Variegated leaves in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday travels back a day and another of my rambles trying out the CCTV lens adapted to fit my mirrorless camera.

I photographed these variegated leaves after some rain. The variegation and the range of greens in the leaves caught my eye. I thought that the range of tones would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome conversion of some variegated leaves.


Friendly Friday: Twins.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Twins.

I started thinking about some of the pairs and doubles I have photographed over the years. After a while I started writing them down as the list was getting quite long and I didn’t want to overlook any when making my selection for the challenge.

Two Maple leaves.

A pair of Maple leaves.

Two Great Crested Grebes.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes.

Two Oxeye Daisies.

A pair of Oxeye Daisies.

Two Sandhill Cranes.

Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

Two Fly Agaric fungi.

Amanita muscaria.

Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars.

Big and small.

Two pieces of grass sticking out of the snow.


Ivy leaves and Lichen.

Some Ivy leaves and Lichen on a tree trunk I spotted on a walk yesterday.

Having been discharged from the rehab unit I’m back at home. I’m on crutches outside the house and have limited movement in the right shoulder but I decided to go for a walk with the camera. It’s been a long time since I had a wander around with a camera.

It was the variety of greens in the leaves and Lichen that caught my eye.

Tree trunk detail.


The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Connections.

The challenge had me stuck for ideas until I thought of this shot. It makes me think of some sort of interlocking puzzle where you connect the pieces. Imagine how hard a large jigsaw puzzle of this shot would be.

The photo is of Privet leaves rimmed with hoarfrost. Photographed in Cheshire, England.

Privet leaves rimmed with hoarfrost.

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.