Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 5

Well here I am at the end of my 5 day challenge, thanks again to Jill for nominating me.  I have enjoyed having a second bite at this challenge, as black and white is not my normal or preferred photography style.  Having said that, I have learnt and experimented more this time around and it …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 4

I have always liked dead trees. One of my earliest memories from when I was in primary school is a painting I did for my grandparents - it was a picture of a dead tree and they liked it so much they had it framed and hung it in their entrance hall so that everyone who …

Black and White photography challenge (take 2): Day 3

Surrounded by trees

Just for something different! Today I have used a photo of trees in the pine forest for my Day 3 Black and White photo challenge. I like the way the light is filtered through the trees and the straight lines of the rows of trees. I enjoy seeing things in a different colour and today is …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 2

My day 2 photo for the black and white photo challenge is a deliberately over exposed photo of (you guessed it) a sunflower!  Are you sick of them yet???  Please don't answer that question 🙂 I love the dramatic feel that the black and white starkness gives to this picture but again I feel I'm being sacrilegious …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 1

Jill at Jill's scene, from just across the ditch from me in NZ, has nominated me to participate in the Black and White 5 day challenge.  Some of you might remember that I did this back in January but I'm keen to give it another go!  Bear with me as I try to get my head around …

Sunflower bud – Photo Rehab

I love looking at the photos that bloggers take for the Photo rehab clinic that Lucille at Bridging Lacunas co-ordinates.   I offer my latest favourite photo to be included. We had a power blackout for the second night in a row tonight after another violent storm swept through the area and I took the …

A shaft of morning sunlight

I enjoy taking photos while I'm out and about and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised with the results.   This photo is one of those moments! The shaft of morning sunshine on the left of the photo gave me a nice boost when I saw it. I didn't realise I had captured it quite so well! In colour …

Can you guess what this is?

What do you think this is?  It's my first entry for the Photo 101 Rehab Clinic! Yesterday my husband alerted me to this 'weird' thing growing in our garden, saying that I might like to photograph it. His first question was "what do you think it looks like?" I replied that I thought it looked like …

Black and White Challenge #5

My final black and white photo for the 5 day challenge is a fluffy dandelion.  They looked quite nondescript in the paddock when I went walking, looking for suitable subjects, but when I looked closer I saw the patterns, the structure and I just loved the ethereal, floaty nature of them. Make a wish and blow! I …

Black and White challenge #4

Day 4 of the 5 day Black and White photo challenge - kites flying at the beach. Despite liking black and white for some things this is an example of what I don't particularly like.  I think the colour version is a much better photograph by virtue of the colour! It shows the sunny day, the blue sky, …

Black and White Challenge #3

Blue tongue lizard

  This is a Blue Tongue Lizard which lives around our house and shows himself every now and again.  We found him eating the cat's dry food in the garage just the other day - the cat wasn't very happy about it but left him to it!  I took this photo with my iPhone and …

Black and White Challenge #2

Pine cones are abundant in the pine forest near our house.  Apparently the cockatoos eat bits out of them and then discard them on the ground. I love their intricacies and patterns. This is my day 2 photo for the 5 days of black and white photo challenge and was taken on my iphone and edited using Instagram. …

Black and White photo challenge #1

A stormy black sky

Late last year (sounds so weird as it was just last week!) I was named in a post by Terri on her blog The beespeak at http://thebeespeak.wordpress.com/ to challenge myself to post a black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominate someone else to do the same.  I loved her portrait of her beautiful momma! …