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Black and White Squares


I am an amateur photographer based in England. My main interests are photographing the English countryside, gardens and flowers. But, for various reasons, not the least the pandemic, I now photograph mainly flowers.
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Black and White Squares

12 Sep 2021 2:14PM   Views : 488 Unique : 388

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.


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.


Mayweed growing on a field margin. Nice and dramatic.


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


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.


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.


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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