I thought for a while what I could do for Lost in Translations Black and White Sunday theme of Texture. I like collecting Begonias as their leaves are so different but is mainly the colour of the leaves that is the draw card for people. I wonder how many look closely at the leaves?
Here is a selection of the few plants I have in my sun room.
This one has lots of little hairs
The leaves have little lumps and bumps
Some leaves grow quite big
Some are small. This one also has fine hairs all over the leaf.
As an afterthought, I should show the some of the leaves in colour
I love seeing the results of other peoples after and befores on Lost in Translation. This photo challenge allows a bit of creativity as well. This time I have chosen a photo that I was thinking of taking in black and white at the time but didn’t for some reason. Now is my chance to see it as I saw it in a church in Dijon.
Which photo do you prefer?
Another favourite blog challenge from Lost in Translation.
Here is a dog sitting on a post.
For those who follow my blog, you know I love photographing rust. Isn’t he great?
Look at the other great Before and After photos here
I had this idea for Paulas Lost in Translation black and white photo challenge Structure but I switched to using my usual nature photos. This time I have a couple of man made structures.
Looking down the path of the Grafton Bridge
The walkway from a ferry wharf in Sydney
This photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Structure, has made me think of the structures that I like to discover and photograph. Of course I don’t mean man made structures but the wonderful structures in nature.
Look how the Spangled Drongo has attached the nest to the trees branches in a very loose looking structure.
It is just right for the Spangled Drongo to sit among the eucalypt leaves.
The Noisy Friarbirds nest is a jumble of strips of Stringybark trees woven into a basket like structure with a side opening
The most basic of nests has to be the Tawny Frogmouth. The nests structure is a pile of sticks in the fork of the tree. Shhh, don’t disturb the nocturnal Frogmouth.
Another jumble of sticks makes the structure of the Square-tailed Kites nest. There is a pile of sticks under the nest which didn’t sit properly and fell to the ground.
The Ospreys huge nest on an open branch where they can see all around. The nests structure of sticks, moss and a huge amount of Grandfathers Beard.
What nest wouldn’t be a nest without some babies!!! The cup like structure of the Grey Fantails nest is built onto the branch using spiders web to help make it stick.
It is interesting to see the same photo in black and white and in colour. What is your favourite?
In days gone by, I am sure someone has a black and white photo of the old horse drawn trolley bus.
It has been lovingly restored and you can still take a short ride when it is available.
I took these two photos this afternoon thinking of the Before and After photo challenge. The Iris is one of my favourites that I was given from my elderly neighbour before he went into care
The colours are stunning
Pick your favourite from other photographers contributions at Lost in Translation
For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge, Paula is hoping to see some photos from a low lying perspective. I always am getting down to get “that photo” especially of Fungi. I have a number of blogs just on fungi. Looking at the photos in black and white is different. What do you think?
Have a look at Lost in Translation to see more Lying Low photos
It’s just a typical day at home for the Black and White Sunday Photo Challenge
In the front of the house, the family drop in for breakfast
While out the back, a mother and her Joey look about for something else to eat
A typical day at home.
I took some photos of some old cars for Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past – well not exactly the whole car just some bits and pieces that I found interesting.
The radiator cap and badge of a Chevrolet
I did seem to think the radiator cap looked a bit surprised when I took the photo
The wheels of the MG were painstakingly polished
The Studebaker gave a bit of a smile
I love this old pulley on my besties verandah too. It was raining so I just wandered the verandah looking for a subject to capture for the challenge before I remembered the cars.
I love taking photos of windows especially when I am travelling. These two windows are in a place called Split in Croatia I took quite a few years ago but they came to mind when I saw this photo challenge.
Many more windows can be seen at Lost in Translation