Window Shopping

Black & White Photography, Chloe

Window Shopping: The satisfaction of shopping without all the guilt and debt. 🙂

Raindrops on Roses

Black & White Photography, Ellie-Dee

White Rose

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 |

Market square reflection

Black & White Photography, Gilly Walker

Church spire, reflected

Church spire of St Mary Magdalene, Newark on Trent, reflected in puddle.  Round the other side, this spire has a cannonball hole in it where it was hit during the Civil War.

triptych

Black & White Photography, Katie

 

I would if I could choose

Age and die outwards as a tulip does;

(Excerpt from Deaths of Flowers by Edith Joy Scovell)

Shadows between rain showers

Black & White Photography, Jane

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A very mundane item to photograph I know, but I was just struck by the lovely shadows cast between the rain showers today.

Wishing you a happy Friday xx

Beach Huts

Black & White Photography, Emma, Photography

Beach Huts B&W

Interesting to see these colourful huts without the colour! Not something that you usually see.

Emma

And we all shall fall like leaves

Black & White Photography, Gilly Walker, Photography

Polish war graves, Newark Cemetery

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.

Iris

Black & White Photography, Grace

Iris

“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

Peony

Black & White Photography, Jane

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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

~ Claude Monet

Still Life

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Still Life

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.

A Venetian Affair

Black & White Photography, Chloe

Venetian Affair (Petite) by TGWC

Dance through the masquerade of life without wearing a mask, for being yourself is the most beautiful thing. ~Author Unknown