Posted on January 2, 2019
Posted on October 10, 2018
I used to be quite keen on chess – but that was over fifty years ago. Nowadays, although we do have a very nice chess set on display it very rarely gets used. I definitively gave up when my grandson – ten at the time – beat me comprehensively.
Posted on May 25, 2018
It’s that time again…
Cee’s Black & White Challenge Theme this week is ‘flowers’, so here is an example from a mix of bee-friendly wild flowers that we sowed last year in one of our raised beds. In real life, it was an attractive shade of magenta, but the monochrome highlights the textures.
Posted on May 4, 2018
Cee’s Black & White challenge this week is ‘Close-up’. That ‘s usually a cue for a tight shot of a flower, or maybe a creepy-crawly of some description. However, close-up doesn’t necessarily mean macro, just something that shows more detail than a standard image.
So this is not a macro photograph, but rather a detail from a tapestry in the Cité International de la Tapisserie museum in Aubusson. The monochrome treatment highlights the painstaking intricacy of the handwork that went into creating the overall image.
For reference, here is the colour version:
Posted on March 31, 2017
Posted on December 14, 2016
I didn’t even notice the wasp until I’d downloaded this close-up image of a poppy onto my desk-top:
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 48mm. 1/125 at f8, ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments Week 22
Posted on June 4, 2016
The precision and detail of the carving on the capital of a marble column in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is clearly brought out in this monochrome close-up.