Foggy Dam.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Chutes and Ladders.

Having fallen off a ladder a little over six weeks ago and still in rehab not being allowed to put any weight on the left leg or the right shoulder I wasn’t considering a ladder.

So I thought about chutes. I’m not sure if this part of a dam is called a chute but it’s as close as I could get.

This is Lawers Dam in Scotland shrouded in fog. The original was shot on Kodachrome 64 although it was an almost monochrome image. There’s not a lot of difference between the original and this monochrome conversion.

Foggy Dam.

View From the Side.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is View From the Side.

I had a few ideas for the challenge including some of the motorsports I have photographed. Then I remembered this shot from the late 1970s. Originally shot in monochrome as I was shooting scrambling (now called Moto X) for the local newspaper.

View From the Side.

Vanishing Point.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Vanishing Point.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some shots from last autumn. I had gone down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise but it was thick cloud with no colour in the sky so I shot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome.

It was my first chance to visit the dock after it had been closed for repairs. I was in a retro mood and grabbed my small camera bag with with four manual focus prime lenses. This shot was taken with my fisheye lens, a fairly recent addition to my retro kit. The kit was originally three lenses, a wide angle, a standard lens and a telephoto. Similar to the kit I used as a photography student in the late 1970s.

Colpoy's Bay dock.

Standing in the foam.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is In or On Water.

I quickly came up with a selection before deciding that they were all a little obvious. So I went through my archives looking for something less obvious.

So here’s a backlit Ring-billed Gull at sunrise. It’s standing in foam from waves whipped up by an overnight storm. Taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ring-billed Gull at sunrise.

Looks Like a Face?

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge isĀ Looks Like a Face.

My first thought was some insects that have markings that resemble eyes and are thought to have evolved to startle or frighten potential predators.

The most obvious species for me is the European Peacock, more commonly known simply as the Peacock Butterfly, which gets its common English name from the eyespots on the tip of each wing.

To me, the eyespots on the hindwings make it look like a rabbit peeking out from behind the forewings.

Eyespots on a Peacock Butterfly.

Fence post and a splash of Gold.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Fences and gates.

I had forgotten about this selective colour treatment until finding it with some shots of Swallows on barbed wire fences. I have also forgotten why I did a monochrome conversion with the selective colour.

The old license plate holding the fence post together gives a big clue about where the photo was taken. A male American Goldfinch peeking around a fence post at the photographer. Taken one summer in Saskatchewan .

Fence and a splash of Gold.