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Silhouetted at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind

Old wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

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Olympus OM system cameras

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Cameras, photographers or equipment.

It’s also a look back at the 31 years I used the Olympus OM system given the uncertain future of Olympus cameras at the moment.

 

Olympus OM system cameras

My first Olympus camera, an OM1 purchased in 1976. When I added an OM2n in 1980 this OM1 became my black and white film camera. Utterly reliable unlike some later OM system cameras.

 

Olympus OM system cameras

An Olympus OM4T I purchased used in the late 1990s. A big mistake, it soon developed the shutter problem I was so familiar with having owned an early OM4. If the OM4 wasn’t in the repair shop for new circuit boards it was in there for a new shutter. I gave up after multiple replacements of both circuit boards and shutters.

 

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Close-ups in Monochrome

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros.

A couple of recent close-ups from my walks around the neighborhood this summer.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

 

Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

Dandelions in monochrome.

 

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Lots of Monochrome Arches

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Half Circles, Arches, Domes.

This is part of the interior of St Mary’s Church in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

 

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Does Anyone Read All These Signs?

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

On reading the prompt I thought of this dollar store in a local town. So many signs, one is standing, propped up against a store window. Presumably waiting to be hung up somewhere.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs

 

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Abandoned crofters cottage

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty.

When I read the prompt I thought of a favourite photo that would work well for the prompt. An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye I photographed 40 years ago.

The problem was I only had a low quality digital version, a copy of a slide that was a copy of a print from the negative. I had gone through my negative files twice without finding the original negative. So I went through the files a third time, determined to find the negative which I eventually did.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage in Elgol on the Isle of Skye with the Cuillin mountains across the bay behind the cottage.

 

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Lychgates

Alternative spellings are lichgate, lycugate, lyke-gate or as two words lych gate.

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

The word lych dates back to Old English or Saxon and means corpse. Lychgates are covered gateways into an English churchyard.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

The lychgate into the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Acton, Cheshire, England. A traditional style with an extensive roof.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

The lychgate into the churchyard of the Church of St Editha, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, England. A more modern representation of a lychgate. There are several interesting things in the photo, at the left edge of the frame in an old fashioned water pump. Between the water pump and the lychgate is a very worn sandstone step. The step has had so much use that the slab of sandstone has been flipped over to use the other side as the step. Finally, according to my caption on the slide mount the church originally had a tower with the spire added at a later date.