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Black and White Squares

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I am an amateur photographer based in England. My main interests are photographing the English countryside and photographing gardens.
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Black and White Squares

12 Sep 2021 2:14PM   Views : 336 Unique : 291

I have set myself a challenge: to take photographs on our Sunday morning dog walk and post them on this blog straight out of camera. I have a sort of half idea that I would like to use a film camera, but I not sure how good any of my photographs would be without RawTherapee and Photoshop. So this posting SOOC could quickly prove to be a bad idea. We'll see.

One of things I am aware of is that almost all the images I post are cropped, and often radically - which points to sloppy composition and/or not getting close enough. So for this mornings walk, I set the aspect ratio on my camera to square. And to add to the challenge, to take monochrome images as well. So with monochrome square images, I am well out of my comfort zone.

So here are the most promising six images from this morning:

Starting off with a pretty view alongside the lode.

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Then came across this comma sitting on some brambles. I have never taken a monochrome image of a butterfly before. I am quite pleased with this, and may well see what I can do with further processing. Certainly one of my favourites from this morning.

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Mayweed growing on a field margin. Nice and dramatic.

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Equally dramatic is this meadowsweet on the bankside. Probably another image I will process further.

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For years, I have been taking images in a series I think of as 'touched by light', which is really about sunlight playing in the woods and in the undergrowth.

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And finally a view into the woods. This one probably should be in colour as the light area on the ground are actually light brown beech leaves that have fallen off.

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Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to read this. I would ask one favour. If you feel that the images I am showing are not to the standard you would expect on this site, and my publishing SOOC photos can be categorised as 'seemed like a good idea at the time', please let me know, so I can save myself any further embarassment.



Tags: Landscape Nature Monochrome

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