Black and White Challenge: Open Topic

By: sonofabeach96

Dec 31 2016

Category: Uncategorized


Focal Length:4.28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:iPhone 4S

This week’s Black and White Photo Challenge from Cee’s Photography is a bit of a free-for-all.  Here’s what Cee had to say:

“This week the topic is Open Topic. Anything topic is allowed this week. It is your choice. I think I will just add some of my favorite black and whites from this past year. Show off your best photos or show us some recent photos. It is up to you, I just want you to have some fun with your photography.”

Since it’s an open topic, and I’m seriously in DT’s for my warm weather, sun, salt, and sand, I’ll make an effort to take my mind off of our current temps and gray skies.  Oh, and the 40-friggin’ mph winds outta the north, as well as the impending weather we’re sure to endure for the next two months.  To think warm thoughts, I’ll go with a summer theme for this one.  Here’s my take on it:

From ferry rides across the sound:


To scooter rides down Duvall St.:


Rental houses:


To camping trips:


And, oh man, the powdery sand of Ocracoke:


It’s fantastic surf and sunsets:


And it’s unspoiled dunes:


The freshest of the fresh seafood:


And our favorite island hanging spot:


From diving and snorkeling:


To runs on the Apalachicola River:


To paddling Oyster Creek:


Ah, summer.  I know many who love the cold and snow of winter.  I don’t ever begrudge them their opinion.  But for me, summer is where it’s at!  Here’s to a timid reign of Old Man Winter, and may we warm-weather lovers withstand those times when he points an icy finger at us.

Oh, by the way, Happy New Year to all y’all terrific people.  I think I speak for most in saying, “Buh-bye 2016.  Don’t let the door hit ya’ in the ass.”


My songs of the day are:

“Hots On For Nowhere” by Led Zeppelin

“Summer Was A Day” by Pete Yorn

“The Warmth Of The Sun” by The Beach Boys

“A Door Into Summer” by Joe Satriani

“Riviera Paradise” by Stevie Ray Vaughan

“Look…The Sun Is Rising” by The Flaming Lips

“Feel Good Hit Of The Summer” by Queens of the Stone Age

“Cheap Sunglasses” by ZZ Top



13 comments on “Black and White Challenge: Open Topic”

  1. great shots! Happy New year to you and i can’t wait for summer, either!

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  2. Summer is a state of mind! Have a happy new year, Beach! ☀

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  3. Happy New Year to you and yours! Love your gorgeous pictures 🙂

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  4. I want to ride on that ferry. Looks like fun.

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  5. Love your photos… always do. Hope you have a very happy new year!

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