Things Made of Plastic – in black & white

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made Out of Plastic

Jenny’s Cafe in London. Lovely green plastic chairs and a plastic squeezable sauce bottle
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A deer childs rocker in a second hand shop
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A green elephant in the same shop
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Toilet instruction in Seoul South Korea. My first visit to Seoul, the instructions weren’t in English
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Flying

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In Flight
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The Great Cormorant fish fight
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King Parrots have a disagreement at the bird bath
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A Wedged-tailed Eagle cruising the skies
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Circles and Curves

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circle and Curves

For Cee’s photo challenge I have decided to stick with a nature theme of circles and curves.

An Australian native snail shell
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The circles and curves of a spiders web
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The beautiful curves of a Python sleeping on the verandah
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What better circle than our Moon on a cloudy night with a bright ring around the Moon
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The favourite Eastern Yellow Robin, Bobbin, on the curve of a table in the old garden
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Never Piss Off the Cleaner

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at Work

One morning, we came into the office to find Marks desk decorated.

Just a subtle reminder when doing field work make sure your boots are clean before going into the office
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The face on her sign shows displeasure
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Mark kept a few on his chair as a reminder.
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Sculptures

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Sculptures, Statues or Carvings

A while ago, I went to an annual event in Sydney called Sculptures By The Sea. I have so many photos from then as well as previous times, it was hard to get down to a few. The ones I picked have a bit of a sea view.
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Benches

Yes…….benches. Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Benches

The stone bench in a Museum in Bologna. It was surprisingly comfortable.
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The wonderful wooden bench my friend made at his property
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The garden bench at my place.
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More Birds for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge

I have lots of birds for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge of Birds

Here are my Black and White Birds

Magpie Geese resting up after a long migratory flight
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Wonderful Willie Wagtail as he hops about the grass looking for a snack
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A White-winged Chough surveys where to walk to next
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A raucous Magpie Lark, or better known as Pee Wees, shouts at a tree
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Meet Chip, the Magpie who used to knock on the door to get a small snack, at my besties
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This Pied Butcher Bird would always come when I was in the bush cutting firewood hoping that I would disturb a grub or two.
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A Pied Cormorant catching a bit of afternoon sun
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A Pied Currawong looking for a free feed at the picnic table
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Birds in Black and White

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge : Birds

One day I was looking at some of my bird photos. One in particular was of a heron standing in a tree in my backyard with the sun behind. The silhouette wasn’t that clear, so I set about changing the white areas to very white and the bird and tree to black.
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Of course this started a series of converting colour photos to grey-scale so I could hand colour what I wanted. You can see at the very top of the Rainbow Bee Eater below where I missed a small amount of the white.

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When I print these and frame them I didn’t need a frame around the photo. On a blog post the white does disappear and the edges are gone. The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo just flies around the page.
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This one, a New Holland Honeyeater on a Banksia, was the most difficult  but worth the effort don’t you think? silhouette-blog_wattlebird
The Golden Whistler singing among the many branches was also a bit fiddly. I left a little bit of his yellow on his throat but didn’t make it white as something different to the others silhouette_blog_whistler

Writing the post wasn’t easy either as I added all the photos in one go and had to find the spaces to write. I thought about doing borders for this post. Do you think I should have put borders on the photos?

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