Archive for November, 2010

November 24, 2010

The Gallery: Black & White, (The Sequel)

Yes I know I ‘ve already made an entry this week to Tara Cain’s Black & White themed Gallery at Sticky Fingers!

It’s a really good one this week, not that they aren’t always, of course.

I’ve been looking at some of the brilliant entries there, & have been inspired to make another entry.

I have been assured, by the lady herself, no less, that it’s not cheating. Well, that it is, sort of, but it’s OK anyway. Very easy-going, is our Tara.

Because however there’s a prize though, I don’t want it considered for that. (As if!)

So here ’tis:

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I loved this photo when I took it, but turning it black & white gives it a whole new flavour again; really brings out the textures, shapes, patterns & reflections.

And, you know what? I’m not going to say what it is! That’s the main thing I love about it: it’s so abstract, yet the subject matter is entirely natural.

Maybe it’s completely obvious, & I’m just being annoying. Wouldn’t be the first time…

But I’d like to invite guesses as to exactly what, or even where, this is. Then I’ll tell you if you’re right or not. Eventually. Probably. 🙂

Why not check out the other entries to this week’s Gallery? They really are very good

November 23, 2010

The Gallery: Black & White

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These photo’s were taken in January this year, during the Big Freeze (obviously).

At midnight.

I took them, & many others in the garden that night,  on a standard point & shoot digital camera. Using only available light. There is *no* retouching, photoshopping, tweaking of any kind, apart from the watermark.

The light was Freakish. I don’t know if there was a full moon, or if the Council had turned all the street lights up just for a laugh, or if aliens were trying to see their way to a landing strip. Maybe the heavy snow was reflecting the moonlight, street lights & house lights, I don’t know. What I do know is that I’d never seen anything like it, nor have I since.

Very Spooky!