Posts from the ‘Cees Black and White Challenge’ Category

Cees Black&White Challenge: Transportation

Hi,
This week’s black and white challenge is Public Transport. Not a lot of public transport in Wincanton, but we do have buses at least we do at the moment. Let’s get up to the Memorial Hall where all the buses stop and where we catch them. When I say all, we have two main buses but let’s see what up there.
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There are two or three passengers waiting and that little bus over there is…..
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…..the bus run by South West Coaches. It goes to Shaftesbury via Mere and Gillingham. Their depot is here in Wincanton.
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Looks like they’ve got a depot in Portland, Dorset; didn’t know that. Ah, here comes the other bus.
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As you see this one is bigger and runs between here and Yeovil via Sherborne. Doesn’t look as if there is anybody on it.
It’s backing into the bay, better get out of the way.
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Here we are back on the pavement, should be safe here while it’s backing up.
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Let’s get to the other side where the passengers get on.
Looks as though there was at least one passenger on the bus.
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Its coming on to rain again.
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We’ll just see the last one on then we’ll…..
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…..go on home.
Bye!

Cees Black&White Challenge: Trees from Orchards to Branches to a Leaf

The black and white challenge this week is Trees so let’s go and visit my trees down here.
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Some of the trees down here are really beautiful. This one is an Ash tree.
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They can provide some impressive tree trunks.
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I have heard recently that Ash Dieback has reached parts of Somerset, but not here; not yet!
Up here are some more trees.
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Let’s go up here and have a look.
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Don’t they look impressive against the sky. There are some impressive tree trunks up.
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Of course, tree trunks don’t stay that forever.
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Eventually rotting down to the ground.
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Now I see from the title I am suppose to provide you with a leaf.
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Lots of them up there, but I guess you want a close up.
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Bye for now!

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Close Ups/Macros

Hi, This time for the black and white challenge Close Ups or Macros have come up. This first one does show a leaf or rather what’s left of it after this little fella has been at it.
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Now who’s going to geuss what the next one is.
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A sort of cryptic clue can give a coloured warning.
This next one hurts to touch.
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Well it does have a sort of pink mauve colour.
As kids we used to blow on this……..
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…..there used to be a rhyme that went with it, but I cannot remember what it is. Here is the yellow version.
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Let’s go to another yellow flower.
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Now what is this little green beastie.
This next reddish pink flower you can make wine out of…..
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…..but not its white cousin.
Well that’s about it I think. Perhaps I should mention that all these flowers are wild.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Animals

Hi
Cee has given us another black and white challenge, this time animals, any animals I assume. Do butterflies count as animals, yes of course they do.
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I suppose it would look better in colour. Oh well, lets try something else. How about a cow?
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How Now Brown Cow; where have I heard that before, oh well what’s next. Do you like goats?
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A few years ago I went to an agricultural show with my brand new point and shoot camera and started clicking everything in sight, including that odd looking goat. Brown and black with those odd looking ears. There were some birds of prey there as well……
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…..but going back to the goats.
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I used to keep goats just like that one. British Alpine goats they were called; black and white in colour; not that black and white is a colour, but still this next one is.
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A sort of fawny brown and white called a British Toggenburg. But let’s take a last look at the birds of prey section.
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Some sort of Fish Eagle I believe.
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What that one is I haven’t a clue.
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Nice to be in open green fields with cows and sheep all around you. But perhaps you would prefer to be on the water.
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A swan swimming in front of us on the Avon and Kennet canal. Well I think that’s it, just one last picture from the canal.
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Bye!

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

For this particular challenge I have concentrated on articles that have been abandoned or thrown away.
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As you can see a couple of cones have been chucked into the river, not an unusual occurrence. There are also quite a few other articles like bottles and cans most of which could be recycled, but then I suppose it’s easier to walk down to the river than actually put them in the bin provided.
Of course there is another culprit who just throws things down on to the ground when finished with, the tree!
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Just throws them on the ground and leaves them lying around all over the place.
Here is another example of what gets thrown into our river.
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Another bottle and can denied to the recycle lorry which comes round each week.
Lets go back to the tree.
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At least when the tree has finished with its leaves it deposits them all around the tree providing the tree with compost eventually and is therefore recycled.
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But what is our excuse.
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That bottle down there in the water isn’t going to rot down. Eventually I suppose it will finds its way to the sea together with all the plastic and other non rotable materials thoughtlessly thrown away into our rivers so conveniently provided.
Finally I will leave you with another abandoned object that has been cluttering up the place here in Wincanton for some years now, since it got burnt down.
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Black and White Challenge: My Favourite Things or Things to Photograph

My favourite things to photograph are clouds and trees. Are trees and clouds things, well they are as far as this post is concerned.
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This first one shows my old oak tree which I’ve shown before, but not in black and white. I rather liked the cloud towering above it.
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A trifle over exposed where the sun is showing.
Now a couple of pictures of just clouds.
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Not sure that those last two wouldn’t be better in colour. Let’s go back to the trees.
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Not too many. What’s that lamp post doing there. Funny things lamp posts sometimes they can look quite good in a photograph but not there.
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Quite like the white-out effect on this picture, almost looks like snow. The infra-red effect when turning from colour into black and white turns the blue sky into a black sky.
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Now this one really does look better in black and white.
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Well, what do you think; too many trees and not enough sky perhaps. Okay let’s see more sky.
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Yes well, you can’t get rid of trees altogether.
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Bye for now.

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