|Aged tree - Tehidy Woods, Cornwall|
I love black and white photography. I adore the way in which it draws you into the picture. With no distraction by colour - you simply focus on the image itself.
For me what makes a black and white image so successful is the fact that it never dates. A framed print will never clash with any decorative scheme, and a whole host of images can be placed together and look good.
|A touch of green to add impact|
Black and white is so dramatic. It brings out the lines of architecture to perfection, and is the perfect medium for a portrait. For me, it doesn't work with soft images - it's all about texture, shadow and hard lines - and making a statement.
|Early morning - Alanya Harbour, Turkey|
I was delighted to see that today's #The Gallery theme on Twitter was black and white. I dashed off to the computer - and then was stumped to realise I have no idea where I've stored a lot of my images.
|About the last time I persuaded middle son to pose.|
|Train Station - Istanbul. Such a beautiful building|
Unfortunately, these were all I could find. I'm a little dissapointed - as they're really not the ones I would have liked to post.
|The Blue Mosque, Istanbul|
I'm now going to spend a pleasant coffee break travelling around the rest of the entrants for this weeks theme. I now have the urge to go out and take more photos!