter to writing. He's blocking the spot for your right hand! He might be more of a hindrance than help. Beautiful images. I personally love the first one best.

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    1. He's kind of like a cat in that way - always wanting to sit on the keyboard.

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  12. I would SO buy, and play a nautical Clue game! It would also have to be designed to be a small travel version. Wheels in the brain go round and round.... players would need to tie knots, the playing board could be a chart, swabbie, ensign, midshipman, rear admiral...... oh the fun!

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  13. That dog has a mischievous look in his eyes!

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  14. Killer Bunnies, huh? I think I may have found a Christmas Present for my kids. It looks hilarious. And oh, no thanks to those armored catfish. Those give me the chills. But i'll take a manatee anytime!

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    1. Supposedly armored catfish are a big delicacy up north. Personally, I wouldn't eat any fish that swims in the marina. Way too gross of water in there.

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  15. Awesome photos! You have a good eye. I normally prefer black and white photos but, for some reason, the wedding photo I had professionally framed now makes me wish we'd had it printed in color. I guess it's because I so liked the cream color of my gown. Oh, well. Happy Writing! Now I need to get back to my own. Those 50k words don't write themselves. ~grin~ Be well, my dear.

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    1. I wonder if you can get a new print of it in color. Might be neat to see the two of them side by side.

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  16. Working on a similar blog post ourselves. I noticed the B&W challenge made me focus more on details, and textures.

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    1. You guys had some great photos as part of the challenge. Looking forward to your blog post explaining them.

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  17. I've been crossing my fingers and hoping no one tags me in that challenge, because I have no time! But I think you did a great job. Love the puppy.

    Hope your NaNo's going well. I've run pretty far behind, but I'm determined to catch up.

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    1. One day when you get time you should do it. I'd be very interested to see your photos.

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