Black & White Photography, Chris Goodacre, Photography


I walked across the salt marsh, just the sound of the wind rustling the reeds, at its end the parched earth morphed into sand, the sound of the sea took over (Gibraltar Point, Lincolnshire).

Kitchen sink reflections

Black & White Photography, Jane, Photography


Just loved the patterns and reflections as I was washing up this evening!


Looking at You {Looking at Me}

Black & White Photography, Ellie-Dee, Photography

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Looking away, looking at mobile phones, looking at you {looking at me}

I took this at Blackfriars Station while waiting to get a train back home.

On returning, I found a very poorly Mr E-D who was subsequently whisked into hospital as an emergency, diagnosed with diabetes. All being well he should be discharged tomorrow (Thursday).

Managing (just about) to view everyone’s beautiful black and white new photo posts, I’ll be catching up with comments as soon as I can.

In the meantime, please welcome Angela, the first Kiwi to be adding variety and spice to The Monochrome Muse. Take at look at her gorgeous ingredients photo … mmm, mmm, there are recipes galore on her website

Lady Liberty

Black & White Photography, Grace, iPhoneography
Lady Liberty
“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
~ George Washington

Celebrating the arrival of the Statue of Liberty to New York Harbor 130 years ago today, on June 17, 1885.

Summer’s Bounty

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Summer bounty

It’s summer, which means it’s time to cook on the grill.  Most of these veggies were grilled to perfection.  The sweet potatoes were roasted in the oven and the peach was added to a delectable sangria.  Ah summer, how I love you so!

Faithful Friend

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Man's Best Friend

Each weeknight evening, beginning around 5:00, he settles by the window and waits…


Black & White Photography, Jane

Mary, mary

Not much use for  this little fella at the moment.

Remembering those balmy seventies summers…hosepipe bans and all!



Black & White Photography, Jane

Dark shadows

 She loved the light and dark that painted her walls in the evening. The shadows that would have scared her as a child, she now found beautiful. Tracing them with her hand she thought how fleeting they were. In no time at all the sun would go down and they would be gone…


Black & White Photography, Emma

Avocet B&W

A study of a boat anchored in the quay to start things off for me!  I am really looking forward to getting stuck into some black and white photography, and am so pleased and excited to have been asked to join in.

Emma (from Organdie)

Fleeting Beauty

Black & White Photography, Grace

Weeping Cherry Branch

Your fleeting beauty

a soft, gentle reminder

treasure each moment.

Sunny side up

Black & White Photography, Jane, Photography

Eggs 1

I just love photographing ordinary things because there is beauty to found everywhere.


Though I’d share this excerpt from Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blyton…

“Soon they were all sitting on the rocky ledge, which was still warm, watching the sun go down into the lake. It was the most beautiful evening, with the lake as blue as a cornflower and the sky flecked with rosy clouds. They held their hard-boiled eggs in one hand and a piece of bread and butter in the other, munching happily. There was a dish of salt for everyone to dip their eggs into.

‘I don’t know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors,’ said George.”


Wishing you a happy Sunday!