Textures in monochrome.

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Textures.

Originally it was the subtle texture of the veins of the Ivy leaves that made me think of this shot. Then I wondered if a monochrome conversion would bring out more texture in the bark of the tree trunk.

The monochrome conversion and border was done in Snapseed which I have had on the tablet for some time but am only just getting around to testing.

Monochrome study of Ivy leaves.

Neon Coneflower.

Orange and pink, which rather strangely was the colours in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge last week. This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge which is Color of Your Choice this week.

With grey skies and a lot of snow recently I decided to look through my archives for a bright image from the summer. I found some photos of Coneflowers and decided that they weren’t colourful enough. So I picked one and edited it to increase the brightness and saturation before adding a Polaroid type border.

Florescent Coneflower.

Orange and Pink.

The latest Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Orange and Pink.

Having spent some time trying to think of a bird species with orange and pink plumage I decided to go with the more obvious idea of a sunrise or sunset.

In the end I went with a colourful dawn over Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada with a conveniently parked sailboat.

Sailboat at dawn.

Section of a rainbow.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Rainbow Colors.

The Challenge specifies that the photo must have four colors. Having a selection to pick from I decided to take the challenge literally and use a photo of a rainbow.

This is a section of a rainbow taken with a long telephoto while I sat in a bird hide (blind) photographing a winter gull roost.

Rainbow colors.