I decided on the name before I realised that I have one that was actually taken in October, but since I am unable to come up with a new creative sounding name, it remains as September Monochromes.
I want to start off with a Sepia image, it’s not necessarily a great image, but I liked the elements; seashore, people – young and not-so-young, and a fishing rod.
The next is the first of the Black and White images, it is one that I recently entered into a DP Review challenge called Clouds, I was experimenting with a borrowed Canon 80-200mm lens and most of the images came out very low contrast, so like the Sepia one above, most of the rest I’ve rendered in monochrome. This one came out much better than expected, I had to give it a title for the challenge, so that’s how the title came to be.
Along the seashore, you are sure to find a coconut washed ashore by the waves, this one was partway up a concrete sloped walkway on the seawall, maybe washed there but probably kicked there by some youngster.
The final image is the one taken in October, after our Robbery ordeal and we daringly went right back to the Kingston Promenade, I like the clouds in the sky and thought that the lighthouse silhouetted against it would look nice 🙂
They were doing some renovation work to the lighthouse, so you might notice the scaffolding on the sides of it there.
15 thoughts on “September Monochromes”
Nice collection. You have to start putting together your best in themed portfolios, that way you can have coherent bodies of work to show off.
Not sure I have enough for “Best of”s as yet 🙂
Could be fun, though, Mike, because the collecting and separating of images makes you see them differently too. What belongs with what?
I like your short d-o-f coconut: good call avoiding the rule of thirds on that one!
definitely no rules on that 🙂 I liked the out-of-focus waves in the background and the sharply focused coconut.
Oh.. that last photo is really great. The lighthouse looks like a NASA rocket from a distance 😀
Thanks Nigel, I hadn’t noticed before, but it does look like a rocket 🙂
Hello again Mike. Thanks for the photos. I like best, the weather beaten coconut on the beach, the photo looking good on a beautifully composed picture.
In the photo, I see the mystery of the coconut which may have travelled hundreds or even thousands of miles to land on the beach there and possible to continue it’s journey with the next tide. Thanks again. Cecil
Thanks Cecil, that’s an intrigueing take on that image! Love the way you think!
Great images Michael, love the sky in the second one. Cheers mate.
Thanks David, always good to hear from you!
Did the Police find the culprit and your belongings?
Hope you are recovered from that ordeal and pleased to see you are brave enough not to be put off by it.
Keep well and best regards. Ca canny!
They have one in custody, but seem to have a hard time catching and keeping the other one. I have back my phone, Nik has gotten back his phone and camera, but not his wedding ring, nor any of our cash. But life goes on and begs to be photographed 🙂
Nice monochrome collection Michael.
My favorite is the the shot of coconut. Real simple an love the details and the way you have composed. Like to see it colors.
Thanks Sasi, I was experimenting with a borrowed lens, the light was poor and I had to use manual focus most of the time, but a few came out nicely, like the coconut 🙂 I’ll check on the coloured version for you 🙂
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