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
I’ve found a stash of old colour prints from over 20 years ago. I wondered what they’d be like if I scanned them and reworked them in monochrome. These first ones are from a trip to the North of Thailand. I think I might do some more. I’m enjoying the memories! Continue reading Blasts from the Past 1: Monks, a Kitten and a Sewing Machine
A game of skill, strategy and cunning being played (and observed) outside the library in Leeds town centre. All images ©HelenBushe Continue reading The Chess Game.
” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play
I found my original external hard-drive last week. It weighs over a kilogram and has its own separate lead and plug to power it. I probably bought it about 20 years ago. These images were taken in 2004 on a visit to Caithness Glass Factory. I had a SonyDSC-P10 camera with a rectangular purple memory stick, capacity 64mb. I’m using LUMINAR software to try to … Continue reading The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.
Pictures taken at the finishing line in Ciutadella of the “Cami de Cavalls” race around the island of Menorca. Some of these runners had completed the entire Cami, a distance of 185 kilometres. Some had completed a shorter route of 100 km, whilst others had completed distances of between 45 and 85 km. No wonder they were celebrating. Continue reading After the race.
Ice Cream from Magic was the promise…….. ….and the Ice Cream Magician made it happen (with some Liquid Nitrogen and a great deal of flair) This post was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything Hot or Cold Thank you for visiting MonoZone.Online Continue reading Ice Cream from Magic
Through a Window. “Look through any window,yeah What do you see? Smiling faces all around, rushing through the busy town……. So sang the British group, The Hollies, in 1966 with a song that got to number 4 in our UK charts and number 32 in the American Billboard Top 40. Ah, yes….. I remember it well! It was never one of my favourites, but half … Continue reading Through a Window.
Cameras and Photographers are two words which go together very well….. like chocolate doughnut and cappuccino….. like Rolliecord and Ilford…… like enthusiasts and second-hand gear….. like a selfie in front of a joke mirror… like a video camera at a street party… …all of which you can see here in this mini-gallery of pictures inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week : Any Kind of … Continue reading Cameras and Photographers.
Up close to…… …….a couple of cats, a horse, a harpsichord, two lutes, a street photographer and a detail of a model of an Archimedes Screw. (and if that’s not an eclectic mix of monochromes, I don’t know what is!) Please click on any image to view full-size or for a slideshow: To see more close-ups from bloggers around the world click on … Continue reading Up Close for Close-ups