Walking in the ditch.

A shot from a walk in the last week of 2018. At one point I was considering it for the last week of my 52 week photo project but went with a different shot in the end.

I’ve been meaning to post this shot since then but never got round to it. Then the new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge was Walking and thought it was rather appropriate.

This was the third or fourth time I had photographed these seed heads, I find theirĀ  structure and shape interesting. They’re down in a ditch which can make access to them difficult depending on how much snow and ice there is in the ditch.

Seed head in snow.

Week 52. Minimalist seed head.

This seed head was photographed on a walk mid week. I had taken shots of some of these seed heads a week or so previously but those shots hadn’t really worked for me.

I photographed another of these seed heads in low sun on Saturday afternoon but prefer the simplicity of this earlier shot.

This brings to an end my 52 week photo project. Due to various issues I wasn’t planning a project for 2019. Until yesterday that is when I came up with the minimalistic monochrome or monochrome minimalism I rambled on about in the previous post.

Simply a seed head.

A dream of time.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is ‘Pieces of a dream…in black and white’

Having been shooting in fog this weekend when most of the shots were monochromatic I was considering a dreamy fog or mist shot. Then I spotted a partially wind blown Dandelion clock and was struck by the symbolism of it.

So a monochrome conversion to which I added some radial blur and a vignette to focus attention on the center of the clock. This isn’t the Dandelion clock that inspired me, that was all clumped together by the rain and fog. This started out as a film shot from Cheshire in the 1980s.

Dandelion clock.