Dogwood Challenge 2019 Week 3

A friend told me about the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge. I decided to take up the challenge as a means of getting more practice with the camera. Unless otherwise noted, all images are presented as taken with the camera, no color correction, no exposure correction and no cropping.

The challenge can be found here ( for anyone wanting to join me.

WEEK 3 : Inspiration : Black and white – Your inspiration this week is to simply take an amazing Black and White photograph of any subject you want.

I don’t necessarily think this is an AMAZING Black and White photograph. However, the feeling I get looking out the back door at fresh undisturbed snow while cozy in my home drinking coffee is amazing. For this image, I placed the camera on a tripod and slowed the shutter speed in hopes of catching a blur of snow flakes falling. Unfortunately, white on white doesn’t show up very well.

TREATMENT : Using Lightroom, I added the B/W treatment and I cropped the image to put the table in the center third.

Camera : Nikon D5500
Lens : AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
f-stop : 22
shutter speed : 1/3
ISO : 100