The Right Paw.

My contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge¬†Hands, Feet or Paws.

I thought of a shot of a Racoon that wandered into the yard one afternoon. After getting some shots I started trying for something a little different. So for one of the shots I focused on the animal’s front paw.

I did a monochrome conversion, blurred the background and added a vignette to focus attention on the paw.

The Right Paw.

Foggy Dam.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Chutes and Ladders.

Having fallen off a ladder a little over six weeks ago and still in rehab not being allowed to put any weight on the left leg or the right shoulder I wasn’t considering a ladder.

So I thought about chutes. I’m not sure if this part of a dam is called a chute but it’s as close as I could get.

This is Lawers Dam in Scotland shrouded in fog. The original was shot on Kodachrome 64 although it was an almost monochrome image. There’s not a lot of difference between the original and this monochrome conversion.

Foggy Dam.

View From the Side.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is View From the Side.

I had a few ideas for the challenge including some of the motorsports I have photographed. Then I remembered this shot from the late 1970s. Originally shot in monochrome as I was shooting scrambling (now called Moto X) for the local newspaper.

View From the Side.

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.

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.

A hodgepodge of tree trunks.

Monochrome Monday travels back to last autumn and the vertical version of a shot I used at the time.

It occurred to me some time ago that the shots may make an interesting monochrome conversion. Having used the horizontal version at the time I decided to try converting the vertical one.

It then sat in my pending folder waiting to be used until something made me think of the word hodgepodge and I was encouraged to use it. To me hodgepodge is one of those words  heard quite a lot as a child but that seems to have fallen out of usage these days.

Anyone not familiar with the word a definition of hodgepodge is a confused mixture.

Tree trunk jungle.