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Monochrome Monday

Variegated leaves in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday travels back a day and another of my rambles trying out the CCTV lens adapted to fit my mirrorless camera.

I photographed these variegated Hosta leaves after some rain. The variegation and the range of greens in the leaves caught my eye. I thought that the range of tones would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome conversion of some variegated leaves.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Playing around with a CCTV lens.

Bracken frond taken with CCTV lens.

Six Word Saturday.

Bracken frond on the South Bruce Peninsula.

 

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CBWC

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic.

The open topic was rather well timed for me. I’m now getting out and about with a camera for the first time since my accident in late March but I’m having to use a cane (walking stick) and I have very restricted movement in the right shoulder.

This means using a small, light camera and lens. You can’t get much smaller and lighter than a CCTV lens adapted to to fit a small mirrorless camera. I went for a walk last Wednesday afternoon with a tiny 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens attached to the camera. It was the first time I had used the lens and I was impressed enough to order a couple more CCTV lenses of different focal lengths and apertures. The lens produces some interesting out of focus areas in the backgrounds of some shots.

This Dandelion seed head was the second shot I took with the lens. I added some more blur to the background before adding a weak vignette, a frame and then did a monochrome conversion applying a digital blue filter to darken the background.

Dandelion seed head in monochrome.

 

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CFFC

CFFC: One Blue Flower

A second contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 1 Item or the Number One and alao a contribution to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Shortly after posting my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Great Crested Grebe I went for a walk with the camera. I was testing a CCTV lens adapted to the camera and one of the things I photographed was this Periwinkle flower. I then added more blur to the already blurred background, a weak vignette and a Polaroid film type border.

A Single Blue Flower.

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Monochrome Monday

Squirrel in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday travels back two days to Saturday morning.

I had set up outside trying for shots of the birds and small mammals in the yard. The light was very uneven as the sun was shining through trees that are only now coming into leaf.

This American Red Squirrel was in the shade with sunlight illuminating the grass behind it. I liked the detail in the shot, especially the claws, but didn’t like the lighting in the colour version so did a monochrome conversion to tone down the background.

American Red Squirrel portrait.

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Six Word Saturday

Some spring greens and orange Lichen.

On a boulder in the spring,

The South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Six Word Saturday.

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

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CBWC

A Dandelion growing on a boulder

My contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Flower of Any Kind.

With Thursday afternoon warm and sunny I went for a short walk looking for an image for this challenge. With being on crutches and having limited mobility in the right shoulder I’m having trouble framing and composing as accurately as I would like.

I spotted this solitary Dandelion growing in a small patch of dirt trapped in a boulder. It was a mostly monochrome image apart from the Dandelion so I did a selective colour treatment to remove a little more of the colour.

Selective colour of a Dandelion.