Posts from the ‘black and white photography’ category

Within a hare’s breath…

Hello again 🙂  The weather has turned very cold in the last day or so which isn’t surprising – our official start  of winter is this coming Thursday and winter pruning starts this week at work.  The image today is from last summer which I found when looking for something else in the chaotic mess that is my hard drive and I realised I haven’t posted a black and white image for a long time!  I’m a little behind on my reader but am catching up.  Hope you enjoy 🙂

All in a whorl…

Hello everyone 🙂  It has been overcast, windy and drizzly for what seems an age and so I seem to be in macro mode at the moment.  This is an unusual Chrysanthemum flower from a local florist.  It has bi-coloured petals (a dark cream and light burgundy colour), light on one side and dark on the other, with a wonderful texture and a beautiful whorl at the centre.

chrysanth b&w

Click in for detailed view

A fleeting moment!

Hello again to everyone!  Firstly apologies to my fellow bloggers that I haven’t commented on any of your posts, but hey at least I’m looking at them, lol!!  Time is very short (as is for everyone).  This post is just to say hello, I’m still here! 😀 Harvest is going to be very early this year so this might be a fleeting moment, very much as this image was…We have had so little rain this summer, but one afternoon last month I saw this feather covered in rain drops on our back deck and thought – macro!  Click on the image for a larger view.

feather 1

Converted to b&w using SEP2, with a blue filter to darken the background and camera exposure set for the white feather.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas….

Even after 13 years of Christmas in the southern hemisphere, I still miss the cold and dark of a British Christmas.  Today we went to Musk, near Daylesford for what has become our annual tradition to buy our Christmas tree from the same Christmas tree farm.  In total opposite to the UK, the day was sunny, with blue skies and I was in a t-shirt…just the thing for an image in near infrared 🙂

xmas tree 1a

Taken on converted Nikon D90 in near IR. Click for better view

 

Fog in the forest….

It is now officially winter down here in Oz and this last week was cold, dark and foggy (maximums of 6 C which for us is cold!).  I like the fog and the silhouettes it creates – these are evergreen Eucalyptus trees.  This is my submission for MM 2-14 hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole on Wednesdays – do have a look for a wonderful variety of monochrome images.

fog trees

Click on the image for the best view

 

MMC2-10 – and more fungi!

At last I have had the time to submit to MMC!   If you love monochrome images then do take time to visit Leanne Cole‘s regular Wednesday post which features a diverse gallery of images from photographers worldwide. Thanks as always to Leanne for her hard work putting together this post.  My entry for this week is more fungi taken in beautiful autumn light 🙂

toadstool 5

 

Undulations & MM2 – 1!

Hello again everyone!  Once more, apologies for not responding to comments (I appreciate them!) or liking posts, but at least I’m managing to post for Monochrome Madness, the first week of year two, hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole.  I took this nearly a month ago in a landscape shaped by a distant history of volcanoes…the grass is bleached white, it is barren and dry with granite outcrops.  On this day, there were massive clouds moving very quickly causing huge shadow and light contrasts  If you click in, there are cows on the left crest in what I think of as a folded or undulating landscape 🙂

undulation

Click in twice for detail

 

A brewing storm (MMC51)….

A brief hello again!  The week has been a very sultry and stormy one here, a dramatic end to our official summer.  This image was taken in near infrared late on Saturday afternoon as a storm was building – I love the way clouds render in near IR 🙂 🙂  It is also my submission for Monochrome Madness – week 51 (and a special week coming up next week) hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and published tomorrow (AEDT).

storm clouds gathering

As always click in for more detail. Taken on a modified Nikon D90

 

Power cut….

Hello! 🙂  I’ve been absent again and being realistic, with harvest about a month away I’m likely to be sporadic with posts for a while longer.  Apologies to comments I haven’t replied to and people whose posts I would like to comment on…BUT I did manage this entry for MMC 50 on the ever hard working Leanne Cole’s blog! (Published tomorrow AEDT)   Taken last weekend in very hot and thundery weather, I saw these old and broken power poles – the surreal starkness reminding me almost of a Dali painting 🙂

broken line

Click in twice for more detail. Processed in SEP2 with a red filter.

 

A matter of perspective…

This was taken last week in one of the Chardonnay blocks at work – the lush green canopy was just too perfect not to take in near infrared 🙂

Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 5 of 5  (lol – I got there eventually!!).  In turn, today I am nominating earthSTILLS.  I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.

93 infrared

Taken on a modified Nikon D90. Click for a larger view.