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:
As my first subject for this month’s black and white focus in Eva Ricci’s group, I turned to my mom’s scarecrow.
Made of all metal and wire, it is naturally mostly silver/black and white.
Last year, I had a little “Garden Guardian” made by my mom, out of an old kitchen strainer and whatever else she could find.
Unfortunately, the type of glue she used was not waterproof, and so the little guy was losing pieces when it rained. I took him back to my mom, and asked her to repair him, possibly using a more outdoor durable type of glue.
I bugged her, and nagged, and annoyed her over the last few months to get him back to me (my garden needed its guardian!!) and finally, when my dad came up for a visit this weekend, he brought my mom’s newest creation.
She’s not the 1 foot tall kitchen strainer I was expecting. No, she’s about as tall as I am!
We set her up out at the farm on Friday, where she is currently over seeing the pumpkin patch, and beyond.