Solitary seed head.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week is Isolated Objects.

This seed head came to mind as I have photographed them a few times this winter. I picked this shot because I thought the dark background would isolate the seed head from the background when converted to monochrome.

Monochrome seed head.

Snow texture.

Having posted my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Texture a couple of days ago I went for a walk mid week as it was sunny, a rare event recently. The low afternoon sun was picking up the texture of the snow so took this shot of a Maple leaf on it.

I added a frame using the Snapseed app on my tablet.

Maple leaf on snow.

Candle.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England sometime in the mid 1970s.

In fact so far back I’m not sure which camera the photo was taken with. It could either be a Zenit E, my first serious camera, or the Olympus OM1 that replaced the Zenit. I’m pretty sure I was still in school and not studying photography at art school.

There must have been a power outage because I remember photographing this candle on the mantle piece of the fireplace in the living room of my parents house.

The circle of light to the left of the flame is the candles reflection on the wall above the mantle piece.

Candle flame.

Walking in the ditch.

A shot from a walk in the last week of 2018. At one point I was considering it for the last week of my 52 week photo project but went with a different shot in the end.

I’ve been meaning to post this shot since then but never got round to it. Then the new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge was Walking and thought it was rather appropriate.

This was the third or fourth time I had photographed these seed heads, I find their structure and shape interesting. They’re down in a ditch which can make access to them difficult depending on how much snow and ice there is in the ditch.

Seed head in snow.