Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens.

This group of Coneflowers was quite colourful but I thought that the shapes and features of the flowers would make an interesting monochrome conversion. I went with a high key edit which seems to focus attention on the centres of the Coneflowers.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Key

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Key.

High Key.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Key.


Low Key.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Key.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Dreamy

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Dreamy.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my recent walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. One lens in particular produces images with swirly backgrounds and vignetting in the corners giving some photos a dreamlike quality.

The lens in question is a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens. I picked a shot of an Orange Daylily taken with the lens on my most recent test and edited the shot in a variety of ways using Snapseed.


A mildly edited version with increased saturation and the vignetting in the corners darkened a little.

Lightly edited version of an Orange Day-Lily.


A high key version with simulated film grain.

Orange Day-Lily high key Snapseed version.


A low key version with a heavy vignette and a grungy look.

Orange Day-Lily low key version.