There is a neat little website that allows folks to share some of their black and white photographs each weekend. The website's host is located in Ireland, and the folks who participate come from the world over. The rules are simple: One photo per person per weekend.
Each contributor for the current week is listed, and you can see all the photos by clicking through the list. Along with the week's list, a selection of photos that are the host's favorites from the previous week are shown.
If you visit this little site and enjoy these photos, you will be visiting with photographers from every continent of the world.
I found this site not very long ago, and immediately wanted to participate. The images here are the ones that I have contributed.
Enjoy these. And please visit the website, The Weekend in Black and White.
On one of our Galveston spring birding trips, we went to a known breeding area for egrets and spoonbills. I managed to capture this image of a lovely Great Egret, still in breeding plumage, tending to its chicks. The original photo was made with a 500mm lens as the egrets nest on a small island in the middle of a pond. The island is protected from predators by alligators and is just overflowing with Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, and Cormorants.
Few places have as much beautiful scenery as Yellowstone National Park. With over 2 million acres there are opportunities to see almost everything nature has to offer. This charming little lake with the hills reflecting in it is but a small example of the beauty that seems to be everywhere in Yellowstone.
I saw this magnificent bird at a zoo in Colorado. This bald eagle is a rescue and has been in captivity for several years. But living in a structured environment does not seem to have affected its dignity and imposing bearing. It kindly posed in profile long enough for me to take this portrait.
By May of 2020 the pandemic had pretty much closed down most public places and activities everywhere. Here is the closed and empty day-tripper picnic area at Galveston Island State Park on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Fixed rows of picnic tables with canopies and charcoal grilles silently waiting for families to return.