Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Animals








Photographs by Xenia Tran, outdoor photographs edited in lr, indoor photographs unedited.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA (outdoor) and Dynamic Monochrome (indoor)


In response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Animals



Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

44 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Animals”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Denise, it is my first attempt at black & white. I love what I am seeing too and I will definitely experiment more with this. Thank you for stopping by and we wish you and your family a blessed festive season xxx

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  1. I didn’t think you had ever posted B&W shots of Eivor and Pearl before. Xenia–these are beautiful. I am a fan of color, but black & white adds a whole ‘nother dimension to your photography. More, please! ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement Lois, I will definitely create more in B&W now that I am learning to use these settings on my camera :o) Thank you for stopping by and we wish you, hubby, Teemu and Parker a wonderful holiday season xxx

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    1. Thank you Cathy, I am pleasantly surprised too and decided to experiment and take part in this photo challenge. I am new to Black & White photography and will have a good play over the holidays. Thank you for visiting and much love to you and Finn :o) xxx

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  2. That last one of Pearl is so darn cute. And, I like how Eivor is blending in with the black couch. These B&W photos do exude a different feeling and vibe somehow. I can hardly believe how well the indoor ones came out, without editing! Keep on playing, Xenia! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Liesbet!:o) The monochrome setting works really well when the whippets are relaxing and I did not want to change anything. Outside they are always moving and I have to adjust the shutter speeds in rhythm with their speed and then the exposures often need some adjusting. I need to play some more with the settings for different light conditions ;o) Thank you for stopping by Liesbet and we wish you all a wonderful festive season xxx

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    1. Whippets are deceptively strong and very fast, sensitive and gentle all at once. They are not blessed with much fur and are sensitive to the cold and wind and our two have more coats than we have! One of our neighbours used to have a pug who was a real sweetie and she also had to wear coats in the colder seasons. Newfoundlanders are gorgeous, they have lots of natural insulation and a lovely temperament. Our first ever rescue dog was a sighthound (a whippet-lurcher cross) and from then on we have always had fast dogs. We love their energy and they need space to have a good run off-leash. They have a strong prey drive too and you have to be alert when hiking and train them for instant recall :o)


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