Monochrome Monday: 26th August 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a week to an early morning walk around the local town after photographing the sunrise.

I don’t know how many times I have walked past or through this wood structure on Berford Street, Wiarton. I have no idea what it’s supposed to be or represent. The path behind it is steeper than it looks in the photo and leads to a parking area. In the winter it can be treacherous when there’s snow and ice on it.

Wood gateway?

Monochrome Monday: 5th August 2019

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

This time I was testing a 25mm CCTV lens. It was the first outing with the lens when the focusing mechanism first jammed and then stopped focusing on anything beyond about five feet.

Some Bracken fronds with the lens. I rather like the way the light and dark patches in the background have made parts of the centre frond stand out.

Monochrome Monday: 5th August 2019

Monochrome Monday: 29th July 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a few days to an afternoon last week.

With no physiotherapy that afternoon I decided to go for a walk with the camera testing the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens. It would be the first proper opportunity to test the lens as the first test was a quick walk around the yard when I had a couple of minutes.

I had spotted this Umbellifer flower (Wild Carrot I think) on our side road going to work and made sure my route took me past it. Shot wide open as my intention was to test the lens at maximum aperture.

Monochrome Monday: 29th July 2019

Monochrome Monday: 22nd July 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to one of my walks testing lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. In this case a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens.

The variegated Hosta leaves have been a regular test subject for the various adapted lenses but one variegated plant is growing next to a plant with plain leaves. The colour version didn’t really work for me so I tried a monochrome conversion and played with the contrast.

Hosta leaves in monochrome.

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