My Week of Photos - Black and White

This week, I focused on taking pictures with my DSLR of subjects that I thought would look good as black and white photos. When taking pictures with my DSLR, I usually use Lightroom to do some basic editing.  These photos are basically straight out of the camera, just converted to black and white.

 ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/50 sec

ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/50 sec

When the weather is nice, I like to ride my bike after dinner. During the winter though, my bike doesn't get much use. It looks really nice in black and white against my daughter's playhouse in our backyard.

 ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/100 sec with 50 mm lens

ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/100 sec with 50 mm lens

Did you know that two candy canes put together in just the right way make a heart? 

 ISO 1600, f/1.8, 1/80 sec with 50 mm lens

ISO 1600, f/1.8, 1/80 sec with 50 mm lens

This was one of my grandmother's tea cups. She was one special lady and I love having a few things that belonged to her.

 ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/30 sec with 50 mm lens

ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/30 sec with 50 mm lens

My daughter and I are having fun with the Scrabble tiles we have in our entry way.

 ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/200 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/200 sec with 50mm lens

Sure was a surprise to see this Gerbera Daisy blooming in my backyard! Still waiting for my daffodils and tulips to bloom.

 ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/80 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/80 sec with 50mm lens

Yes, I love to bake. Made a batch of Heath Bar cookies this week.

 ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/640 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/640 sec with 50mm lens

Clothes pins are still hanging in my backyard...and I love the bokeh in this one!

 ISO 800, f/1.8, 1/50 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 800, f/1.8, 1/50 sec with 50mm lens

Travel has been on my mind this week since it has been a year since my Compassion trip to Colombia and two years since my Compassion trip to Mexico.

Do you ever take pictures and convert them to black and white?

Now to figure out what I want to practice on this next week...