Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood on Saturday morning.
It was cloudy and dull with a few inches of fresh snow so I was looking for potential monochrome conversions. I spotted this fence with snow on top and a drift behind it. I added film grain when doing the monochrome conversion as it helped give the snow more texture.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself.
Having been taking photos for over 40 years I had a few ideas for the challenge and changed my plans for the post several times. Eventually I decided to pick one image from each decade.
Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland in 1985. After 3 days of rain it stopped for a while.
Male and female American Avocets on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1995. I spent an hour with the birds, the only sighting of the species I have had.
An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in 2008. I went down to the shoreline for the sunrise and stayed for a while checking out what birds were around.
Rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in 2017. The rain was too heavy to stop for a shot of the rainbow over some trees in their autumn colour. A quarter mile later the rain had eased off enough to stop.
Snow overlaps a field stone retaining wall. A follow-up of sorts to last week’s One Word Sunday challenge Layered.
This is the same field stone retaining wall a week later and my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Overlap.
When this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge was posted I was working on my Christmas card for 2019. Rather appropriate for the Christmas Preparations challenge.
I always make a double sided card with a vertical image on one side and a horizontal image on the other. That gives people the option of choosing which photo to display and allowing them to stand or hang the card in either orientation.
The vertical shot on this year’s card, an Eastern Chipmunk posing in the grass.
The horizontal shot on this year’s card, a hodgepodge of tree trunks in the autumn.
Chantry Island at sunrise in winter.
Lake Huron, Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
Two backlit Sandhill Cranes in a hay field soon after sunrise.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Two of Anything.