Textures in monochrome.

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Textures.

Originally it was the subtle texture of the veins of the Ivy leaves that made me think of this shot. Then I wondered if a monochrome conversion would bring out more texture in the bark of the tree trunk.

The monochrome conversion and border was done in Snapseed which I have had on the tablet for some time but am only just getting around to testing.

Monochrome study of Ivy leaves.

Shadows and snow.

My contribution for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Shadows.

This is now the third version of a post for this challenge. I decided to go with a snow theme after the second version had snow in over half the shots. Then I went for a walk on Monday afternoon and got another photo for the challenge.

Tree trunk and shadows.

Shadows on the snow with a tree trunk.

Shadows across the tracks.

Tracks in the snow with shadows.

Lying in the shadows.

Lying in the shade on the snow.

A barcode on the snow.

shadows on snow

Green variations.

The current Weekly Prompt photo challenge is Green.

Some winters in Ontario we don’t see very much green. This winter we’ve had a few mild spells and thaws so we’ve seen more green than is typical.

I went for a walk with the camera after a thaw during the first week of 2019. One of the shots I took was of a tree trunk with Ivy and Lichen growing on it. At the time I was struck by various colours in the Ivy leaves and different groups of Lichens.

Tree trunk detail in winter.

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.