Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

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

I hadn’t come up with an idea for this challenge when I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Sunday morning. With some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment I was hoping for some colour at sunrise. No colour ever developed so I started thinking about some monochrome conversions for the challenge.

I had taken my lightweight kit of a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. So I tried to make a set of three images, one with each lens.

A view of the bay with the wide angle lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

 

A section of the shoreline and bay with the standard lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

 

Isolating a section of clouds over the Niagara Escarpment with the telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

Ripples in the Water and the Sky

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to a sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Not a very colourful sunrise but with some interesting clouds. What wasn’t as obvious in the colour versions was the rippled clouds higher in the sky. I rather like the way they almost mimic the ripples on the water.

Monochrome Monday: 28th October 2019

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of salt and pepper. For a black and white photo challenge salt and pepper seemed an obvious choice.

Taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open at f/1.2 and then heavily edited in Snapseed. I added film grain, some radial blur with a mild vignette centered around the black peppercorns and a Polaroid type border before doing the monochrome conversion where I added some more film grain.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen