So we enter yet another dismal week of weather 😦 This is my entry for this weeks Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky….a great challenge where you get to see a heap of brilliant work in monochrome by a wide range of artists, do check it out.
I’m not entirely happy with my image, I’m rusty with my macro lens, especially putting it on a full frame camera again, but has been good to get it out and actually use it 🙂 Taken using natural light – please click on the image for more detail.
The weather has continued to be very wet, cold and miserable this last week with some of the strongest winds I’ve seen since last summer so no photo opportunities 😦 I saw this heron early in the morning looking for a meal when we went to Anglesea for the day at the start of last month. Click on the image for a better view.
I really enjoy seeing the work of others in the Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole. Here is my offering for this week. I haven’t had very much experience doing longer exposures in digital and something I would like to do more of. This was a shot from our trip to the coast last month taken on the first morning where rain quickly followed and the sunrise didn’t really happen. The second day was much more successful for a colour image and can be seen here.
When I first saw these seaweed impressions left in the sand they struck me as looking like bare trees in a forest, or an art nouveau frieze. I decided to convert it to mono to bring out the contrast a little more, as even though the impressions were quite deep, the light was comparatively flat.
A post note! My husband has looked at this and said he thought water had made the pattern as it drained back out to sea – so I may have assumed the wrong artist, not seaweed!!
Another image from our trip away. I am endlessly fascinated by patterns made by wind or sea in the sand. The tide was coming in for this shot and this is just one pattern made by a single wave on the sand.. 🙂
In the last few days we managed to get a couple of nights away at the coast. We stayed at Waratah Bay which is near Wilsons Prom, the most southern point of mainland Australia. Today I was rewarded with an amazing sunrise. I had checked the tide times and knew high tide would be about 2 hours before first light – perfect! This image was taken about 15 minutes before actual sunrise…. 🙂
As always, click for a larger view
On Friday we had a day trip to the coast (a 2 hour drive), the weather was so overcast and dark, but having driven so far I had to make the best of it. High tide was just over and so lots of interesting seaweed had washed up. Taken with the macro in what was very, very wet sand (the tripod sank by the millisecond!), I’ve never seen this type before. To compound issues, I had the macro lens on an old DSLR so the resolution isn’t that great. Still, good to be out 🙂
I was brought up on the coast in South Wales, UK and I do miss the sea, so visiting Anglesea was both strangely familiar and yet different. Now living in mountain ranges in the southern hemisphere meant I ended up taking a lot of images that day – there was so much to see (and I didn’t have a macro lens when I lived in the UK)!! There will be more to come…
Early morning with a haze
Kelp ribbons washed up on the tide-line
A tiny little shell in a rock – less than 3 mm in total