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My Day Five entry in the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , folks!  This has been a great exercise for me, and I thank +Deb Uscilka for challenging me.  I nominate +Ken Toney for the challenge!  I hope he's up for it.

This is picture of my niece as a flower girl at my nephew's wedding a couple of years ago.  She was supposed to scatter rose petals down the walkway (outdoor wedding), but froze up at the last minute and got all shy.  I did all the work in Lightroom, and had a tough time with some sun dappling on her arm.  So I went with the white vignette to help hide it.  It was tightly cropped, too, as there was a bunch of distractions in the background.
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The gesture of this image is wonderful. You can see her nervousness. You took this challenge and ran with it!

I sincerely hope you enter something in the PSW15 Guru awards. It would be a pleasure to cheer you on!
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Day Three of my pictures for the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge

I took this a few years ago in LA at the Getty Center.  An awesome museum to visit (put it on your bucket list, +Kalebra Kelby!) overlooking the city.  I liked how the sunlight was playing off the stone façade on the side of one of the buildings, lighting up this cross design.  Processed in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom 5.

Thanks to +Deb Uscilka for getting me to look through photos for this challenge!
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You're welcome. We all need a nudge to dig in the archives, once in a while.

I love the textures. I am a fan of opposites and you have found a great example of smooth and rough. Well done! 
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This sounds amazing.  Moose Peterson is one of my favorite photographers today.
 
See what Friday's #WarBirds webcast w/ Moose Peterson is all about! Watch this http://kel.by/WF0AFr & then join us Friday at 7 pm EDT right here: http://kel.by/K1warbirds. Remember by signing up, you could win a 24x16 Moose Peterson metal print from Image Wizards. Three will win!
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Love these webinars!
 
Share-and-Win Post! -> #Aperture users switching to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: FREE LIVE Webcast 7pm ET TODAY with Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski, along with RC Concepcion. $7,000 in giveaways happening during this special event, including: 2 Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablets, 3 Photoshop CC/Lightroom bundles, a Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer worth $1,000, autographed books, KelbyOne memberships, a full Photoshop World Conference & Expo pass and more! Additionally, six Facebook fans who share this post will each WIN an autographed copy of Scott Kelby's book, "Photoshop for Lightroom Users." DO NOT MISS THIS! CLICK HERE: http://kelby.it/wtZN 
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More cool stuff from Adobe and +KelbyOneOnline ! Tune in Wednesday!
 
Just a reminder! Share this message and sign up at the link below for the chance to win a 1-year #KelbyOne membership! ($249 value!) FIVE winners will be picked Wednesday --> Launching our CreativeCloud ResourceCenter! SIGN UP for what's new w/ @Adobe @CreativeCloud http://kel.by/ccresourcecenter
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Thanks for the reminder John!  Just signed up, but will likely need to watch the replay.
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KelbyOne does it again!
 
SHARE to win a one-year #KelbyOne membership! ($249 value!) FIVE winners will be picked on Jun 18. --> Launching our CreativeCloud ResourceCenter! SIGN UP for what's new w/ @Adobe @CreativeCloud http://kel.by/ccresourcecenter
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Well, yesterday I went with smooth and stucco stone textures in black and white.  Today, it's glass and chrome for Day Four of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge .

This was taken on the cruise ship Allure of the Seas two years ago when my wife and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  It's a detail shot of the cabin balconies that overlook the inside of the ship.  Processed in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom 5.6.
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Thank you, +Deb Uscilka! I read so much about photographers that "see" in B&W, but I never thought of myself as one. I guess this has been a good exercise for me. I think I'll expand on this thinking in the future. I really have to get me a website! :-)
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My Day 2 submission for the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge !  I wish I had some info on this flower, but it was a few years ago.  It was taken out in LA during a visit to the Arboretum.  Processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom 5.6. How am I doing, +Deb Uscilka? :-)
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I was fortunate with the lighting (natural), as I remember the area being a bit shady even though we visited around noon.
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Day one of my contribution to the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge .  A simple shot of one of the buildings in Boston, MA with some cool cloud reflections in the windows.  Processed in Silver Efex Pro 2, with some tweaks in Lightroom 5.6.

Thanks to +Deb Uscilka for getting me thinking about photos for this challenge!
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Thank you for your comments, everyone! I've got #2 ready and I'll post it this afternoon after work. This is fun!
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Another addition to an excellent series!
 
If you want to win an autographed copy of the new Digital Photography Book (Part 5) by +Scott Kelby, share this post! (WINNER announced Monday!) #DigitalPhotoBook5 kel.by/K1SMBook5 
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Thats fabulous man.Bravo.
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Shoud be a good show!
 
We are just 1-hour & 30 minutes (or so) from "The Grid" with our in-studio guest Mike "Hollywood" Kubeisy. Our topic is "Is Photoshop (for photographers) dead?" (Yikes!)

Our topic is based on an article we saw this past week and I think it's a topic worth discussing and we really want to hear from you as well, so come join in at 4:00 pm today at http://bit.ly/1mVyTVd 
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My brother sent this to me, and I thought it was one of the best wedding speeches I've heard. Might need a tissue!
+Kalebra Kelby +Scott Kelby I think you'll like this one!
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