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

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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 and White Photographic Challenge – Camera or Photos of Photographers

Cee’s B&W Photographic Challenge this week is on Cameras and / or people taking photos; so I kind of did both, as well as a few odd shots of deep space cameras on moon / mars rovers etc from Mount Stromlo Observatory a few years back (please don’t heckle me if I got all that wrong, it was something to do with space and photos the rest I kind of vagued out – it’s Moth’s thing not mine – space [OK I like Sci-Fi stuff, but whatever right? LOL]). The first few are all taken on my old Olympus Camera (relegated to work), taking photos of my Smart Phone taking photos of stuff! Not all that exciting but I like the idea, might try it on a few other landcapes etc.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The space camera…….

Then there are a few pic of people taking photos, just to round things out.

Now is that everything? I would love to take some photos of really old camera items, but I just don’t have any.

– Julz

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Plastic

This weeks theme is Plastic, for Cee’s B&W Challenge, usually Plastic is very colorful, so I found when done in B&W it lost some of its vibrancy, or is that just me? Anyway the first one is a Bright Blue Plastic peg outside a re created Bower Bird Nest at Healesville Sanctuary, VIC. I saw it and thought it would be perfect for this week’s theme.

Picnic Dinner

The next shot is not strictly speaking B&W, I know a bit cheeky! Anyway it was a bright red plastic boat on the shore of Lake Wanaka in NZ. I dropped all the color from the shot except the Red and then over saturated those, it turned the boat a little pink, but I was overall happy with the effect.Picnic Dinner

– Julz