Photo101 Rehab #17 and B&W Challenge #5

My friend Desley from Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist has challenged me to join in the 5-day B&W photo challenge, where I must post a black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominate someone else to join the challenge. I’d like to nominate my fellow blogger Amy from playing with my first DSLR camera to join me. 

This is also #16 of Photo101 Rehab. You may have guessed that these are two teens and BFF sitting beside each other, fully focused on their smartphones.

Photos captured with an Olympus E-M10. Edited at iPhoto: B&W, Boost and Fade, Blur edge.

To join the B&W challenge, you must post B&W photography for the next five days, and each day nominate another photographer to enter the challenge.


And.. if you didn’t know yet what the Photo101 Rehab is, you still can do.

Once upon a time there was Photo101 course with daily assignments, which ended on November 30 and for that we miss it ever since.

Bloggers from all over the world connected as a strong community; sharing photos, chats and tips, and everyone added a special touch to the course, making it addictive.

Some of us, including me, didn’t want to say goodbye, and started feeling the first addiction’s symptoms, as described by inmate Albert nty6x at his blog Passionately Curious.

“Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

I had to think of something to resolve this.

Welcome to the Photo101 Rehab Center; especially dedicated to some confessed addicts: my fellow blogger and first ‘patient’ Andy Townend, as well as Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy,  Terri, the newcomer Bampa’s Views, and to all others not yet confessed photo101 addicts.

The Rehab rules are simple:

Opening time: Add your link from 04 to 31 December 2014.

Themes: You only need to choose a technique you want to explore or already master but want to share. It is a free theme but bring with it an explanation of the technique you used, as well as any editing effects, so we can all learn from each other.

Vote: If you want you can vote on the photos you like the most. At the last day (Dec 31) of the Photo Rehab you  can vote on the top 10 and celebrate.

How to register: Create a post with your photo, and add it here by using the link below.

Have fun! And thanks for participating.

Here is the link, click below to check all photos and even better, to join us!


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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

17 thoughts on “Photo101 Rehab #17 and B&W Challenge #5

  1. Lucile. no sé como tienes tiempo de llevar al día tantos desafíos.
    Las fotos son de total actualidad, mires a dónde mires, todo el mundo mira sólo a su móvil…
    Y, muy bonitas,


  2. Great portraits of these lovely girls. Their gaze makes the viewer intrigued about what they’re reading…. Perhaps they’re scrolling through your amazing blog, I bet!?


  3. PS Happiest of holidays to you and your family! It’s a relaxing time of year where I too am disconnecting a bit from the usual routine….
    Merry everything and I’m grateful for you and your blog, this year and in 2015 and beyond!
    Many hugs to you from me in NYC!


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