Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.

With blue sky and some wispy clouds I thought some of the trees, especially the Paper Birch, could make interesting monochrome conversions if I increased the contrast using a coloured filter during the conversion.


Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

I used a yellow filter to darken the sky for this conversion.

Paper Birch Bark

Monochrome Monday travels back to Saturday afternoon. I went for a walk with the camera looking for shots that could make interesting monochrome conversions.

I have photographed Paper Birch bark in the past but not with the intention of doing a monochrome conversion so I chose a section of the trunk with a variety of textures and patterns.

Monochrome Monday: 25th November 2019

Fisheye Birch tree trunk.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is From An Unusual Angle.

I went for a walk on Sunday morning of week 47 and dropped my fisheye lens in a coat pocket. I had the idea of using the fisheye lens to try to find a photo for the challenge. When I reached the turn around point of my walk I swapped from the telephoto I had on the camera to the fisheye lens.

This is a fisheye look at the trunk of a Paper Birch tree. To fill the frame I ended up so close to the trunk I nearly fell over the roots at the base of the trunk and then nearly hit the trunk with the lens.

A Paper Birch trunk with a fisheye lens.