The lanterns in this photo are really a glowing bright red, but I think with the colour removed you are more aware of the shapes. (You can see the colour version here.)
This photo seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day on Sunday. I was initially going to call it “Get a room!” because this couple’s behaviour was far too amorous for a public place! (You can see the ‘public place’ in this photo. They were on a chair on the left.)
This is a St Andrew’s Cross spider, so-named because of the bright zig-zag ‘decorations’ that can form a full or partial cross on the web. (This spider has so far managed only one arm of the cross.) I came across it while walking along Cremorne Point on Sydney’s north shore. The colours and patterns of the markings are beautiful, even in black and white. The feature photo at top is the same spider but seen from below, and looking very monster-ish with this treatment — but don’t worry, the bite of a St Andrew’s Cross spider is not toxic to humans, and they are not aggressive.
Cee’s black and white photo challenge this week is anything that begins with an S.
For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge with the theme of clouds in black and white, I have a few photos taken while sailing in the Indian Ocean. Sunrises and sunset do look rather odd without colour, but the clouds themselves are still dramatic.