I'm too old to spend time doing what doesn't interest me and my aging body does not like sitting for too long at a time. I admire people who can put in the time editing and processing their photos to produce works of art but that's not what pushes my buttons, I leave it to those who enjoy doing it.
In short, I only half accept this week's challenge. I'll give it a quick go but won't spend too long at it.
On Monday I spent some time switching between normal and black and white settings on the camera. Since then I've changed some of the photos to black and white in Picasa. I like the outcome on this one. I think the little mangrove stumps look more dramatic in black and white.
The rest I simply took in black and white mode. Normally I wouldn't stop on this corner as the view isn't very interesting. I think it looks better in black and white than it actually does in real life.
I like black and white photos when there are obvious contrasts. I think b & w accentuates the difference between these two neighbouring houses at the beach - the big and modern and the small and unpretentious. I think it also draws the attention to the difference between the spikey plants and the soft and rounded.
Approaching home I came across a turkey posing on a fence post. It stayed there while I drew up alongside, while I picked up the camera and turned it on, while I wound down the car window. And then flew off as I clicked. It's not a shot I'd normally take in black and white but I like it. And I like that the turkeys in the long grass in the foreground look kinda creepy and prehistoric!