Your pictures: Black and white

image copyrightGeorge Swann
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "black and white", and we begin with this picture by George Swann of Corfe Castle in Dorset, southern England.
image copyrightNicola Kelleher
image captionNicola Kelleher: "The light through the clock face gave the shadows in this photograph, taken in Paris, its monochrome effect."
image copyrightDaniel Furon
image captionDaniel Furon: "Black and white coffee cups and saucers of Cafe de Stijl, San Francisco, California. De Stijl was a Dutch art movement [that started in 1917] and was mainly based on clean geometric abstraction."
image copyrightEddie Dodd
image captionEddie Dodd: "Sycamore gap in Northumberland. The sunrise was disappointing but the scenery wasn't. This was all about the texture of the rock in the foreground against the tree in the background."
image copyrightKizzie Murray
image captionKizzie Murray: "Forgotten Britain is a personal project I've been working on for the past few months on homelessness. Walking through urban streets in Britain, such as in London, Slough and Leicester, for example, I'd walk past homeless people. After a time their faces would linger in my mind, remembering the moments where passers-by would turn the other way pretending not to see them or often cross the road."
image copyrightKevin Donegan
image captionKevin Donegan: "I was returning home after work one day and was greeted by this glorious scene. It was so stunning that I immediately got off the bus and shot a load of images with my Canon EOS 650D (which is pretty much always with me). The scene is looking across East Float Dock in Birkenhead, towards Liverpool. The sky was rich with reds, pinks and purples, but the details came alive when I converted the image to black and white."
image copyrightAndy Booth
image captionAndy Booth: "I spent a dinner hour snapping people walking past. This shot just seemed right."
image copyrightCristina-Ileana Ureche
image captionCristina-Ileana Ureche: "This picture of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was taken during a shower of rain on a day when the weather was changing every hour."
image copyrightGary Cox
image captionGary Cox: "I wanted to capture the harsh texture of the rhino's skin and felt that this would be more obvious if the image was black and white. The resulting picture is definitely one of my favourites."
image copyrightTony Hawkins
image captionTony Hawkins: "I shot with a 10-stop neutral density filter last summer before converting to black and white. I tried to show the rust on the pillar of the pier at Southwold [in eastern England] and I think the conversion suits the image."
image copyrightGaston Maqueda
image captionGaston Maqueda: "The great wildebeest migration arrives in the Serengeti."
image copyrightSean O Riordan
image captionSean O Riordan: "The rays of the sun illuminated the seed heads of the dandelion plants, turning the ground into a sea of silver."
image copyrightAleksandra Walas
image captionAleksandra Walas took this picture at the Field Museum of Natural History, in the US city of Chicago.
image copyrightMichael Ayling
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Michael Ayling. The next theme is gardens, and the deadline for your entries is 24 February. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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