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.
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.
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
Who makes all the custard pies then? Ever wondered who drives the trams in Lisbon? Who paints old staircases in Barcelona? Who sits in hipster coffee shops in Palma typing the next great novel? Look no further. You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more here: (please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow) You can see more … Continue reading People at Work
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Arch, Dome or Half-Circle. The photographs in this gallery will take you on a journey from the North of England to Southern Europe. Please click on any image to view full-size or for a slideshow: Thank you for visiting Monozone.Online Continue reading Arches, Domes and Semi-Circles.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground: sand, dirt, grass, paths. I’ve put together a gallery of some well-trodden paths in the countryside of North-West England. I hope you enjoy viewing them. We certainly enjoyed walking them. Please click on any image to view full-size or for a slideshow: To see more Paths and Tracks from bloggers around the world, click on the icon below: Continue reading Countryside Paths
A Perfect Pairing. I spotted this wonderful combination of vintage car with vintage driver rattling along the cobbled main street of the Yorkshire village of Haworth. Home of the famous Brontë sisters, Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a … Continue reading Vintage Car, Vintage Driver.
Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, is built on seven hills. (I was surprised to learn that Rome isn’t the only European capital city with this claim to fame.) Seven hills in a fairly compact city means steep streets. Lots of steep streets! There seemed to be three levels of “steepness”: Those with a manageable gradient had pavements; the next level up had steps, whilst the … Continue reading LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.
StreetLife in Lisbon. One of the many charming things about the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is that they still have old wooden trams trundling along on some of the routes. What better way to observe and photograph street life than by sitting by an open window, camera in hand, on one of these old trams. You can see more … Continue reading Lisbon : StreetLife as Seen from a Tram Window
You don’t need to buy tickets to hear wonderful operatic arias in Barcelona….. …..or classical guitar music….or a Gospel choir….. …..you just need to go for a wander in the evening around the Gothic Quarter: (click on any image for full size or slideshow) All these images were taken on iPhone 6s Plus and edited on iPhone or iPad using Snapseed app. To see more … Continue reading Barcelona: Street Entertainers