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Natural textures-in black and white

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.

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Patterns in nature.

and Heyjude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #44: Black and White with the instruction: Look for patterns.

Coming from behind

This is a really random assortment.

Japanese anemone.
Commuter or shopper in China
My husband on the city walls of York
We wound up behind this truck for quite a while. It seems like he was reading our minds.

Just for fun here is an antique-y sort of effect applied to a couple of them.

I kind of like this effect, like he is materializing from mist.
I couldn’t resist applying the old-time, romantic sort of look to the mighty johns…just for a giggle.

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.

Store signs in 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.

Black and white Penguins, with a goose on the side

Black and white photo of a Magellanic Penguin, taken on the Peninsula Valdes in Argentina.
Magellanic Penguin
Black and white photo of a Gentoo Penguin, taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.
Gentoo Penguin
Black and white upland goose in black and white. Taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.
Upland goose: geese don’t seem as fun and special as penguins, but this one looks handsome in black and white.

Side views of a few South Atlantic Seabirds for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: the side of things.