(Extra)ordinary in Monochrome




“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand






Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,

A Beautiful Blind





Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,




“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~ W.B. Yeats




Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,

Window and Shower Door



Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,





Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,

Bowl of Pho


“Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”

~ Jon Bon Jovi 






Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,

Peppers and Tomatoes




Monochrome, Fine Art, Black and White, Nikon, Shadow,

Good to the Last Drop






(Extra) Ordinary

Categories: Abstract, Black and White, Lines and Shadows, Photography, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , ,


  1. All super fantastic shots Jane, love the bowl of silver pho!

  2. Beautiful and creative take on the theme, Jane 🙂

  3. I love your monochrome series! They are so inspiring. You always get the feel, that makes the most simple thing, simply wonderful.

  4. Thank you. I never thought I would be captivated by a simple set of white drawn window blinds. It’s great to see someone capture the beauty of ordinary things.

  5. Love your quotes, Jane! And your eye! Beautiful light and shadows, all gorgeous in monochrome. Not that we need to pick a favorite, but I just have to say that the bowl of pho is superb! Extraordinary, all!!

  6. An extraordinary post with ordinary subjects… fantastic! You show that these subjects can make wonderful, artistic subject. There’s something about the ‘Peppers and Tomatoes’ that I am especially drawn to.

    • Hi Denise- I’m happy that “Peppers and Tomatoes” caught your eye- I really like the conversion to monochrome, which I think is unexpected since it’s such a color driven image. Thank you for your visit and kind comment!

  7. Perfect! This is my favourite for the challenge so far, lovely everyday studies in monochrome, Jane. Great quotes, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Sounds as if Paul Strand was talking to you, Jane.

  9. You have a very observant eye Jane and it opens my eyes too to how ordinary things can be so photogenic.

  10. Great eye…loving the orchid especially!!!

  11. Beautiful studies of everyday objects Jane. Nicely done!

  12. As appealing as the pho(to) is, the image of the blind really sparks my interest on many levels. The lighting is subtle and the shadows are dramatic. Good job, Jane.

  13. Delicious images. I love the blinds. You have a relationship with venetian blinds that is lovely

  14. You are eyes to the blind. These serve to re-immerse us into appreciating every second with wonder instead of racing to “the next important thing”. That art can be gleaned from a scoop of pho tells us all to slow down and breathe.

  15. Jane, I didn’t want it to end. Very noir effect to some of the photos and all beautiful.

  16. Wow, stunning photographs of ordinary things. Quite amazing.

  17. Always a treat to see the world through your eyes!

  18. Beauty in the everyday, just perfect Jane – didn’t know Jon Bon Jovi was such a philosopher , love his quote!

  19. Great stuff..good photos are EVERYWHERE , it is just a question of seeing!! Ha, ha, you always manage to see very well. xx

  20. Beautiful selection for the challenge, Jane! And you always accompanie your photo’s with such strong quotes!!

  21. Like the ‘shadows’ shot!

  22. I love the way you see, Jane! 🙂 Beautiful photos as always.

  23. Another great set Jane, the Bowl of Pho is a very captivating shot especially with the JBJ quote below 🙂

  24. The blind is such a great photo for this weeks challenge. It’s a challenge for me to post my own photo’s so if you visit, I sometimes write instead. Jackie~

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