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.

Some winter detail.

Monochrome Monday goes back a few weeks to a walk in the new year.

I spotted this small section of dry stone wall surrounded by thawing snow. The Ivy leaves added a splash of colour although I shot the image with the plan to try a monochrome conversion. I rather like the way the veins of the Ivy leaves appear in this conversion.

Dry stone wall with Ivy leaves and snow.

Green variations.

The current Weekly Prompt photo challenge is Green.

Some winters in Ontario we don’t see very much green. This winter we’ve had a few mild spells and thaws so we’ve seen more green than is typical.

I went for a walk with the camera after a thaw during the first week of 2019. One of the shots I took was of a tree trunk with Ivy and Lichen growing on it. At the time I was struck by various colours in the Ivy leaves and different groups of Lichens.

Tree trunk detail in winter.

Week 43. Brown and green.

Week 43 saw me in a retro mood. I packed my smallest camera bag with a decade old digital camera and four manual focus prime lenses with an age range of 35 years.

Most of the week was grey skies with rain or wet snow a lot of the time so my plan was to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome adding to the retro mood. On Sunday afternoon I went for a walk and ended up leaving the shots in colour.

I often pass this patch of Ivy on my walks but don’t remember it covering as much ground as it does now. I also don’t remember seeing drifts of fallen leaves amongst the Ivy before.

Ivy leaves and autumn leaves.

 

Week 25. A patch of evening sunlight.

An evening walk early in week 25. The low sun was shining through the trees producing some nice dappled sunlight. I noticed a patch of sunlight on a tree trunk with Ivy and Lichen growing on it.

Strangely it was the same tree trunk I photographed in week 2. What seems odd is that the Ivy leaves were green in early January but now in mid June some of them are brown.

Ivy leaves and Lichen.