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Monochrome Monday: 29th March 2021

I went for a couple walks around the neighborhood with Dave the Rubber Ducktographer recently.

At one point he was perched up a tree. There was a distracting blue tarpaulin in the background so my plan was to do a selective colour treatment. That allowed me to lose the blue tarpaulin.

Monochrome Monday: 29th March 2021
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Left Behind

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lost or Left Behind prompt.

I had my table top studio set up when Cee posted the prompt.

There was five leftover birthday cake candles left behind from a birthday party some time ago. As they are colourful I had saved them with the idea of doing something with them. I did some full colour versions and some selective colour treatment versions.

CBWC: Lost or left behind.
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Before and After

This is my contribution to Tina’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: From Forgettable to Favourite prompt.

Initially I struggled to come up with an idea for this challenge. I ended up scrolling through some of the folders of photos on this tablet looking for inspiration. At that point I quickly came up with a couple of photos showing before and after.

Lens-Artists: Before and After

The full frame, unedited version of the European Robin standing on my 600mm lens. The camera isn’t square or centred in the frame and has tape on it. There’s also a light band running at an angle across the top of the frame.

Lens-Artists: Before and After

The edited version. I squared and centred the camera, cropped the top of the frame and took a little off the bottom. I then converted the camera to monochrome to hide the tape as much as possible. I have been using a variety of edited versions of this image as my online avatar for years.

Lens-Artists: Before and After

An old post box in a sandstone wall at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England. A film shot from the mid 1980s. I have scanned the original with two different scanners and copied the slide with two different cameras. All the digital versions have a strange colour balance. If I get the grass and red post box looking right the sandstone and sky look wrong.

One Word Sunday: Homophone

A selective colour treatment converting the image to monochrome while leaving the post box red.

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Numbers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Numbers prompt.

A variety of numbers taken on a couple of recent walks around the neighborhood and edited various ways.

CBWC: Numbers
A warning sign on a propane storage tank. The entire sign is bright red but I just gave the flames a selective colour treatment.
CBWC: Numbers
Site 3 sign nailed to a tree on a campground. As the sign is old and faded I edited the photo to accentuate that and make it look like an old film shot.
CBWC: Numbers
5 A reflective civic address number for an empty lot in the bush. Used by emergency services to locate an address.
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Lots of numbers on a utility pole. Anyone familiar with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will see the answer on this pole.
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Two Ring-billed Gulls

Or, as an alternative title, Mostly Grey with a Splash of Yellow.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Birds prompt.

I decided to do a selective colour treatment of a mostly black and white species. These two Ring-billed Gulls are standing on a dark gray granite boulder with a gray Lake Huron in the background. I hardly needed to do the selective colour treatment.

CBWC: Birds
Two Ring-billed Gulls on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 30th November 2020

One of the giant butterfly garden ornaments I pass on one of my walks around the neighborhood given a selective colour treatment.

Taken on a recent walk with a fast portrait lens on the camera.

Monochrome Monday: 30th November 2020
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Monochrome Monday: 23rd November 2020

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

Most of the leaves have been off the trees for weeks in this part of Ontario so when I spotted a solitary Maple leaf a selective colour treatment came to mind.

Monochrome Monday: 23th November 2020