IPhoneography Challenge: black and white.

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Good morning from a very soggy Hastings.  We have survived yet another earthquake.  It was rather tame here compared to those south of us.  We aren’t called the Shaky Isles for nothing.  We are still getting a lot of little aftershocks but nothing serious.  I know because I have an app on my iPad that keeps notifying me of them.   One blessing is that we have rain but no wind with it so I am happy.  We need the rain as it was getting very parched here.

So, onto this challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. The Phoneography Challenge.  This week it is black and white.  This is harder than you think as we live in a colourful world. But then black and white gives a completely new angle to photos.  I chose these photos as they can change into something completely abstract.

First I went to Colour Strokes and changed them all to black and white.

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Then it was over to FX Photostudio Pro to tweak it a bit and add a frame.

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They look so different to the original images.  Two look more like something out of science fiction.

Thanks for visiting. Here are some other great blogs to check out as well.

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/phoneography-challenge-the-phone-as-your-lens-black-and-white-black-vs-white/

http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/phoneography-challenge-the-phone-as-your-lens-black-and-white-2/

Phoneography Monday Challenge: Black and white

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/alone-in-the-dark/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/phoneography-challenge-black-and-white-2/

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Sunday Stills. The Letter F – Fog in Frimley

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Good evening from a wet evening here in Hastings.  It has been an eventful day.  I nearly had a car accident but luckily didn’t.  Then at 4 PM we had a rather large earthquake of 6.2 and now we are getting the tail end of Tropical Cyclone June with heavy rain and winds forecast, I don’t mind the rain and we need it but I hate the wind.  As for the earthquake I managed to get the phone out to film it but it was rather tame compared to the other videos uploaded.  We have a few more cracks in the wall but as this house went through the big one in 1931 I am not too worried.  One thing we did knock down the chimney three years ago which was just as well as that was rather dodgy.

Anyway enough of the doom and gloom.  The challenge by Sunday Stills is F.  So my children and I were having fun thinking about what photos I could use for this challenge without using flowers.  I came up with ferns or fog.  I found the fog photos first so that is what I am showing today.  These were taken on 21st July last year.  I try to head out early with the fog to see what I could see and shoot.  The photo above was one of the first I took that day. So here are the others.

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I should say that they are all taken in the Frimley area and Frimley Park.

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Here are a couple of other blogs to check out:

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/sunday-stills-the-letter-f/

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-the-letter-f-2/

http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/sunday-stills-frozen/

http://backroadstraveller.blogspot.co.nz

http://blackhillsreiki.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/sunday-stills-the-letter-f/

http://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-the-letter-f/

Thanks for visiting.

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