Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Black and White - group 4

We're currently in the desert, in one of the two places where California, Arizona and Nevada meet. Very busy doing and seeing some fantastic things. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these black and whites, from everywhere. You might have seen a couple of them in the past.

 Japanese businessman

Oceano Dunes 

 Mid-day desert moon in Yuma

Nap time


  1. The dunes one is stunning. You really should put together a book of your photography, Pat.
    And thanks for posting my book in your sidebar! Seven more weeks...

  2. LOVE the black and white images!
    Cheryl Ann

  3. Pat, these are ALL fantastic photographs! I lived in Japan for a summer, so the one of the two Japanese business men brought back memories of my time there.

    And the one of the Oceano Dunes is STUNNING!

    Hope you're having a great time on your trip!

  4. I especially like the Oceano dunes and the mid day moon over Yuma. Love the shadows and ripples in the first & the vanishing point in the other.

  5. Superb captures as always, Pat, and the very best way to start my day!! Thank you for sharing! Love those snoozing ducks!! Hope you have a beautiful day!

  6. Superb captures as always, Pat, and the very best way to start my day!! Thank you for sharing! Love those snoozing ducks!! Hope you have a beautiful day!

  7. I love these!! Especially the dunes and the birds. So beautiful!!

  8. Really nice pics!!! Love the dunes and the birds!!!

  9. I love your black and white photography! The dunes and the birds are especially nice! <3

  10. Great photos! Dunes and naps always works!

  11. I'm with the others, the dunes are amazing.

  12. These are great photos but that one of the dunes is stunning. Hope you are doing well!

  13. Beautiful photos. But you've got me confused - where's the second place where California, Arizona, and Nevada meet? I can only think of one...

  14. Black and whites are my favorites. these are THE BEST of any I've ever seen. Stunning!!

  15. Nice shots, I really like the trains. Are you holding up in Laughlin? I've been there in the winter and it is nice, but I couldn't imagine living there in the summer.

  16. Sounds like you are having a fabulous time... I'll bet we get to see photos sometime from where you are now!!!!!!

    Great B&W's... I especially love "nap time"...

  17. The dunes are beautiful in B&W --- otherworldly beautiful.

    The businessmen look like children dressed up, but I am old. Everyone looks young.

  18. I've seen those looking trains passing through Felicity CA. If you've not dropped by Felicity -- I recommend you do. You pass it on the way to Yuma

  19. I love these photos, Pat. They have a different feel than your others. Very nice, evocative scenes.

  20. Alex J. Cavanaugh - Thanks Alex! Nice of you to say that. You are most welcome about your book.

    trav4adventures - Thanks so much Cheryl Ann!

    Ron - Thanks Ron! Summer in Japan, is the one time, I'm not so fond of it. We are having a great time!

    TexWisGirl - Thank you very much!

    California Girl - Thanks! I like those two a lot also.

    Sylvia K - Thanks Sylvia! Those ducks were so darn cute. I had a great day and hope to have another tomorrow.

  21. Baby Sister - Thanks so much Amanda!

    TheChieftess - Thanks! Those seem to me the most liked.

    Ms. A - Most thanks to you!

    Pam Tucker - Thanks Pam!

    Brian - Thanks! I'm in total agreement with that.

  22. Wayne (Woody), whatever - They were amazing and right on the beach.

    Bouncin Barb - Thanks Barb! I am doing very well for an old guy.

    William Kendall - Thanks! I got a lot of sand in my shoes taking that shot.

    Al - I am the one who is confused, because you are right.

    Ann Best - Wow! Thanks so much Ann. I really appreciate the nice words.

  23. Sage - Thanks! We are about 20 miles downstream, near Needles. We'll be going to Laughlin tomorrow. The AVI Casino and Hotel have a Friday night snow crab fest for 20 dollars. Huge snow crabs! I will be eating little else.

    Betsy Adams - I am having a great time! Taking plenty of photos also. Thanks Betsy!

    Sallie (fullTime-Live) - Thanks Sallie! I agree, otherworldly and surreal. Nah, your not old, he was very young.

    Pasadena Adjacent - I do know Felicity. It's the center of the universe. - Thanks Robyn! I love the "feel" of the photo with the train in it.

  24. More great photos. I guess we can expect to see some photos where you've been recently sometime in the near future.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

  25. gorgeous black and white shots my friend! the dunes one is STUNNING!!
    happy weekend¬

  26. Arlee Bird - Thanks Lee! As to photos from where we are now, oh yeah!

    Betty Manousos - Thanks so much Betty! Happy weekend to you also.

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  28. Excellent black and white series. Always nice to change things up every once in a while! Love the Oceana Dunes!

  29. I think I need to take a course with you when it comes to monochrome photos. You cover every aspect of subject, but maybe the train wins with me (but the Japanese businessmen come close!)

  30. Love the dunes! I've been wanting to do some black/white photos, maybe now is the time.

  31. Nice. The dunes and train are classic. Enjoy your blog break :-)

  32. When Commenters choose their favorite of your pictures, it works like a Rorshach test! For me it's the birds--I've never seen feathers rendered so lush and soft--the completeness of their sleep--and the dream whites and greys.


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