Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Traffic Signs

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Traffic Signs, possibly not what Cee had in mind and even though these challenges are open to interpretation, a traffic sign is a traffic sign isn’t? I know Cee is forgiving 🙂 Anyway these are all old motoring & marketing signs from the Berwick Car Show at Easter. Glad I can put them to good use.

– Julz

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Geometric Shapes

Cee’s Black and White Photo challenge for this week is Geometric Shapes. I visited several spots along the Ballerine Peninsula in Victoria this week, I got some great shots, all with a geometric edge to them, some with multiple (Circles, Squares, rectangles.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Things with Numbers

This week Cee’s Black and White Challenge is Anything with Numbers on it, personally I thought Letterboxes! So I decided to do a random montage of interesting letterboxes while we are out on our evening walk. I think I am becoming a strange oddity in our neighborhood,  firstly I am up at the duck pond before first light and well after dark with my tripod and camera.

Now I have taken to wandering the neighborhood taking random photos of people’s letterboxes. I think they are wondering what on earth I do with them all!

– Julz

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week is Close Ups I wasn’t exactly sure how close up close was? Most of these are fairly up close. I could have cropped them all a little tighter, but generally I do not like to get too close and loose features and stuff. Or am I just being timid?

– Julz

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Phones

This week’s Black and White Photo Challenge is all about phones, Old phones, new phones, cell and vintage phones. I had to hunt through a few pics, as there are really no public phones in Melbourne these days. I can’t remember the last time I saw a vintage phone (and if I even took a photo of it) and my house phone is so uninspiring I didn’t even think of using it! Oh well, be that as it may I have some Public Phones from NZ, one from Beechworth (Victoria) and Moth’s new cell (Mobile) phone, my cell phone and my office phone.

– Julz

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Bathroom

This week’s B&W Challenge is Bathrooms and Outhouses. I do not really have access to many outhouses and I am not about to photograph public restrooms….I might get arrested. Anyway I thought perhaps instead of different bathrooms, I would just do one – Mine! We finally renovated our main bathroom just recently. It had been on my ‘list of things to do’ in the house. I have tried to be a bit artsy with the actual shots, and what I have here is pretty much straight out of the camera. All I have really done is Cropped and straightened a few.

I have discovered that small bathrooms can be difficult to shoot, and have some many interesting nooks and crannies when you go looking for something to photograph.

– Julz

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Music: People, instruments, sheet music, audio devices

Cee’s B&W Photographic challenge this week, is Music: People, instruments, sheet music, audio devices. We are not really a musical family, we don’t play instruments, I don’t think I really know anyone who does………..boring huh? We are a artistic, creative, photographic type family, we listen to music but sadly, do not play (none of us can sing either). The first one is a really bad photo of Tokyo George, he was a busker in Burke St Mall last Christmas and was also on Australia’s Got Talent, sorry I can’t remember which year maybe 2013 / 2014? The photo is blurry and has bad composition, but there was still something I liked about it and did not delete, when I probably should have. A little bit of SilverEfex Pro and Lightroom improved it a lot, not it’s still not perfect.

Picnic DinnerHowever, I did have these photos from our last trip, from Re Start Mall in Christchurch one evening, they had a live Latin Band and kids and adults were all up and dancing, it was a brilliant celebration of life, and great dinner time entertainment. Great music, great food and good company (well most seemed friendly enough).

– Julz