This image for Monochrome Monday was taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.
The original was monochromatic before doing the conversion but I tried to bring out the imprints in the snow when doing the conversion. They were formed by ice from the overhead branches falling into the snow.
I had put a pair of scissors down on the studio table with the studio lights still on and noticed the various curves and liked the orange handles against the black background so decided to take some shots.
This shot was taken with the 7artisans 35mm lens wide open at f/1.2 and is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Curve.
For day 11 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with sunlight.
A beam of sunlight breaking through storm clouds and illuminating a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: Booster Vaccines challenge.
For a few years in the 1980s I ran the photo department of a medical research institute. The institute was one of the establishment’s responsible for developing the annual flu vaccination each year.
Running the department gave me the opportunity to set up a variety of photos at evenings and weekends. One of these sessions involved a syringe lit with coloured gels on the studio lights to give the syringe an eerie appearance.
One of the syringe photos was used on a magazine cover a few years later.
Detail of a syringe needle.
A bit of a cheat, as a Brit I’ve always called them torches but if you say torch to someone in North America they think of mobs with pitchforks and flaming torches.
For day nine of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with a flashlight.
This is a small flashlight clipped to the strap of a camera bag. I keep one clipped to the strap of each of the bags I use regularly. They’re useful for finding my way when heading out an hour or so before sunrise. Then when I get to a location in the dark I can unclip it from the bag if I need to check something in the dark.
This is my contribution for day eight of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.