Window Shopping: The satisfaction of shopping without all the guilt and debt. 🙂
Today dawned grey, wet and a little windy; quite good conditions, I read somewhere, for flower photography. Very little or no wind would be ideal but to capture raindrops (in between showers on this occasion) just a little patience with shutter button half depressed, resulted in reasonable sharpness.
Taken in monochrome, then both black and white clipping tweaked very slightly in Lightroom.
Canon EF50mm 2.5 Compact Macro | 1/250 sec @ f/11 | ISO 250 | Focal Length 50mm |
Interesting to see these colourful huts without the colour! Not something that you usually see.
Polish war graves, Newark-on-Trent cemetery. This cemetery is five minutes walk from our house, and is a lovely, peaceful place with beautiful trees and lots of flowers. These graves commemorate the many Polish men who lived locally and died in WW2. To me the rows of white graves look a bit like soldiers standing in rank. This photo was taken in winter, when it’s starkly beautiful, but in summer the tree is lushly green, flowering plants grow among the graves and the spaces between them are full of butterflies. The title is a quote from a grave in another part of the cemetery.
“Thou art the Iris, fair among the fairest,
Who, armed with golden rod
And winged with the celestial azure, bearest
The message of some God.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Becoming a contributor to The Monochrome Muse has awakened in me an interest in black and white photography. I am especially taken with the idea of capturing light in my photographs. The texture of the cactus, the grain of the wood, resonate when using black and white.