Category: black and white

Magnolia in black and white for Photographer's choice 52 week photography project

52 week photography project – Week 11: Black and White

Source: Week 11: Black and White I have written before how much I love Spring, the flowers, the colour, the new life and in particular my magnolia tree. I always take copious shots hoping for one that’s just right. So you can imagine how wrong I felt turning this one into black and white for Week  11 of our 52 week…

Unusual photo of a child made into a sketch

It’s nice, it’s different, it’s unusual

It’s nice, it’s different, it’s unusual… I’ve been a fan of Lignum Draco and his amazing photographs for quite some time now and this week he asks us to experiment with something unusual. This photo is unusual for me in a few ways.  I rarely photographs people, and if I do, I rarely share them, unless it’s my family! I took this…

A whimsical edge – Weekly photo challenge

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I am scared of heights, hate edges and will often ‘freeze’ at the most inopportune moment. An edge, a precipice, a narrow ridge – these are all things I really don’t like. I hate being close to the edge, climbing over rocks, cliffs, drops, narrow paths that wind up and…

Mornings are the best part of the day – Weekly Photo Challenge

Anyone for tea?This week’s photo challenge asks for an image of what a typical ‘morning’ looks like.  Every morning starts with a cup of tea in a mug when I’m at home, but as I’m visiting my parents at the moment, we use the lovely white cup and saucer set for the first of our numerous cups of tea a day.…

spider

Mundane Monday – Incy wincy spider

Incy wincy spider This was the sight I saw as I went to open the fridge this morning. A big huntsman spider had made himself quite comfortable on the fridge door and wasn’t fazed at all when I went to open it.  I jumped and squealed but he didn’t seem to mind that either. He blended in really well on the…

Birthday girl!

Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!  This week’s photo challenge is all about admiration.  As we’ve just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I’d share a few words about Ruby! R – Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational – a calming influence, willing to share her wisdom with all…

Group(ies)!

Hugh’s photo challenge prompt for this week is group.  Recently we were away for a few days and went out for a Sunday afternoon drive to a favourite little beach town.  We came across this great group playing outside a cafe, so we found a seat, bought an ice cream and sat back to enjoy their chilled out sounds. It was…

Weekly photo challenge: Alphabet fun

Having fun with letters of the alphabet and a light box! This week’s photo challenge is all about the Alphabet and I’ve gone for a very literal take on the theme, which is most unlike me. This week, let the alphabet be your inspiration: find a string of letters….. I found my daughter’s light box this morning, still with the…

From the plane window

Weekly photo challenge: Weightless in the sky

Gravity and weightlessness are things I just don’t understand very well but I am left in awe of the end results. I took this photo from the window seat on a recent flight.  I love clouds and being above the clouds in a plane gives them a whole new perspective. I usually stand on the ground looking up and marvelling…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and white

I used this photo in a recent Mundane Monday challenge. It’s a photo of a solar light in the garden, taken from above.  In the original the yellow stands out and now in black and white it looks completely different. I decided to play around with the photo and ended up transforming it into black and white for this week’s  Sally D’s…

Luna the cat

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and white cat

I’m really not a cat person, despite having a cat in our family for many years.  We used to have two dogs and a rabbit as well but they have long since gone.  Luna the cat has outlived them all. Our eldest daughter acquired ‘Luna Aphrodite’ as a tiny kitten and when she left for overseas a few years later,…