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.
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).
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
Carts’ Graveyard around the back of Shibden Hall. Continue reading The Nailmaker’s Cart and Assorted Cartwheels.
Monochrome Minimalism with egg, spoon and two forks. Continue reading “Go to Work on an Egg”
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
Images ©HelenBushe Taken with iPhone 8plus and post-processed using LUMINAR4 This post was prompted by Cee’s Black & White Challenge: “Bicycles, Tricycles…..” Continue reading Bicycles in Ciutadella at Siesta Time.
This post was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Challenge : Any Kind of Geometric Shape Continue reading Square Format: Geometric Shapes.
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