Going to seed #5a

Going to seed #5a

The last of the monochrome seedheads (for this week). I don’t know why, but this image seems poignant to me. Is there a metaphor for life here?

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Going to seed #3

Going to seed #3

In recent years, I’ve become a bit fixated on thistle down. I love the contrast between the soft seedheads and the prickly nature of the plant.

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With this image, I was trying to use the grass as a frame for some of the thistle heads. It’s not exactly how I’d anticipated it, but I think it’s OK.

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Going to seed #1

Going to seed #1

My digital friend, Leanne Cole has a weekly feature on her site called Monochrome Madness. That be an appropriate title for this week’s entries here – all (well, almost all) of the images will be black and white.

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If you want to see the coloured versions of these photos, they will appear on my Flickr site (see link below).

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Riesenrad – from the inside

Riesenrad colour – from the inside

As the Riesenrad slowly turns, you get an opportunity to move around the carriage. We were fortunate that our carriage was relatively quite – six of us in total. This meant that I could shift my attention from the panorama to the structure and back again without being too annoying (I hope).

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It was inevitable that I would do a ‘pop out’ B&W conversion – how could I resist?

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Ladies who shop

Ladies who shop

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be publishing more photos from our holiday in Austria. The second leg was spent in Vienna – a city that I adore.

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This one of the entrances to the Freyung Passage – a small, very elegant shopping arcade. The monochrome seems to reinforce the timeless beauty of the surroundings.

As regular readers will know, photographing people is not one of my strengths. So this is pushing me out of my comfort zone. Technically, I don’t think it’s a great image, but that’s part of the learning experience.

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