Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge Black and White May 10, 2009






















This week's Sunday Challenge was black and white. Now, I don't take my photos in b&w and I don't have Photoshop or Illustrator or Quark or any fancy photo enhancing programs on my computer. Hubby does at his office (he is, after all, a graphics designer!), but I'm just a teacher going around with my camera hanging around my neck! I did use Quark Express a few years ago, after he set up a template for me to do my union's monthly newsletter, but I've NEVER used Photoshop or Illustrator. I wouldn't even know where to begin. But, I read somewhere, on another blog, that some people use Photobucket, so I uploaded a couple of photos I thought might be interesting to try to convert to black and white. I also included the color ones for you to see. So, using the Photobucket "edit" mode, I changed these two to b&w. What do you think for my first effort? Sunday Stills for May 10, 2009. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

13 comments:

Paula said...

I like them ~ especially the horse's mane. Really nice!
I've never used any of those programs either. Going to have to check out photobucket.

One Red Horse said...

Cheryl, that mane photo is stunning in B & W. I have to revisit photobuckets editing tools. I have photoshop elements and paint.net which I like for analyzing hoof photos for my hoof trimming. The program I use the most (like always) is Picassa. Love it for its quality and simplicity.

WildBlack said...

Very cool Captures in here. I like the second one the most.:D

thecrazysheeplady said...

Well done!

Ed said...

Very nice, the horses mane looks great..:-)

Andrea said...

Great captures...the horse mane is lovely!

Katharine Swan said...

Happy Mother's Day! :o)

WhimsybyMari said...

I find it amazing how a regular picture becomes spectacular in B&W love the horse mane.

Katharine Swan said...

By the way, Google also has a free program called Picaso that allows you to do some photo editing. I've never used it but my husband used to, and he loved it.

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent! I really like the mane pic.

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

picassa is awesome! You should try it!
Anway great pictures! Love that mane in black and white!

Kelly said...

Well done! I love the mane photo too!

Far Side of Fifty said...

The mane photo is very good, you did great for your first time working with B and W! :)