View Full Version : ATC: Photo's Black & White - Due June 4th

04-10-2011, 04:43 PM
Due Date ~ June 4, 2011
Sign-up Date ~ None
Withdraw Date ~ None but please let me know so someone else can take part
Number of Cards ~ 3:3
Number of Participants ~ 25
Medium ~ Photographs (Black & White only)

Thanks to hosts on this site holding some fantastic photo swaps I now carry my camera everywhere and take pictures of just about anything. Some turn out ok and some don't. I have found when editing photo's that some not so great pictures look wonderful when changed into black and white.

So for this swap you can take pictures of anything you like (although no nudity please) but the picture must be converted to a black and white picture. You may find (as I did several times) that when they are printed out they dont look as good and you have to start again, but keep going and you will get some great pictures.

N.B. Please print your photo's onto good quality photo paper and stick to card backing. Please DO NOT use oridinary paper as it affects the look and I will have to return them to you.

I would love to see your atc's posted in the thread but this is not a requirement - just helps me at the end.

If you like a card then I would love it if you made comments about it in the thread - I will be trying to match at least one card if at all possible, however, I cannot guarantee everyone will get everything they want.

USA & Canada - Either include $1.00 or loose stamps to the value of $1.00 (or even UK stamps if you have them 1.00)
UK - Large letter stamp - loose (1st or 2nd class)
All Others Countries - Either include $1.00 or loose stamps (or even UK stamps if you have them 1.00).

I will provide the returns envelope for all players but I will require you to enclose your address (sticky labels are great but dont fret if you dont have them).

Write your user name and swap name on the back of all atc's and please remember to put each one into a plastic cover. MOST IMPORTANTLY, please ensure it is the correct size. I will be returning incorrect sizes to you regardless of how close to the deadline you are.

You can leave 'You Rock's' for your fellow players and iTrader for me. I will leave iTrader once the swap has closed.

I have attached a couple of examples.


1 - Withdrawn
2 - SOTO - Recd
3 - Wil Opio Oguta - Recd
4 - StudioBlue - Recd
5 - Evalila - Recd
6 - thl - Recd
7 - Stellaluna - Recd
8 - missmegm - Recd
9 - withdrawn
10 - serendipityunt - Recd
11 - KittyNL - Recd
12 - susanb3258 - Recd
13 - theweavershand - Recd
14 - Withdrawn
15 -catsie - Recd
16 - RedHeartStudio Recd
17 - JBunny - Recd
18 - CameoCheryl - Recd
19 - Withdrawn
20 - Mrs Ragbrutty - Recd
21 - MelanieS - Recd
22 - Tiffany186 - Recd
23 - NancyL - Recd
24 - Fox Artist - Recd

04-10-2011, 05:08 PM
How fun! I love doing black and white! Sign me up please! Is it okay to get them proffesionally printed? My printer doesn't do photos well...

04-11-2011, 12:38 AM
I'd love to play!! B&W photos are great!!!


Wil Opio Oguta
04-11-2011, 01:58 AM
I love this theme. Please sign me up.

04-11-2011, 10:37 AM
Id love to play, too!

04-11-2011, 10:51 AM
Please sign me up too.

04-11-2011, 11:52 AM
I would love to try this one! Can you sign me up please?

04-11-2011, 04:03 PM
Wonderful, everyone signed up and welcome.

a123andpoof - yes it is ok to get them printed professionaly. I think the art is in the taking of the photo and the making of the atc :)

04-11-2011, 08:07 PM
Okay just wanted to be sure! Thanks! this will be a fun swap!

04-11-2011, 11:36 PM
My art skills can suck sometimes, but my I love my photo skills. Please sign me up! I will absolutely love to participate!

04-11-2011, 11:42 PM
Mine will go in the mail this week. -SOTO

Wil Opio Oguta
04-12-2011, 02:00 AM
That is fast :-)) You beat me this time. Love your pictures.

