Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Taken by Ashley Ryan


During our visit to America last year, we took a coach trip to Yosemite National Park.  On route to the park the coach stopped at a little place called El Portal, where we came across a disused train and railway.

For Take 1 of the photograph I wanted to create a softer looking image.

For Take 2 I decided to use more contrast in the photograph and to soften the trees and the water-tower.


Taken by Ashley Ryan


And of course no railway… is without its water tower and for this image.. I decided to give it a Sepia tone.

Taken by Bren Ryan


Which to made it look more as if it was out of a Western.

Thank you Cee for running this week’s Black and White Photo Challenge called Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic.  It is greatly appreciated.


7 responses to “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic”

  1. Fabulous pictures. These engines are magnificent.


    1. Thank you Helen.. it was a lovely little place to stop at.


  2. Gorgeous photography for this weeks open topic.


    1. Thank you.. I love these challenges. ..thanks for arranging them xx


  3. Lovely example of a Shay type locomotive – love the water tower too 🙂


    1. Thank you very much xx


    2. Thank you very muchxx


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