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Monochromatic … a new way for me to think of this term

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

This week, share with us your monochromatic images. Be calculating and creative in choosing your subject and focal point; resist the urge to simply take a photo of something with a single color range.

I found this a rather confusing challenge as I am a somewhat literally minded person, so the idea of an image being called monochromatic but then not being restricted to just one colour range just didn’t make any sense to me. With  this in mind I looked at a few images I have done recently where I explored the monochromatic theme  and this was my favourite… monochromatic birds on a very dull pallet were accentuated by removing all but the hint of colour that the birds themselves feature .

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Down the line

Feeling Blue
Feeling Blue

Daily Post Monochromatic Challenge

Divergent challenge from Camera Lucida

In response to    CAMERA LUCIDA – divergent

I must say I found it extremely difficult to get my head around an image that was relevant to this theme, and certainly to take a photo to demonstrate it.  As I was out the other day I was watching a houseboat full of pelicans sitting on top like a party boat …. when coming in to land this one seemed to have wings and legs going in all divergent directions !!!

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A Good Day ….. one of many at the beach

I was thinking that there was a challenge to write a post  entitled  “A Good Day”, not sure where I saw it now but I wanted to try out the new Mesh App .

(I am hoping this does not give access to my dashboard as it wouldn’t let me use the basic link as I was signed in)

Anyway, I used to walk a dog called Benji ( a lovable Black Labrador) for some elderly friends and one of the things we loved to do was to go to the beach together. Instead of writing a post with lots of words about a good day, I though i would let my pictures do the talking . At this stage I am finding Mesh just a little bit cumbersome to use but  as it is new they are working on the bugs every day so I will enthusiastically  look forward to playing with it some more.

Hope you enjoy a good day at one of my favourite local beach spots with one of my best mates.  He is still patiently waiting for me to get back to him on the next walk…. so far has been waiting for a long time since the last outing …. and yes.. I feel guilty about that 🙂  He has been with me during the darkest of times, and for that I will never forget his wonderful personality. He is, by the way, … very much still alive even though it doesn’t sound like it . I have just been busy with other life challenges and need to get back to my old friend.

Good morning world!

Each morning I wake to the happy chorus of the neighbourhood birds…..and each day it is a joy to experience. Something cool about listening to them start their business of the day that just  makes me want to be up with them. Whether it is the flute like haunting call of the Pied Butcher bird, the repetitive machine gun trill of the Leewin’s Honey Eater or the crazy howlings of my resident green Catbirds…..  or a combination of the whole orchestra….. mornings are music to my ears and make me feel that is is great to be alive!