The frisky fox – Black & White photo challenge, Day 1

I think it’s the first time I participate to a blog challenge….  I was invited by Diana and Jim from exploRVistas, full-time RVers, to take part in a five days black and white photo challenge. At the beginning, I was a bit sceptic, because I’m not used to do black and white pictures. I welcome all tips to help me improving myself ! I hope you will enjoy the result :-)

Today is Day 1, and I’ve decided to share with you a picture of my last trip to Iceland that took place during summer 2014. I miss Iceland so much, this fascinating nature and breathtaking scenery. One of the most unexpected moment of this trip was our little encounter with the cute little Arctic fox on the parking lot of a guesthouse, in Heydalur (Westfjords).


We were curious about the presence of the little fox on the parking lot, so we asked one employee about it and she told us that some hunters killed the mum by mistake, and that her two cubs were left alone. Her and her brother were found in the surroundings of the guesthouse. So the people at the guesthouse decided to keep the little girl, and the The Arctic Fox Center in Súðavík took the little guy. If you want to see the colour version of it : Icelandic Road Trip – An Arctic fox and Northern lights.. what else to dream about !?

As part of the challenge, we are supposed to invite another blogger each day to join in. It’s the hardest part of the challenge, I would love to invite each of you :-)

I love John’s work at The Book of Bokeh. I’ve been following since my first steps on wordpress, and therefore I would like to invite him to join this challenge. He’s very inspiring, especially with his macro shots and I love his quirky sense of humour ! I share his love for the bokeh effect in photography, aka the out-of-focus areas in a picture. Even if he decide to not take part in the challenge, it’s not a big deal, but I will still encourage you to have a look at his blog, why not his last post to try to guess what he was trying to photograph  :-)

There are only 2 rules to follow by accepting this challenge:

1.Post a different black and white photo of yours each day for five consecutive days.

2. Nominate a fellow blogger on each day to continue the challenge.

See you tomorrow for the next post !


56 responses to “The frisky fox – Black & White photo challenge, Day 1

    • Hello Takami ! How are you ? It has been a long time ! Did you enjoy your Easter weekend ? :-) I wanted to nominate you but I’ve seen that someone else already did ;-)

      I love this little fox, she was so cute :-)


      • Hello my friend! Thanks a lot for your reply. Unfortunately, I was feeling sick last week, and couldn’t check my blogs :( But, I feel better now, and starting to ‘catch up’ on all the posts. Thanks for considering me for a nomination. Yes, someone has nominated me, but I haven’t been able to accept the challenge yet. I hope to do it soon :)


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  2. Lovely fox, I still remember from the original post. I like your black and white version, it has good taste and the white background highlight and frame nicely the little guy :-)


    • Thank you ! I played a lot with the options in Photoshop, not knowing what I was doing to be honest. I’m not used to post process images to black and white, I still need to practice… a lot ! My main problem with b&w is that it lacks some depth. I’ve tried with landscape and it was a disaster ;-)

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  3. I am sad for those little foxes, man is hard sometimes.
    The fox cubs are in good hands.
    The black and white is beautiful, congratulations.
    Have a nice day.


  4. Very gorgeous animal! The picture is beautiful. <3 It's so much better to meet them close to their own habitat, rather than in captivity.


    • I agree, it’s always more interesting to see them in their natural habitat, but sometimes, it’s difficult. So, I still like going to zoo even if I much prefer the first option. We were feeling like kids when we saw the little fox :-)

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