Sisterhood Stories – Highfields Park, Nottingham


I wanted to give myself a little photography challenge – to use just my 35mm lens and to shoot in black and white.  So I took a trip down to Highfields Park yesterday afternoon and had a wander round, just me and my camera.  It was COLD.  It’s the middle of May and it was only 8 degrees – what’s that all about?!

I don’t produce a great deal of black and white photos – I like colour – so it’s quite challenging for me to do something like this.  What I really want to do is bring out the colour in everything, and not every shot lends itself to black and white anyway.  So I’ve picked out the ones I thought were best suited to it, and here they are.


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This is the first post on my new blog that I’ve done for the Sisterhood Stories, which is a blog circle formed by a group of creative and talented women from around the world.  For the next post in the circle, please click here to see Kay’s post.

16/05/2013 - 10:02 am

Boo - Sara these are fab and I think the first large body of B&W pics I’ve seen from you. I’m really glad that you challenged yourself and then shared the results with us – because to hide these away would have been tragic. I can’t think which I like the best – I keep changing my mind… First I think it’s the lady on the bike, because its a photo with a human in it – but then I think no, I actually really love the ones with the uni in the background, because you’ve changed my impression of what Nottingham looks like.

16/05/2013 - 10:06 am - Thanks Boo! I’m intrigued now – what IS your impression of what Nottingham looks like?

16/05/2013 - 4:37 pm

Amarie - Great work! Very dark, moody, and creative. 🙂

16/05/2013 - 4:45 pm - Thank you!

16/05/2013 - 10:13 pm

Isabelle - I love these! They’re perfect for Black & White and I love the mood in all of them! Great work!!

28/05/2013 - 4:42 pm

Christopher Ian - These are excellent Sara, limiting yourself always pushes you to think differently and lets you explore other elements that then don’t constrict your thoughts. Super.

28/05/2013 - 4:44 pm - Thank you! I tried again yesterday, with less success I think! Might blog them tomorrow. 🙂

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