One image came to mind almost instantly when I read Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Moving Water prompt.
It was this image of a wave on the Georgian Bay shoreline taken at sunrise. The colour original on Kodachrome has been giving me grief since I did the first scan of it. Multiple scans and copies later it’s still giving me grief. If I get the colour of the wave looking correct the stones look wrong and vice versa. So I decided to try a selective colour treatment, converting most of the image to monochrome apart from a handful of the pebbles.
A different wave from the same location. I did a straight monochrome conversion of this shot trying to maintain the sense of movement in the water.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Close.
A close up of a mostly closed Oriental Poppy flower bud with deliberate motion blur and a selective colour treatment.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail.
I thought about some of the photos of details and it occurred to me that two of the first ones I considered were taken about 40 years apart but with the same lens.
So here’s a selection of shots from my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 silvernose I purchased in 1976. It’s called a silvernose because it has a polished aluminium ring on the front of the lens. This means that it’s one of the early OM system lenses and that it could be single coated rather than multi coated like modern lenses.
Backlit hoarfrost on a branch taken on a field trip with the Nantwich Natural History Society in the 1990s.
Ivy leaves on a tree trunk given a selective colour treatment. Taken on a walk a few years ago with the lens adapted to a DSLR.
Candle, taken with the lens in the 1970s during a power outage.
Hosta leaves taken with the lens adapted to a mirrorless camera a few weeks ago.
Detail of traction engine wheel taken at a steam rally in the 1980s.
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.