04-12-2011, 02:27 AM
Here are my photos! I will be sending them out closer to the end of the week. :cute:

04-12-2011, 02:41 AM
Gorgeous photo's SOTO, I bet the bear looks great in colour too but I am loving the old barn one.

serendipityunt, great to have you join in and your photo's are perfect. The hook one looks amazing, reminds me a bit of Peter Pan's nemesis :)

04-12-2011, 08:52 AM
I would love to join!

04-12-2011, 01:55 PM
Thanks, Wil. It's a red letter day when I beat you at anything! :)
And, thanks, too, 3katz - yep that old bear does look good in brown! Old barns are one of my favorite subjects to photograph; it was difficult to choose......

Wil Opio Oguta
04-12-2011, 01:56 PM
My cards are ready. Okay, I admit I used pictures which I took in previous years:notworthy:. Anyway, here are the pictures:

04-12-2011, 01:57 PM
serendipityunt, lovely photos! The first two remind me of a Hitchcock movie. The rope and hook is killer, and the capital is awesome!

04-12-2011, 02:02 PM
Great photos, Wil! The second one looks familiar, were we together when you took that?
Bridges are the bomb, and that old tractor - gotta let dh see that one!


Wil Opio Oguta
04-12-2011, 02:06 PM
Great photos, Wil! The second one looks familiar, were we together when you took that?
Bridges are the bomb, and that old tractor - gotta let dh see that one!


Yes, we were. It is from Yellowstone Park. How time flies, that was in 2007:wacko:. The other pictures were taken in Minneapolis town and rural Minnesota.

04-12-2011, 02:28 PM
Welcome to the swap KittyNL & Susanb3258, great to have you both join in, just yell if you need any help :spinny:

04-12-2011, 03:31 PM
id love to play! sign me up please!

04-12-2011, 05:02 PM
would love to play please

04-13-2011, 04:27 PM
Wil, they are brilliant and it doesnt matter that they are photo's you took a while ago, they look perfect for the swap.

Welcome theweavershand & jonquil, your both signed up

04-14-2011, 02:29 AM
I would love to play!!!!

04-14-2011, 03:54 AM
I am ready to send off my photos for the swap! I love the pictures so far shown in the thread:)

CAMeo Cheryl
04-14-2011, 06:57 AM
I would love to do this one!

04-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Welcome everyone, you are all signed up and cant wait to see your photo's.

KittyNL, great photo's, the one with arches looks beautiful.

04-14-2011, 03:35 PM
serendipityunt - great pictures! I love love love that hook!!

SOTO - nice pictures from you as well!!

04-15-2011, 02:28 AM
Here are my pics:


Mrs Ragbrutty
04-15-2011, 11:16 AM
If you still have room I'd love to swap some black and white photo's please.

04-15-2011, 11:26 AM
Love B&W photos! Count me in!
Can you please pm me your address?

04-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Buterfljp2, Mrs Ragbrutty & MelanieS welcome to the swap.

Evalila, they are gorgeous and again I bet they look great in colour. The boat looks fab

04-15-2011, 03:47 PM
I have opened a few more slots as there are always a couple who drop out but I am afraid that 25 is my limit.....will start to get the jitters when it comes to swapping them all out otherwise :wacko:

04-16-2011, 09:35 AM
Welcome to the swap Tiffany186

04-16-2011, 02:47 PM
Great...still some spaces. Please add me. thanks.

04-16-2011, 04:24 PM
Found some pictures of older houses in Hilo that I took for possible ATCS. So now I have 4 cards but I also went outside and took some photos. I guess I will soon be starting my own B and W ATC collection.
this is such a good theme, you could also brnach out another time with just structures black and white, just plants and trees,... just animals.....
However, I know that when you finish a swap and even if its popular, its nice to wait a bit before you put up something similiar

04-16-2011, 05:12 PM
NancyL & Fox Artist, great to have you both join in.

