One of my facebook friends got me involved in a 5 day black and white challenge. Post one black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominate others to share as well. It has been so much fun that I wanted to share my shots (some new and some not) that I posted as well as a bunch of others I dug up in my massive archives (not easy and I am sure there are others). I love black and white and the challenge was a good reminder that I need to pay attention to the textures, contrasts and subtleties that I don't pay enough attention too. It is so easy to get distracted by the colors! These have some different black and white effects applied - I might just have to go out now and try shooting pure black and white - which when I started photography back in 8th grade was all we had. Enjoy!