Temporal video segmentation is the primary step of content based video retrieval. The whole processes of video management are coming under the focus of content based video retrieval, which includes, video indexing, video retrieval, and video summarization etc. In this paper, we proposed a computationally efficient and discriminating shot boundary detection method, which uses a local feature descriptor named local Contrast and Ordering (LCO) for feature extraction. The results of the experiments, which are conducted on the video dataset TRECVid, analyzed and compared with some existing shot boundary detection methods. The proposed method has given a promising result, even in the cases of illumination changes, rotated images etc.