Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

It was a beautiful (but cold) day here on Sunday, so we took a family trip to Riverdale Farm. These photos were taken on a trip to the same farm earlier this winter, but Sunday’s trip inspired me to share these for this week’s photo challenge.

riverdale farm triptic


  1. Beautiful depth to your photographs. I found your blog since you commented directly above me on the challenge post. So happy I did. I too have two young boys, looking forward to following you and enjoying your photographs, you have a great eye for detail!

      1. You did a good job. Especially the last B&W one is good because of the depth of field and the contrast between the black hat and white lamb. In my opinion you’ve managed to capture the curiosity of a child in that photo.

      2. Thanks, I appreciate it. Ya, I’m trying to be more aware of contrast in my images in an effort to increase the visual interest of my photos.

        Thanks again for the feedback.

  2. Very good series of images here. I like how the different angles you shot your last two images. Black and white images… There are some subject matters that simply lend themselves to be converted to black and white vs color.

    What was your process for converting the images to black and white? For example, does your camera allow you to select “monochrome” from its menu? Or, do you convert the color image in post processing?

    If you use Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, or another program, checkout “Silver Efex Pro” at Nik Software website. You can download their collection on a trial bases. The software is amazing and so easy to use. If you are interested in trying and get stuck with how to use it, drop me an email.

    1. Thanks again for the great comment Rick, I really appreciate the conversation.

      Yes, my camera does allow me to shoot in black and white, but I typically make the conversion in Lightroom 5. I picked it up last year and have worked pretty hard on learning all the different tools. I’ve learned a lot, but still have a long way to go.

      I’ve heard amazing things about Silver Efex Pro, and hear that there’s really no substitute. All of the processing I do is simply done by feel and taste. I’d love to add some presets, but for the moment I’m just trying to figure things out on my own. I love the post process work though.

      Thanks for the comment about the angles as well. Being a farm, there are leading lines everywhere, and I always try to get to the level of my subject to increase the intimacy of the image for the viewer.

      Glad you liked them.

    1. Thanks for the comment, and thanks for visiting.

      Yes, I’ve almost become obsessed with diptychs and triptychs lately, so this most recent photo challenge meshed perfectly with my current interests.

      I’m glad you stopped by because I’m not sure I would have found your amazing site otherwise. I love to travel and love what you’re doing over there so I’ll be following along with interest. It doesn’t hurt that you write about San Fran… which is my absolute favorite city.

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