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.
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.
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 🙂
I have submitted this to the 37th Monochrome Madness and it is a happy coincidence that I have chosen a poppy to be posted on this special Remembrance Day (though this image is not of a Flanders Poppy).
Hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by both Leanne and Laura Macky, posted Wednesday mornings (AEDT) – a heap of wonderful monochrome images from all over the world 🙂
Yet another week has rolled around and so tomorrow morning (AEST) sees week 34 of Monochrome Madness on Leanne Cole’s blog. If you are interested in monochrome images then do visit the post with global submissions from some very talented artists. This is my submission – ‘A Hint of an Orchid’. I’ve been experimenting with very shallow depth of field using the 105 mm macro and am starting to get the type of images I want 🙂
It hasn’t been a good few weeks for taking any new images (but I’m NOT going to go on about the weather 😯 ). This is my image for this weeks Monochrome Madness Challenge which is curated by Leanne Cole. I posted this image in colour last December, but always thought it might work in mono…so here is this beautiful hare – all eyes and ears but now in black and white 🙂
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.
The last week and a half has been utterly miserable, low cloud, drizzle and bitterly cold (for us!). Tonight there has been a severe weather warning issued – well I guess it is winter! After choking up my hard drive (again!) I am sorting through old files, and found this one. Taken last summer at Pyalong, the original taken with a polarising filter, has a really, really deep blue sky with the dead tree which is silver grey.
Well, not literally! I thought I would share a view that I look at most days during the week. I have been wanting to capture the curve of the hill and trellis system for ages and now that the vines have lost their canopy the curve is easier to see. This is the largest block of the vineyard (about 9 acres) and has a different trellis system to the other blocks. It slopes down towards the west and the curve is more pronounced on this eastern side. I used a longer lens to compress the view (each row is about 220 metres long). These vines are now ready to be pruned – beats working in an office for me 🙂