Monochrome Monday was taken on the way home after photographing a sunrise at the local bay.
The low sun was illuminating the patches of mist amongst the trees and bushes in a hay field so I stopped and took some shots. I thought that the layers created by the mist between the trees and bushes would make an interesting monochrome conversion.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Bricks or Stones.
This is part of Chester Cathedral. Built in the middle ages this section is classed as Mid Gothic style in local red sandstone.
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.
A section of the shoreline and bay with the standard lens.
Isolating a section of clouds over the Niagara Escarpment with the telephoto lens.
Two varieties of Hosta leaves in monochrome.
Number 22, a competitor on a dusk spectator stage of the RAC Rally in the mid 1980s.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with numbers on it.
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.
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.