Monochrome Monday: 15th July 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back two days to Saturday morning.

I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. Conditions were looking good when I got up but when I got to the bay I could see a solid bank of cloud over the mouth where the sun would be rising.

There was never much colour in the sky so I was shooting with the idea of doing a monochrome conversion for Monochrome Monday.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with White Cloud Island on the horizon in the mouth of the bay.

Monochrome Monday: 15th July 2019

Monochrome Monday: Seed Pods.

Monochrome Monday is a conversion of a photo taken on one of my recent walks testing lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

This shot of old seed pods and new leaves was taken on my first outing with a 50mm f/1.4 CCTV lens. I photographed these seed pods last winter and used them in a Monochrome Monday post at the time. Back then I thought they were seed heads rather than pods. I’m now calling them pods because they appear to have split open to disperse seeds.

Old seed pods and new leaves.

Monochrome variegated leaves.

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to one of my early walks testing lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

These interesting variegated leaves were taken on the second outing with a 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens and was one of the shots that made me decide try a couple more CCTV lenses. Going by my minimal notes the lens was stopped down just a little to around f/2.

Variegated leaves in monochrome.

Monochrome Summer Solstice Sunrise.

Monochrome Monday travels back three days to the summer solstice. I had gone down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was some interesting clouds over the bay but not a lot of colour in the skg.

I shot wide to get as much of the cloud in the photo as possible. As a result the patch of colour on the horizon was very small so I decided to do monochrome conversions of the widest shots.

Monochrome sunrise.

Variegated leaves in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday travels back a day and another of my rambles trying out the CCTV lens adapted to fit my mirrorless camera.

I photographed these variegated Hosta leaves after some rain. The variegation and the range of greens in the leaves caught my eye. I thought that the range of tones would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome conversion of some variegated leaves.

 

Squirrel in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday travels back two days to Saturday morning.

I had set up outside trying for shots of the birds and small mammals in the yard. The light was very uneven as the sun was shining through trees that are only now coming into leaf.

This American Red Squirrel was in the shade with sunlight illuminating the grass behind it. I liked the detail in the shot, especially the claws, but didn’t like the lighting in the colour version so did a monochrome conversion to tone down the background.

American Red Squirrel portrait.