All of these were converted to black and white using Nik Silver Effects Pro.
Every so often I take a picture because the pattern of the light catches my attention. While these are not exactly regular patterns they do have regularity to them.
This is a really random assortment.
Just for fun here is an antique-y sort of effect applied to a couple of them.
For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Back of things, and of course the back of things is also a Perspective, for Becky of Winchester’s July Squares.
I’m still playing with this seed head of clover that caught my eye the other morning…and with black and white.
As I mentioned in an earlier post I’ve been experimenting with black and white photo processing. I’ve also been trying to get my photos a bit better organized. These two have come together for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week: some photos from trips I made to China, specifically Shandong Province, over the years, focusing on the signs on store front signs.
I used Nik Silver Efex Pro, an older version of it that I got some times ago, while it was a free plug-in for the GIMP. I think you have to pay for Nik now.
If you click on any of the pictures it will expand and you can scroll through them at a larger size. Some of them got quite small in the tiled gallery.
Side views of a few South Atlantic Seabirds for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: the side of things.
Almost technical note: I used Lightroom 5’s Antique Black and White Preset then monkeyed with the settings. Pure greyscale looked too cold for a summer sunset.
Where does the time go? I received this picture of my son last week on WeChat (Chinese equivalent of Facebook):
These seem like just yesterday, and the day before: