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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 11th October 2021

Monochrome Monday: 11th October 2021

Cloud over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn yesterday.

An outing with my Sony back to basics kit taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens.

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Square Months

Past Squares #10

July Squares: Trees #27

Trees #27

The South Bank of the River Thames with a mist shrouded Houses of Parliament across the river in the background on a damp Sunday morning.

Photographed in London, England in the very early 1980s when I was a field tester for a new type of black and white film, Ilford XP1.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Tree Squares Month and is my day 10 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 4th October 2021

Monochrome Monday: 4th October 2021

Bluewater Park in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in fog shortly after sunrise yesterday.

I had gone down to Colpoy’s Bay in light, patchy mist but fog descended before the sun came up so I started shooting with the intention of doing monochrome conversions.

I increased the image contrast when doing the monochrome conversion but didn’t want to go too far as I wanted to show the fog.

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Weekly Prompts

Basic Black

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Simply Black

One of my back to basics set-ups. A base model mirrorless camera and a small, mechanical, manual focus prime lens.

A set-up like this allows me to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film, what I call getting back to basics. This takes me back to the film kit I used as a photography student all those years ago.

As the camera, lens and my custom sling strap are all black I thought a monochrome conversion would make a contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Simply Black theme. I added some film grain when doing the monochrome conversion.

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Square Months

Past Squares #1

July Squares: Trees

Trees #11

Trees in snow. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s. Photographed in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Sometimes cropped to a panoramic format in the past I was a little surprised it worked as a square. Possibly my first photo to be printed and hung on people’s walls.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Tree Squares Month and is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 27th September 2021

Monochrome Monday: 27th September 2021

Some interesting cloud over the Niagara Escarpment and Wiarton Marina shortly after sunrise last Saturday.

I had been on the other side of the bay for the sunrise and came to this location to check for autumn colour on the trees along the escarpment. On seeing the cloud I thought a monochrome conversion was a possibility.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 13th September 2021

Monochrome Monday: 13th September 2021

Cloud over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at sunrise last Saturday.

It was a nice change for the cloud not to be storm clouds this summer.

Another outing for the TTArtisan 17mm lens and another monochrome conversion that I added some film grain to.