This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle prompt.
I decided to go with a small selection recent photos that I had edited to use in various posts and then never used.
Browns and Greens. An intentional camera movement photo of leaf litter and spring greenery.
Monochrome Fence. An old fence shortly after sunrise converted to monochrome using a blue filter to make the fence posts lighter than the surrounding vegetation. It almost looks like a black and white negative.
Dappled Sunlight on the Ivy. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood testing the TTArtisan 35mm lens.
Streaking Over the Dock. A two minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. With grey skies I was shooting with the intention of doing monochrome conversions.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates prompt.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of a set of photos that date back 40 years to Christmas 1980.
I spent part of the Christmas holiday in a cottage near Silsden, West Yorkshire. One afternoon I set up a camera looking towards the nearest town and took a photo every 15 minutes as the sun set and darkness set in.
This is a monochrome conversion of a shot taken at dusk after the lights of the town came on.
This is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.
This may look like a fence but it’s actually a row of wood piles holding back about 20 inches (50 cm) of dirt and rocks. It’s deceptive, the grass behind the fence is only a couple of inches below the top of it.
There’s a second perspective involved in the photo. When I was using black and white film regularly I the 1970s and 80s I could “see” in monochrome. Once I stopped using black and white film I lost that ability at some point. However, both my modern mirrorless cameras have an electronic viewfinder which can be set to monochrome. The monochrome viewfinder is helping me get the ability to see in monochrome back. I am once again noticing tones and light and shade before I put the viewfinder to my eye.