Saturday, 30 March 2013

NETTED DOG WHELK SHELL (Nassarius reticulatus)

Netted Dog Whelk (Nassarius reticulatus) shell

Shell of the Netted Dog Whelk (Nassarius reticulatus).
With thanks to members of iSpot for ID

For more of Seashore, Lake and more
see the latest post on Loose and Leafy
New Approach?

Sunday, 17 March 2013

SHELL

Shell and red seaweed on sand


Shell and red seaweed on sand.

Thought I'd better post a something to reassure you I haven't vanished. Sometimes, the discipline is not in posting every day but in catching up with other things first!
All's well here.
Heavy rain, intermittent hail storms and moments of very bright sunshine with blue skies on specially cold days.
Hope all's well where you are too.

Friday, 8 March 2013

STREET IN BLACK AND WHITE

Black and white version of two people walk away from the camera in a street with buildings, cars and traffic lights.


I posted the colour version of this yesterday. Barbee kindly left an interesting comment. This is part of if:

What surprised me was that it looked stronger in the small copy of the photo that appeared in my Follow reading list lead. When I clicked on it to read the complete post, I was taken aback with the loss of impact. I had to look at it for a minute to "see" it again. Then there is the surreal quality of the detached walkers going somewhere. At least that is the way I see it.

I found this interesting and helpful. Maybe this picture was 'born to be black and white'?

I've tried various monochrome versions. (Colour too.) It's possible to make it bright and clear and detailed. It's possible to provide sharp contrasts; bring prominence to the walkers; all sorts of things. But, the one I keep coming back to is this. It's murky. Everything is dull. This is how it was on the day. Dull day. Dull street. And that is what struck me.

Hopefully, the dullness of dull black and white is more striking than colour.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

STREET SCENE

Woman walks down urban street past cars, lamposts and a hairdresser's sign.


I have no idea why I like this photo - I just do!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

CAR PARK

Cars, vans, houses and flats and ruins of old walls.


Car park.

Monday, 4 March 2013

ORANGE LIFE RING

Bright Orange Life Ring with ALPHA written on it against blue sky.

Bright orange life ring.

ME, UPSIDE DOWN IN A PUDDLE AND WEARING A HAT

Reflection where submerged leaf stalk rises to touch surface of water pooled on log.


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Reflection in water pooled on log.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

MASTS

Two boats with tall masts in dry dock.


Two boats.

Friday, 1 March 2013

PLANTS BY A WALL

Woman hurries past plants beside brick wall with railings.

Plants and woman by wall.

This picture is part of the Loose and Leafy post

(Loose and Leafy is my Nature blog.)