We are nearly full, just one more slot left if anyone wants it :wubclub:

04-16-2011, 09:23 PM
I would love to join this swap!

04-17-2011, 01:51 AM
love the tree reflected in the water - beautiful.

this is my kittie with a rather smug self-satisfied look on her face - thought I would share


04-17-2011, 12:16 PM
sammylouise40, you got the last spot, welcome to the swap.

Fox Artist, those are excellent photo's, the sea with the rocks is beautiful and I adore the mearkat

jonquil, thats a kittie with a huge smile if ever I did see one, she is so cute

04-17-2011, 12:17 PM
ok guys & gals, we are officially full so I will be getting us moved to the active folder.

Its been a glorious day here in the UK :cool: and I have been out and about taking dozens of photos so will have a look later tonight to see if any of them covert to a decent black and white photo.

Dont forget to show us all your piccies if you can :)

04-18-2011, 02:38 AM
My cards are on their way:)

04-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Lovely Evalila, will let you know when they get here

04-20-2011, 11:43 AM
Here are my black and whites!!

04-20-2011, 04:17 PM
oooh your photos are great RedHeartStudio, really unusual. :)

04-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Received atcs from:


Fantastic cards from both

04-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Wonderful photos JBunny, the pier looks fantastic in black and white

04-22-2011, 07:23 PM
my photos.
JBunny, I love the pier! It's fantastic!

04-25-2011, 05:37 PM
My cards

04-25-2011, 05:48 PM
Great pics Tami....Love the waterfall and the cows!!!!

04-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Awesome photo's thl :)

04-26-2011, 04:56 PM
I find myself taking photo's of things I wouldnt have considered before just to see what they look like in black and white. At this rate I am going to take up all the space on the second hard drive....:wacko:

04-27-2011, 04:27 PM
Received some gorgeous post today (makes a change from the junk mail & bills).

Lovely work from:

Everyone's photos look great in the post but you really have to see them to appreciate how great everyones work is.

I will start to leave itraders and thank you's for the ones received this weekend rather than wait till the end of the swap as I notice a couple of people are fairly new and may be in need of the point sooner rather than later.

05-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Hope everyone is getting on ok, just a note to say that nothing has arrived today.

05-08-2011, 12:14 PM
Fox Artist - sorry, I havent been on line for a few days. Will pop over to messages in a moment or two.

Lovely cards received from:

Wil Opio Oguta

05-08-2011, 12:54 PM
All messages replied to :spinny:

I have also left itrader for everyone I have received atc's from except for Wil Opio & KittyNL. Don't worry, its only because you two are in my encaustic swap and I have just left you itrader on that one. I have to wait 2 hours before I can leave any more but I promise I wont forget.

I hope everyone is getting on ok with their photo's. I have been rather busy with the camera over the last week or so but its rained this weekend so it's been a wash out (excuse the pun), if you know what I mean.

Dont forget, if you can post your photo's to the thread that would be great, I love looking at all photo's.

05-08-2011, 11:29 PM
I'm just now getting mine ready to mail. They will go out Tuesday.
I wasn't real happy with the pictures I took for this swap so i went through old ones and transformed them. then it was hard to choose which ones to send. I'm too lazy to put them in my gallery.

05-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Just dropped my photos at the post office! It was my first time to send something to England!

05-10-2011, 05:19 PM
StudioBlue they look great, so unusual and thats what I am loving about everyones work

05-10-2011, 05:23 PM
NancyL, great that you have finished them and I will let you know as soon as they arrive

serendipityunt - I have just moved so have been going to a new post office near me with just the odd envelope for a trade here and there but they have all been for the USA. The postmaster joked to me this week that it would be cheaper if my 'friend' just came back to the UK and would be easier for him so he didnt have to work out the prices.

