Storm Clouds over Lake Huron.

Monochrome Monday is going back around 15 years to when I was living in Southampton, Ontario.

Living a few blocks from Lake Huron meant I was regularly down there with a camera. This is a monochrome conversion of a shot I posted on Instagram recently. It occurred to me when I was posting it that it would make a nice monochrome shot.

A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario at sunset. Chantry Island is on the horizon near the left edge of the frame.

Lake Huron shoreline at sunset.

Architectural Arches.

My contribution to the COSMIC CURVATURE: ARCHITECTURAL MARVELS Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I decided to go with a selection of photos of St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, Cheshire, England, a 14th century church with a variety of interesting curves.

A monochrome study of the eastern end of the church.

Architectural Arches.

The stained glass window at the western end of the church.

Architectural Arches.

The western end of St Mary’s Church showing the stained glass window from the outside.

St Mary's Church front.

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.