Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Camillas

Camilla in B & W 2-

Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.  Thanks goodness, as I will be taking my Social Snappers group to a new park that the council has just opened up.  It is great exploring just what is around my town.

This week Cee has given us an open topic for our black & white images.  Normally, when I am doing my Monochrome of the Day I do a full series – the number of images depends on how many I like.  At the moment, though, I am rather busy so am doing them every day.  So this morning i have done a series of monochrome camillias that I shot at the Stonycroft Homestead.  I have used the same filter set in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.  I do love the vintage effects.  Anyway I am going for the noir filters and also the pinhole effect.

Camilla in B & W 1-

So these first two are the noir images.  I also did a little more tweaking in the camera raw filter.

Camilla in B & W 3-

This was also the noir filter.  Rather dramatic.

Camilla in B & W-

And this is the pinhole filter.


So what else can I show but my blooms for this open topic.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture Styles in Wellington

Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

I have shown a lot of photos showcasing the different architectural styles in Wellington.  So here are some different ones showing the settlers cottages, alongside some more modern buildings – the Victoria University is the large building on the hill.  There is also a lot of Art Deco houses as well.  Such a diverse city.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture


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One Word Photo Challenge: Cage


Good morning from a cool, but sunny Hastings day.

This week Jennifer has given us the prompt ‘cage’.  I knew this was coming up so I was so happy to see this wooden cage with bird in a shop window in the CBD, here in Hastings.


One Word Photo Challenge: Cage

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P.S.  Please don’t think I am being rude when I haven’t responded to your wonderful comments.  I always seem to be dashing off in the mornings – a driving lesson with my son.  He drives to his college and then I bring the car home.  He has to catch the bus home though.  We are both looking forward to when he has his own car and restricted drivers licence.  Hopefully it won’t be too long now.