Little Lambs have Short Coats and Short Legs.

During the period of very necessary lockdown and now restricted movement, we’ve taken a lot of walks from the house along village lanes. Living in the countryside there is always something new to see; things changing by the hour, by the day, the month or the season. In the last couple of weeks I’ve spent more time eyeballing sheep and their lambs than I normally … Continue reading Little Lambs have Short Coats and Short Legs.

Birds, Birds, Birds

As a keen nature photographer and birdwatcher, I’ve taken many thousands of pictures of birds over the years. I don’t think I’ve ever processed any in black-and-white before. But these are strange times we’re living in, so why not monochrome birds? In this, the second week of the Covid-19 lockdown anything goes ………….. Thanks to Cee for her Black and White Challenge: Birds. It’s got … Continue reading Birds, Birds, Birds

Blasts from the Past 5: Lines of Monks and Buddhas.

Another couple of monochromes processed from old colour prints taken on trips to Thailand in pre-digital camera days, around 25 to 30 years ago. Leading Lines. This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing or Leading Lines All images ©HelenBushe Scanned from old 7×5 colour prints and processed into monochrome using LUMINAR 4 Continue reading Blasts from the Past 5: Lines of Monks and Buddhas.

Blasts from the Past 4: Mothers and Children in the Golden Triangle.

More monochromes from old colour prints from trips to Thailand in pre-digital camera days, around 25 to 30 years ago. This series was taken in Northern Thailand in the area known as The Golden Triangle, where the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers All images ©HelenBushe Scanned from 7×5 colour prints and converted to monochrome … Continue reading Blasts from the Past 4: Mothers and Children in the Golden Triangle.

Maltese Monochrome: Signs

The terrace of the Gunpost Bar in Valletta is self-described in this sign as ” The Most Beautiful Spot”. Having sat there on many occasions gazing across the harbour which it “guards” I would agree. As part of the ancient fortifications of the city , dating back many centuries, it was most recently used as a Gunpost in WW2. My father was in the RAF … Continue reading Maltese Monochrome: Signs