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Straight Up

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point prompt.

It’s also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking up at some bare trees on the South Bruce Peninsula in winter. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood with a fisheye lens on the camera.

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In the Water and On the Water

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: In or On Water prompt.

I started out considering all the bird species I have photographed on water before thinking of photos of rocks and boulders in water.

Then I remembered the tree stump that appeared at Hurleston Reservoir when the water level dropped and I realised that I could go with in and on water with a single photo.

Winter plumage Black-headed Gulls swimming around and standing on a tree stump in Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

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Trees in the Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold Things prompt.

I decided it was going to be an image from my archives. In fact I’m going almost as far back as I can go in my archives.

The original version of this image was taken in the mid 1970s on a Zenit E camera. Those negatives got damaged (or lost, I have forgotten what actually happened to them). So when I got an Olympus OM1 in 1976 I reshot the scene at the first opportunity.

Trees in snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

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Fence in the Snow at Dusk

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of a set of photos that date back 40 years to Christmas 1980.

I spent part of the Christmas holiday in a cottage near Silsden, West Yorkshire. One afternoon I set up a camera looking towards the nearest town and took a photo every 15 minutes as the sun set and darkness set in.

This is a monochrome conversion of a shot taken at dusk after the lights of the town came on.

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Candid Shots at the Ploughing Match

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Candid Shots prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the photos I had copied from the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

When I was editing the copies I had noticed that everyone, competitors and spectators were ignoring me. I thought it was unusual, normally someone is looking at me.

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Two Ring-billed Gulls

Or, as an alternative title, Mostly Grey with a Splash of Yellow.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Birds prompt.

I decided to do a selective colour treatment of a mostly black and white species. These two Ring-billed Gulls are standing on a dark gray granite boulder with a gray Lake Huron in the background. I hardly needed to do the selective colour treatment.

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Two Ring-billed Gulls on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.
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Curvy Webbing

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves prompt. It is also a continuation of my recent post about my home made sling style camera strap.

Part two gives detail of the webbing loop that forms the strap. This should allow anyone who’s interested to make one for themselves.

This is also my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Sharing as I’m sharing the design with anyone who wants to make one.

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A complete strap in tan cotton webbing. The end of the webbing has been doubled over, sewn and frayed so it can’t pull through the slide adjuster used to adjust the length of the strap.

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A complete strap in black polypropylene webbing. This shows the locking S biner which is used to attach and detach the strap from the camera. The S biner is unlocked.

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Detail of the threading through the slide adjuster on the black polypropylene strap. Rather than double over and sew the end I doubled the webbing back through the slide adjuster. The photo shows the webbing loose so it’s easier to follow. When pulled tight the slide adjuster cannot slide.