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Monochrome Monday: 15th June 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to Saskatchewan in the mid 1990s and an inquisitive male American Goldfinch.

I was photographing a small group of American Goldfinches feeding on weed seeds in a ditch when I noticed this male peeking around the fence post at me. The fence post is an old railroad tie (or sleeper to the British) that was splitting. So in the past someone had nailed an old Saskatchewan license plate across the split to hold it together.

 

Monochrome Monday: 15th June 2020

 

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Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a few days and a walk around the neighborhood.

 

Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

 

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Monochrome Monday: 1st June 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.

I was struck by the various shades of green of the newly opened Maple leaves. However, it was a grey, overcast day so rather than blue sky showing through the gaps in the branches it was featureless grey. So I decided to try a monochrome conversion using a red filter which increased the contrast between the various shades of green.

I rather like the way the leaves have become an almost abstract pattern with the branches giving a clue to what you’re looking at.

Monochrome Monday: 1st June 2020

 

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Volcanic Skye landscape

Monochrome Monday travels back 40 years to Easter on the Isle of Skye in 1980 as I continue the exploration of my black and white negatives.

I have forgotten the name of this location, if I recall correctly it’s on the east coast of the island south of Staffin. There are lots of volcanic locations on Skye but a Google search didn’t come up with a name for this one.

 

Monochrome Monday: 25th May 2020

 

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Monochrome Monday: 18th May 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to the Le Mans race circuit in France in the early 1980s as I continue the exploration of my black and white negative files.

This is Team Bike leaving the pits after a nighttime pit stop. Photographed from across the track I like the way the rider departing the pits and most of the pit crew are silhouetted with light on just one of the pit crew and the rider who just finished their stint.

Monochrome Monday: 18th May 2020

 

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Monochrome Monday: 11th May 2020

This week’s Monochrome Monday is from a walk around the neighborhood a few days ago.

Given how blue the skies have been recently I thought a monochrome conversion darkening the sky would be interesting. Plus a spot of colour from the giant red butterfly garden ornament I frequently walk past would add to the spot colour trend I have been on recently.

Monochrome Monday: 11th May 2020

 

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Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to the early 1980s as I continue the exploration of my black and white negative files.

This is hoarfrost on Privet leaves. Photographed in the winter in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. The vertical version of this photo has long been a favourite, I didn’t realise I had also taken a horizontal version until I started going through my black and white negatives recently.

 

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020