Didn't have the heart to tell him that in a couple of weeks he is going to get inundated with 20+ envelopes :biglaugh:

05-10-2011, 05:25 PM
I have responded to all messages from last night so if you are waiting for a reply and havent had one just shout as I have nothing outstanding at the moment.

Looks like there are quite a few being sent at once so I will let you all know as soon as they get here.

05-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Here are mine. Ill have them in the mail to you as soon as i have your address.

05-10-2011, 09:10 PM
thanks! i love that one too. i got a new camera recently...one ive been wanting for about 4 years and im loving it!

05-11-2011, 03:03 PM
Wonderful photo's thewavershand, sending you my address in a few mins.

Just popped on to say nothing arrived today folks

05-12-2011, 07:49 AM
Hi, Im sorry I need to withdraw! Life has just gotten to busy! Sorry! I really hope to see another one of these as I really wanted to play!

05-12-2011, 08:26 PM
Here are the pics I am sending.
It was hard to choose, because I LOVE photography and black & white photos! I choose these because they were the most recent pics I have. Hope you like them.
I will be sending these out tomorrow, I need the prints to dry overnight. The extra is for you Angela! Thanks for the fun swap! :cute:




http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=226548 target="blank"

05-12-2011, 09:31 PM
Those are great Melanie....I love the one with the gears & chain!!! :)

05-12-2011, 11:15 PM
the gears and chain are awesome! i really love the perspective on the cat, too!

05-13-2011, 03:58 PM
a123andpoof - you will be missed but thank you for letting me know x

MelanieS - I love the kitty cat but the fourth one is really intriging, what it is?

05-13-2011, 03:59 PM
susanb3258 - Dont worry its not a problem and I will let you know as soon as they get here :)

05-14-2011, 10:17 AM
Two envelopes arrived today from:

They all look amazing :)

05-16-2011, 07:47 PM
thanks, Penny! yours are fabulous! who is that in the window? lovely picture!

05-17-2011, 02:04 AM
awesome! great shot!

05-17-2011, 06:25 AM
My second set of photos is on the way to you. Let's hope they make it!


05-18-2011, 04:52 PM
stellaluna, your photos are beautiful!

05-18-2011, 04:55 PM
catise, they take about 10 days because my postman delivered today, I think he must have needed a wheelbarrow!

Really fantastic photo's everyone, they are all so varied but very well done. So, received post from:



05-18-2011, 04:59 PM
My second set of photos is on the way to you. Let's hope they make it!


I am really sorry SOTO, this is the first time an envelope for a swap has failed to reach me. Post from overseas usually takes about a week, two at the very most and I have had a couple of deliveries since your message so I know its not because they are delayed.

I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

05-19-2011, 05:34 PM
Just popped on to say there has been no post today everyone.

05-21-2011, 05:26 PM
Three envelopes arrived today:

Fox Artist
melanie S

Stunning photo's!

05-22-2011, 08:56 AM
Not long to go now everyone, post is taking anywhere between 5 and 10 days to get here so if you are still holding on to your lovely atc's then I would be thinking about popping them in the post very very soon.


Ruby Opaltones
05-22-2011, 10:07 PM
Hi Shanna
Sorry - I was replying to the Purple swap!!
I didn't notice this was the B/W swap. sorry
My error.
Jess/Ruby Opaltones

05-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Dont worry about it Ruby, pop in and visit anytime :wubclub:

No post for this swap today folks but watch this space :nah:

05-25-2011, 09:28 PM
Have you received mine? I sent them weeks ago.

05-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Two lots received today from:

Mrs Ragbrutty

sammylouise40 - when did you send them? Seven days seems to be the average time it takes to get here from the USA but when I sent my reminders out to everyone who I hadnt received atc's from a couple of weeks ago I did advise to allow 2 weeks as a couple have taken that long. If you only sent them a week ago the chances are they will turn up next early next week.

Just to let you all know that England has a Bank Holiday on Monday so no post gets delivered. If anything turns up tomorrow I will let you know but after that the next delivery is Tuesday next week.

