Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Lights

While looking for an entry for Cee’s weekly B&W challenge I found this photo in my archives. At first I thought that it was an example of redundancy—a light pole with a banner of a light pole on it— but after mulling it over I choose to view it as an inspirational event: Perhaps the lowly parking lot light pole wants to grow up and become a sidewalk light pole on the bridge. Or not. Yeah…it has been that kind of day.

Redundant Light © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Light Envy
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved


Update: I have been selected by Cee as one of five Featured Bloggers this week. Thanks to Cee and congratulations to the other bloggers selected for this honor.


  12 comments for “Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Lights

  1. December 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Congrats! Love the effect on this 🙂


  2. December 11, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Nice post-processing. I like your humor about the pole wanting to grow up, lol.


    • December 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      Thanks, Jeremy. I like the editing effect and the “growing up” part only occurred to me as I sat and looked at the final product.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Hi Allan,
    Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.
    I hope you are having a wonderful week!


    • December 11, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      Wow—thank you, Cee. My week just got better, in spite of the weather.


      • December 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        I’m having some weird weather too this week. You are welcome.


  4. December 5, 2014 at 7:16 AM

    Very cool photo. Thanks Alan for participating.


  5. December 5, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Love this shot, it almost looks as though the picture is underwater!


    • December 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      I used Snapseed to add some texture and it looked to me like the photo was printed on a leather surface, but now I can see what you observed (and it may be more to the point).

      Thanks for the comment, Jude.


  6. December 4, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    The idea of a parking lot light becoming a bridge light gave me a chuckle.


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