Feel Good Photo of the Day: B&W Fantasy

Black and white photos can elicit feelings of other worldliness and fantasy.



Taken with an iPhone 6s, Edited in PhotoToaster. 10/19/15

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.
Lloyd Alexander

I’ve been reflecting on fairies ever since I found these wonderful mushrooms in my forest the other day.

"CottingleyFairies3" by Elsie Wright (1901–1988) - Scan of photograph. Via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CottingleyFairies3.jpg#/media/File:CottingleyFairies3.jpg

Today is Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge featuring black and white. As I transformed some of the shots of the mushrooms I took into black and whites, I was reminded of the 1917 photos of fairies by two young girls. Does anyone else remember them? The photos were subsequently debunked, but I still find the shots full of fantasy. The fairies were cutouts that the girls posed with, but what a delicious idea! Click on the photo to find out more of the story.

Here are the images I played with on my iPhone trying to evoke that feeling of other worldliness.


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Don’t you think they’re magical enough to attract all sorts of fairies?

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Look closely…

My fairy fantasy was helped by Photoshop, not cutouts, but full of whimsy just the same.

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.

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Oh, and for those of you who can’t quite make out the fairies in black and white, see if this helps…

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8 thoughts on “Feel Good Photo of the Day: B&W Fantasy

  1. Pingback: Sally’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White (Direction of the Light) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  2. lensandpensbysally

    I hope that you are enjoying your new iPhone. Your images do evoke a surreal world, one where the unknown may appear at any turn. The monochrome certainly helps to create that feeling of mystical worlds. Happy Photo Challenge.

  3. Pingback: Feel Good Photo of the Day: B&W Fantasy – Meghan aka FireBonnet | Meghan aka FireBonnet Lite

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