05-28-2011, 12:28 PM
I sent them several weeks ago. About a month ago.

05-29-2011, 09:56 AM
sammylouise40 - I have sent you a pm

The closing date for this swap is looming very close now. I know I sent a message out two weeks ago but if you live outside England and havent posted your atc's yet then there is a very good chance that they are not going to get here on time.

06-01-2011, 05:18 PM
No post came today folks

06-01-2011, 08:08 PM
Sorry I am going to have to withdraw - mind has been elsewhere of late

06-02-2011, 11:27 AM
No problem, sorry to lose you from the swap but thanks for letting me know.

06-03-2011, 10:51 AM
ok, I have just heard from the last player who has had to withdraw so all atc's are in and I will sort them out this weekend.

Returns will be put back in the post Monday night.

Thank you very much to everyone who joined in, a special thank you to everyone who sent me an extra atc (really appreciate it).

I wont be running another swap for a few months as its holiday season :D

You've been great players :wub:

06-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Just to confirm that every envelope bar one has been posted. Last envelope is only because I am waiting for an address from someone.

06-08-2011, 03:38 AM
Received my cards today!!! A big Thank you to CAMeo Cheryl, mrs ragbrutty and theweavershand - and of course to our fab hostess! Off to leave points...

06-08-2011, 07:23 AM
I also received my cards today. Thanks for the great photo cards Evalila, thl and MelanieS! And thanks to Angela for hosting this swap!

06-08-2011, 05:16 PM
Brilliant, they have started arriving so I can relax a little :twitcy:

06-09-2011, 04:02 PM
beautiful returns for me today! thanks so much for hosting, Angela! i love photo swaps! Thanks to:

Evalila- absolutely beautiful Egret! so serene! fantastic shot.
Stellaluna- woohoo, Penny! I got your gorgeous daughter in the window!!
and our lovely hostess- i adore gears and things. this photo is fab-u-lous!!

06-09-2011, 04:50 PM
My beautiful B&W photos arrived today! Many, many thanks to our host, Corrie, for this theme, and to those whose cards I received: CAMeo Cheryl for the Cheetah Rising, missmegm for "Fence", and Wil Opio Oguta for the vintage tractor.
Off to leave URocks and iTrader!


06-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Big Whoops! I meant to say many thanks to our host 3katz !!:wacko::notworthy:


06-09-2011, 07:43 PM
I received my black & white photos today!!! Thanks 3katz for a fantastic swap!!!!
Thanks to
serendipity - hook & ropes / I love love love this photo!!
thl - twin falls / great photo, love the fence line against the falls
mrs ragbrutty - black bird / nice shot, love it!

thanks everyone!!

Wil Opio Oguta
06-10-2011, 04:03 PM
My cards arrived today as well. Thanks to SOTO (barn), JBunny (Hong Kong ferry) and StudioBlue (Minnehaha falls) and of course a big thank you for our hostess.

06-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Wonderful, looks like they are all starting to arrive now. :D

06-10-2011, 10:48 PM
I got mine today......from susuanb, TIFFANY186 and missmegm. Thanks 3katz for hosting. Now I ahve the eginning of another fabulous ATc collection!

06-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Thanks you guys for letting me know they are arriving.

I am going away shortly so if there are any problems could you send me a message and I will look into it when I get back (or before I go if I get it in time) :D

06-18-2011, 03:22 PM
I got my cards today!! I absolutely love them!! Special thanks to Fox_Artist (waves hitting the rocks), susanb3258 (Autumn Trees) and Catsie (Camouflage Insect)! And thank you to 3Katz for a great swap! I really had a lot of fun!

06-20-2011, 01:19 PM
I got my cards today, they are amazing. Thank you to KitlyNL (scooter), NancyL Hawaii (Steps), and StelaLuna (Gargoyle).

Thank you to 3Katz for a great swap!