Tag Archives: Monochrome

Dejected – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tourism

This week Frank challenged us with the topic:

I thought that it might be interesting to scour my photos from the frequent travels to the Netherlands for some more material. As a result, I thought that Tourism might be an apt theme for this week!

I feel the mermaid looks a little dejected in this photo, like so many other tourist spots, this was filled with people taking the ubiquitous selfie.  Spare a thought for the feelings of the mermaid, she was once the sole object of peoples focus, and slowly she became the background to peoples shots, a smiling family, recorded for posterity with their childhood story. Now she is relegated to the out of focus fuzzy celebrity that people want to be seen with, the focus squarely on themselves, in the search for the cult of self.

‘Dejected’, Copenhagen, 2017.
Dejected

Slow down, take time, spare a thought for others around you. This Thursday it was #World Mental Health Day, we all need a little help sometimes, the struggles people face are not always black and white, they are mostly invisible, spare a thought for others, spare time for yourself.

Ken

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Floating – One word Sunday Challenge: Sepia

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own sepia post.

Sometimes a photo screams to be in black and white, sometimes it needs a little colour, and sometimes you just want to bend it to your will.

I am not sure why I chose this photo, it was a mixture of just wanting to see what I could do with it, the incongruity of using what is seen as an old technique on an image with very definite modern elements, and an awareness that the sepia would pop on the highlights of the wet-suits.

‘Floating’, Sennen cove, 2019.
Floating

Ken

Altered way – Which Way Challenge: October 11th, 2019

Each Friday Sam challenges us with the following:

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There’s no topic to this challenge. All you need have is the “way” visible and the main focus of your photo.

This week a photo with a story which can be read here – Gatehouse

‘Altered way’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Altered way

Ken

 

Baa-side – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Side of Things

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Side of Things.

I had a lot of photos where I could not decide if I was looking at the side, or the front, or even the back, though I guess back-side may have been acceptable, or maybe even topside or underside!  What about inside?

Anyway lacking a photo of a bowl of fries or onion rings for my side, which was my first thought, and non in the freezer to cook, I thought I would follow on from last weeks lamb, with a sheep, I am fairly certain that this is the side of a sheep! Though it is almost the front as well.

‘Baa-side’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.
Baa-side

Ken

 

Walk Way – Which Way Challenge: October 4th, 2019

Each Friday Sam challenges us with the following:

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There’s no topic to this challenge. All you need have is the “way” visible and the main focus of your photo.

‘Walk Way’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Walk ways

Ken

 

Dark and Proud – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: September 19th, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

Not sure I would want it in my house!

‘Dark’, Laycock Abbey, 2013.Dark

This one on the other hand I quite like, though he does look a bit like he has had his trotters cut off!  I suppose they could be ‘cloven gloves’?

‘Proud’, Laycock Abbey, 2013.Proud

Ken

 

Big wheel – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Anything with 1, 2, or 3 Wheels.

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Anything with 1, 2, or 3 Wheels.

I wonder if I can get away with this, I am choosing the photo as the object with ‘1’ wheel in it, but to be fair there are probably a few hundred or even thousand if you could see them all!

‘Big wheel’, London, 2013.Big Wheel

Ken