This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is “My Vision For Twenty-nineteen” which in the early hours of Monday morning seems rather appropriate.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) I will be posting week 52, the last entry of my 52 week photo project for 2018. I wasn’t planning on having a project for 2019. I am dealing with health issues and family issues back in the U.K. and don’t know if I will be able too stick to a project for 2019.
However, due to not being able to sleep I have been considering a project or plan for 2019. It’s still not fully formed and I may not be able to follow a routine due to the various issues but I have the beginnings of a project.
I’m going to call it “Monochrome Minimalism” or “Minimalistic Monochrome” or maybe something completely different as I’m typing this in the early hours when it seems like a good idea.
So here’s a minimalistic monochrome Maple leaf on snow from a recent walk.
A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I was shooting with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome and gave this shot a blue tone.
The footprints in the snow aren’t mine. They annoyed me a little when I took the shots and was considering removing them but now they don’t bother me.
A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I did a monochrome conversion and then gave it a sepia tone.
A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline below the Niagara Escarpment.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the late 1970s. The trees are growing in a field belonging to a nursery and were ready to be transplanted to customers. As a photography student my summer job was working in the fields belonging to the nursery so I was familiar with what was growing where.
On a foggy autumn day I went for a walk around the fields looking for shots. The original was a colour slide but it was monochromatic so when I copied the slide I did a monochrome conversion. The bright section at the top of the frame means that the sun was quite high when the shot was taken.
Monochrome Monday is going back a week when I went down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. With some interesting clouds and not a lot of colour in the sky I took some shots with the intention of converting them to monochrome.
I kept the foreground dark as that was how I remembered it. The only bright part of the scene was a band over the Niagara Escarpment.
Monochrome Monday is going back a day. I went down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise yesterday but there was thick cloud covering the area.
I was in a retro mood and had packed my smallest camera bag with with four manual focus prime lenses. As I was shooting the way I did in the 1970s and early 1980s I decided to shoot as if I was using black and white film with the intention of converting the digital files to monochrome.
Originally I was considering this as the pick for week 52. It’s a 50 second exposure taken about 25 minutes before sunrise using a 4 stop neutral density filter. The long exposure means that the water is mostly smoothed out and there’s some movement in the clouds.
The lens used for this shot was a Vivitar 35mm f/1.9 I picked up as a photography student in the late 1970s. The lens was used when I got it so it’s over 40 years old. I’m beginning to question why the Vivitar is in my retro set. If I’m using it on a tripod it’s invariably stopped down so the fast aperture is irrelevant. Also, the focusing is now so worn I get worried about the lens falling apart when I mount a filter holder and start sliding filters into the holder.
Monochrome Monday goes all the way back to last Saturday morning and a visit to a fog shrouded Lake Huron. There was some nice ripples on what water was visible in the fog.
This is a monochrome conversion although there was hardly any colour in the original.