Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Candid Photography (human or animal).

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Candid Photography (human or animal).

I had a few human photo ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos of Common Frogs taken in Cheshire in the 1980s. They got so used to me being around the garden pond that they would ignore me.

Common Frog in monochrome.

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Signs.

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

It’s 12 months since I photographed these EMPTY signs and I still find it amusing that some of my neighbours are letting our Black Bears know that there’s no garbage in the cans.

These are Bear resistant garbage cans bolted to a cement pad to stop the Bears rolling them over. And yes, I know that the signs aren’t really for the Bears. They wouldn’t be able to read the signs in the dark at night.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Signs.

Cee’s B & W: Things Made From Wood.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some photos from the early 1980s. I decided to go with one photo from last summer and one from 36 years ago. Both feature some old, weathered and worn wood.

First, an interior of a ward in a former small pox hospital. I documented the hospital prior to the site being cleared in the early 1980s. The site was being developed to make way for new medical research facilities.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood.

 

The remains of wood piles sticking out of the water on Colpoy’s Bay, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken last year, I couldn’t take the shot this summer as the water level in the bay is up this year. Only the tips of the tallest piles are sticking out of the water at the moment.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood.

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Take New Photos – Any Topic.

ThIs is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Take New Photos – Any Topic.

A rather appropriate challenge after heading down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise only to find some interesting cloud cover with little colour in the sky.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Take New Photos.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Any Topic.

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Back of Things.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Back of Things.

I was considering a photo of an old farm tractor ploughing in competition at a ploughing match. Which made me think of some of the other images of farming I have. Editors were frequently looking for images of agriculture in the 1980s and 1990s. They would turn to photo libraries for images rather than commission a photographer to go out and shoot such images.

That’s when I remembered this image, manure spreading from behind. A regular photo request was for images of manure spreading. So one morning I spent a couple of hours dodging flying manure trying to get as many angles as possible while the tractor driver would occasionally try to get me.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Back of Things.