CBWC Squares Challenge

Straight Up

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point prompt.

It’s also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking up at some bare trees on the South Bruce Peninsula in winter. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood with a fisheye lens on the camera.

CBWC: Vanishing Point

In the Water and On the Water

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: In or On Water prompt.

I started out considering all the bird species I have photographed on water before thinking of photos of rocks and boulders in water.

Then I remembered the tree stump that appeared at Hurleston Reservoir when the water level dropped and I realised that I could go with in and on water with a single photo.

Winter plumage Black-headed Gulls swimming around and standing on a tree stump in Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

CBWC: In or On Water
Cosmic Photo Challenge

2020: In Monochrome

This week the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is Shades of Grey.

As is sometimes the case, I started considering the prompt and went off on a tangent. I decided that my contribution to the prompt would be a look back at a small selection of monochrome images from 2020.

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

Paper Birch trees again the sky. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood during lockdown a day or two into spring.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Backlit Maple leaves in early summer. Taken on another walk around the neighborhood.

Monochrome Monday: 12th October 2020

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in autumn. There was a few mornings last autumn when the cloud cover made me shoot monochrome images.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

A close up of some variegated Hosta leaves in summer. One of my favourites from 2020 and taken only a few yards from the back door on the side of the path between the deck and the car.

Photo Challenges

2020: Natural Detail

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge Review 2020.

I decided to go with the theme of details of the natural world. A small selection of photos from 2020.

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

The green moss and orange lichen on a limestone boulder caught my eye on a walk in the spring.

CBWC: Hosta Leaves Detail

Early summer saw me experimenting with the monochrome options on a mirrorless camera. Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Summer also saw me experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens wide open.

A sign of autumn.

Late summer saw the leaves starting to change colour. This solitary orange Maple leaf caught my eye when I was walking past it.

Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 28th December 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a month to the end of November.

With a partly cloudy sky I headed to the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at dawn.

Monochrome Monday: 28th December 2020

Fence in the Snow at Dusk

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of a set of photos that date back 40 years to Christmas 1980.

I spent part of the Christmas holiday in a cottage near Silsden, West Yorkshire. One afternoon I set up a camera looking towards the nearest town and took a photo every 15 minutes as the sun set and darkness set in.

This is a monochrome conversion of a shot taken at dusk after the lights of the town came on.

CBWC: Fence in the Snow

Candid Shots at the Ploughing Match

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Candid Shots prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the photos I had copied from the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

When I was editing the copies I had noticed that everyone, competitors and spectators were ignoring me. I thought it was unusual, normally someone is looking at me.

CBWC: Candid Shots
CBWC: Candid Shots