Moments of the Month- January 2016

Because I still take a lot of photographs, and posting just one a week for the EPE isn’t winnowing down my stock, I thought I’d showcase a few of my favourites at the end of each month, with just a few words as to why I like them.

Strangely, although I usually prefer colour, this month I just liked some of my photos better in black and white.

Graham Thomas B&W
Graham Thomas

I don’t know why, but this says “Summer Country Wedding” to me.

Daisies (2)
Daisies and Raindrops

I love how the last 2 daisies show against the darkness, one twisted and reaching and the other cupped open.

Roaring Beach (7) darkened bandicoot
Roaring Beach Silhouette

Branches against the sky, silver trunks bare and stark.

Dahlia Bud
Dahlia Bud

The flip of the leaf, the arch of the stem.

Rose and Raindrops (1) grayscale
Pierre De Ronsard after the Rain

That droplet down in the far right corner in all its crystal clarity.

Sentinel & Hawk
Sentinel Tree and Hawk

A very lucky shot – freedom.

Sentinel Hill b&w
The Dry Paddock

The looming clouds against the dry grass.

Black and White Photography Challenge: Day 5 – Cup & Saucer

Earlier this week Hugh invited me to participate in the Black & White Photography Challenge, by posting a B&W photo each day, for a total of 5 days.  I have really enjoyed looking at things in a different “Light”.  My last photo is something I keep on my hall table, it belonged to my Nan and reminds me of her every time I come in my front door.

Day 5 – Teacup, Saucer and Plate.

Nan's Teacup

Black and White Photography Challenge: Day 4 – One among Many

 Hugh invited me to participate in the Black & White Photography Challenge and I have been quite enjoying it, which is a bit surprising as I love colour.  This photo is a very good example of why I am rethinking B & W, the focus stands out so much more without colour.

Day 4 – One among Many

One among many
One among many

Black and White Photography Challenge: Day #1 – A Chair in the Sun

Hugh from Hugh’s News & Views invited me in his post to participate in the Black & White Photography Challenge and post a photo each day for the next five days.  I’m do not normally take B & W photos, but Hugh is such a nice bloke, how could I resist.

Day 1 – A Chair in the Sun

Chair & Lavendar
Chair & Lavendar