On this stretch of Whangaparaoa Road, it is downhill after 50.
But if I’d been able to capture a picture of the ‘road of life’, I think it would look more like an on-going series of hills and plains with some unexpected curves along the way.
And I believe that the longer one travels the ‘road of life’, the better equipped they are to navigate it, except when severely hindered by baggage accumulated in their ‘trunk’.
For Day 2 of the 5 Day B&W Photo Challenge, I share two photos!
The first photo was originally presented in color for Photography 101 back in November of 2014.
My good friend and mentor, Karen of Thurmanovich Photography saw the image and suggested that it was a great candidate for a black and white. The black and white version made it into a guest post that I wrote for Karen’s blog in December, but has never been published on this site.
The second photo was taken on the same day as the first image in Tafahi, Tonga, a very lovely place with wonderful, welcoming people. The young girl in this image reminds me a bit of myself when I was that age. Actually, I am kind of feeling like this today.
There are only two rules for this challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.
For my first entry, I share an image I recently captured when walking along the streets of Auckland.
Borrowing the eloquent words of my friend Michelle Hill, ‘I know that many of my fellow bloggers are regularly asked to participate in these challenges so rather than nominating an individual I’m making an offer to any of you who are interested to take up the challenge’.
I really hope you will join in the fun. And if you aren’t familiar with Yvette’s wonderful blog, you will definitely want to check it our here.