This light is typical of street-lighting in Lisbon: As is this in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter: Valetta still has some street lamps like these, especially close to its numerous churches: And this last one I took for (in colour) for the section on prayer and meditation on our new church website: This post was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind. Continue reading Lighting.
Alternative title: “Capturing that moment when an aspiring street photographer realises that she’s been rumbled by the subject of her “candid” shot.” This post is for the final day of Becky B’s Challenge: Square Perspectives. Perhaps I should have titled it “The Last Post”!. Thanks for visiting me at MonoZone.Online. Why not pop across to my colour blog PHOTOPHILE for more perspectives. Continue reading Perspective: Seeing Eye to Eye with a Guardsman.
All images ©Helen Bushe This post inspired by two well-known bloggers: Cee and her Black & White Challenge this week: Backs of Things and Becky B’s July Challenge : Square Perspective If you’d like a more colourful perspective, why not visit me at PHOTOPHILE: Zooming in on a Red Admiral Perspective: Box Closed, Box Open (Antique camera) Continue reading Perspective: Viewed from the Back
I don’t usually post-process macro pictures of butterflies, flowers or anything colourful in monochrome, but I can’t resist a challenge. And Cee’s Black&White Challenge this week was B&W Macros or Close-ups. So here goes……… I’d also like to link this post to Becky B’s current Challenge: Squares: Perspective. Thanks to both Cee and Becky for getting me to think out of the box and venture … Continue reading Macro from a Monochrome Perspective (just for a change).
The Scottish group Snow Patrol performed an acoustic set in Glasgow at the The Quays a while back. They did of course sing “Chasing Cars”, one of my all-time favourite songs. ( Link to “Chasing Cars” on YouTube at the end of this post ) On the other side of the River Clyde from The Quays is the Transport Museum, where I saw this Roller … Continue reading Chasing Cars
I noticed that I have 3,764 pictures on my iPhone of Barcelona, taken over three years. With no trips planned there (or anywhere else) for the foreseeable future, I’ve enjoyed scrolling through them and imagining I’m walking around the city. I’ve picked a few at random for Cee’s Challenge this week: Half-circles, Arches and Domes. The Gothic majesty of the Cathedral roof: 2. The clean … Continue reading Half-Circles, Arches and Domes
The BeeKeepers of Kew Gardens. All images ©HelenBushe Taken in 2009 at Kew Gardens in London, using a Canon Powershot Sx200IS. Processed using LUMINAR4 This post was inspired by BeckyB’s Squares Challenge: Square Perspective. Continue reading A Beekeeper’s Perspective
Our Village in Lockdown. In the early stages of the very necessary lockdown we could only leave the house for an hour’s exercise each day. These are a few of the images I took during those much anticipated and appreciated 60 minutes per day in the fresh air. I got to know these lambs quite well over the weeks. Sometimes I imagined that they were … Continue reading Where Have All the Children Gone?
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.
Rusty and Decayed in Valletta. Monochrome images showing the beauty and texture of decay from MonoZone.Online. (©HelenBushe) Continue reading CB&W Challenge: Rusty and Decayed