I have many bird photos. One photo was a bird against the sky and was silhouette like. This led me to take some of my colour bird photos, convert to black and white. From there the process was to draw around the outlines in black, fill the bits that weren’t black enough and the white was recoloured whiter.
I hope you enjoy the Shapes slideshow of my Bird Silhouettes
Thank you Paula for a great theme for Black & White Sunday
I couldn’t go past the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona for my fab ceiling photos. OK I couldn’t stop at one for the Lost in Translation black and white photo challenge Ceiling
One of my favourite buildings in the world. Gaudi is amazing with his vision for a fantastic building.
I am sure some of you would like to see the colour versions too
I like the Traces of the Past photo challenge as I try to find subjects that may be a bit different. Follow the link to see other bits and pieces of the past that great photographers conjure up.
My Trace of the Past was found during an Angourie Dunecare revegetation and site clean up. One of the volunteers found a handbag discarded under a shrub covered in vegetation and sand. The handbag had been there for quite a number of years. Upon opening the old handbag, they discovered the contents was more or less intact despite being in the harsh conditions for almost 40 years. One of the volunteers managed to track down the owner who said the handbag was stolen from their car while they were at the beach during their honeymoon. She asked if her engagement ring was still in there. Unfortunately the ring and money which was in her purse were gone.
Have a look at the contents and see how many things you can name?
Lost in Translation would like to see the toys and things I play with in the Photo Challenge – Playtime
Here are my toys
Paula has picked Headshot for this photo challenge.
Meet Brendan, the Brush Turkey who loves to eat Pecans. He comes into the yard and is not afraid of people but will make sure you don’t get too close.
I thought you would also like to see what Brendan looks like in colour.
The Fig Bird tending her nest among the Jacaranda blossoms
Checking on the nest before she settles down
Keeping an eye on me
Time to sit
This is the colour version with the male Fig Bird on the nest
See more great photos on Lost in Translations Black & White Sunday
Black and White Sunday: Darkness and Light
Black and white images have always been part of my photographic life. When I was in my early teens my first cameras, (one was called a Snappy Camera) were always loaded with black and white film as we couldn’t afford to buy and process colour film. I wish I knew where those photos are now.
I sometimes switch my camera into monochrome when I find a subject that I feel would be great in black and white, especially photographing subjects from the past. Other times I take a colour photo and manipulate it, such as my silhouettes of birds in a previous blog.
I love the moon. It gives me a good feeling when it is full and bright.
I also love taking photos of flowers, their colour, their shape, their form but flowers can also look stunning in black and white.
The photo of the old letterbox is one of my favourites. I must admit that I manipulated the photograph to get the effect I wanted.
I am enjoying the photo challenges.