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.
The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Fences and gates.
I had forgotten about this selective colour treatment until finding it with some shots of Swallows on barbed wire fences. I have also forgotten why I did a monochrome conversion with the selective colour.
The old license plate holding the fence post together gives a big clue about where the photo was taken. A male American Goldfinch peeking around a fence post at the photographer. Taken one summer in Saskatchewan .
Wednesday afternoon of week 48 saw me going for a walk looking for details in the snow.
About halfway along the walk I spotted this leaf clinging on to the snow covered branch. I took a few variations of the leaf and snow covered branches but as is often the case it was the first version I picked.
I did a selective colour treatment of it as there was just enough colour in the background to be distracting.
One from the archives taken in Cheshire in the 1980s. A wall box is a type of post box set into a wall.
This box was set into a sandstone wall on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England. Bickerton Hill is a low, red sandstone hill close to the southern end of a long-distance footpath known as The Sandstone Trail. The area was quarried in the past so the wall is probably built of locally sourced sandstone.
I did a selective colour treatment to leave the post box red with the rest of the image in monochrome.
Sometime after the photo was taken the post box was stolen. Removed from the wall in the dead of night I presume. Apparently there are people who collect old post boxes and obviously some aren’t concerned about obtaining them legally.
The Ivy growing up the tree trunk caught my attention on a winter walk. I did a selective colour treatment on the Ivy and tree trunk while turning the background to monochrome.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is I’d Rather Be…
I’d rather be behind the camera than sitting in front of the computer editing photos.