was recently challenged to a photo challenge on Facebook. With all of the hype on high dynamic range sensors and general HDR photography, we often forget the simplicity found in a black and white photograph. I'm a firm believer that the best camera is the one you have with you, and while your cell phone, point and shoot camera, or even an entry level DSLR may not be capable of incredible detailed pictures, they are not all "bad" pictures.
If you've got a great camera, black and white photos are even better. The vivid detail captured with high contrast and no color saturation can be spectacular. I was given the 5 Day Black and White Photo challenge by Jay Morrison. This got me looking back through some old photographs and while I couldn't post all of my favorites in that five days, I am posting some extras and a few different ones here.
I hope you enjoy and get some time to go outside and take some pictures and don't worry about capturing the photos highest dynamic range. Capture some great shots, take out the color and show your creativity – without resorting to cheap HDR tricks to impress.