August 2nd, Day 214: Black and White

I have been trying to focus on black and white the last few days, to adjust my thinking to see subjects through black and white filters. I found some subjects that were already mostly black or white or silver (my mom’s scarecrow for example), as well as things that I enjoyed photographing in black and white (such as the apple)

Here are some examples:

May 22nd, Day 142: Bright Greens and an Almost Full Moon

All this rain we’ve been having lately has made everything around here a brand new shade of bright green.

I had to get my wide angle out this afternoon.

may 22 green 2 wm

may 22 green wm

And by the time I got home the clouds had mostly cleared, letting the moon shine brightly through.

may 22 moon wm

I couldn’t decide if I liked it better in color or black and white. What do you think?

may 22 moon bw wm

April 28th, Day 118: Long Exposure of a Tree Trunk

Isaac and I went camping this “weekend” (ours, not yours!). We didn’t leave the house until 5:30ish on Sunday, because I had to work that day.

So, the sun was already on it’s way down when we finally got to our site and got everything all set up. It was cloudy, but hadn’t started raining yet (that came later, and in torrents!).

I looked up, and liking what I saw, sat down on a log to try and capture it.

april 28 wm

*No tripods were harmed in the making of this photo, though maybe if I wasn’t lazy, they should have been!

October 25th, photo of the day: Birds of a Feather

I stopped by pigeon paradise today, on my way to work.

There were close to thirty of these guys hanging around between two street lights and the ground.

I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to compose them when I first got there, so I ended up with several variations. After I’d been there for a few minutes, the birds began to get a bit agitated -even though they were far above me- and started to take off, one by one.

I cropped this one and converted it to black and white with a touch of color.