Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Taken by Ashley Ryan


During our visit to America last year, we took a coach trip to Yosemite National Park.  On route to the park the coach stopped at a little place called El Portal, where we came across a disused train and railway.

For Take 1 of the photograph I wanted to create a softer looking image.

For Take 2 I decided to use more contrast in the photograph and to soften the trees and the water-tower.


Taken by Ashley Ryan


And of course no railway… is without its water tower and for this image.. I decided to give it a Sepia tone.

Taken by Bren Ryan


Which to made it look more as if it was out of a Western.

Thank you Cee for running this week’s Black and White Photo Challenge called Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic.  It is greatly appreciated.


Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.


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