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 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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).
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 🙂
More often than not, when I capture an image, I already have in my mind if it is going to be black and white or colour. This plant (I think is a type of Sedum) was intended to be black and white but I did hesitate when I saw the file as it is a wonderful monochrome of greens. It’s shapes I found very beautiful and reminded me of some William Morris designs.
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 3 of 5. In turn, today I am nominating StillWalks, whose images are taken from areas where I grew up. 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. It is also my submission for MMC 48 curated and hosted by Leanne Cole.
I took this image in December – a cloudless day with golden grass (and very harsh light!). I was struck by the simplicity of the scene, the curve of the background and just this tree..sitting on the fence 🙂
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 2 of 5. In turn, today I am nominating Truel’s Blog. 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 🙂
This image is part of a series that I have been working on for a little while. Where I live we can get some amazing clouds, probably because it is often very windy and being in the country, very little haze from pollution.
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 1 of 5. In turn I am nominating Herman from Herman van Bon Photography. As Robyn has said, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and inclination 🙂
This is my entry for the MMC week 41, hosted and curated by Leanne Cole and devised by Leanne and Laura Macky. In my mind this image is called “Broken” – nothing was straight and there were thunderstorms on the horizon – a beautiful bleak landscape 🙂
Please take time to look at Leanne’s post – lots of monochrome talent form all over the globe 🙂
I thought I would share an image of the new spring growth at work (taken just over a week ago), which is going at what seems like a rate of knots. This is from the block that has the longest rows – each is approximately 222 metres (242 yards) long – a lot of walking and far easier on a quad bike if you are in a hurry!