Swan Lake Monochrome, 150
Today I have monochrome treatments from my Swan Lake outing last weekend. You will recognise some of these as being derived from images I have posted yesterday, or the day previous. Others are different shots, in the same places or nearby.
The flat light seemed well suited to the photos in this series – it works for bringing out some of the subtle colours. But the monochrome highlights aspects of the light and really emphasizes some of the textures and overall transforms the feeling of this place. I love the colours and I think that with the exception of a couple of these images (the one above, cattail stumps, and cattail clump below in particular), I overall prefer the colour versions. The colour is cheering at this time of year and it seems wrong to erase it entirely. Still, that is what I have done today, and I hope it does not make you feel too chilly.
I’m going with the gallery again today – I have been waking up tired which means I have to get more sleep and thus even less time for the blog. I hope you don’t mind too much. I kind of like the gallery anyway.
Oh, and by the way. This is number 150 for me. Seems like just yesterday that I started blogging. But here I am, 150 posts, more than 16.5k views, more than 1,000 comments not counting my replies, more than 160 subscribers, and more than 850 images posted. I am still loving it. Though I admit to feeling a tad overwhelmed sometimes by how much work the barest maintenance can be when I get lots of comments (I love comments) or my paid work is consuming a lot of energy or my time is crowded. The last couple of weeks I have not been able to get out and about the internet to see other people’s work, and I miss that a lot. You may be seeing more posts with a single image, and nearly no words. These bigger posts can be unreasonably time consuming.
Anyway, thanks to all of you who make this all possible and worthwhile. So many viewers and such great comments. I really appreciate your interest and support and friendliness.
Canon EOS 5D mkii, SMC Takumar 100/f4 macro, ISO 1250, various shutter and aperture settings.