Directional Light…

It is Wednesday and time for another Black & White Wednesdays challenge.

Last week, during one of the portrait shoots I did, I played around with taking photos with directional light coming in from a window. This photo was my favourite. Before I had a chance to tell Jana’s mother that it was one of my favourites, she mentioned that she liked it the best! I still want to play around a lot more with this type of shot – lots of room for improvement 🙂

Hobies…

Yes, I know…yachts yet again, but they are my regular models 😉 I don’t have any cute, small children at home anymore and my “cute”, big children don’t live nearby. In addition to that, my “cute” children are not the most willing models when I am with them. Just wait till August, guys and gal…hehe! Hmm…I am wondering whether bribery will work with them…no…bad idea…their demands would be too expensive. Well I will just have to resort to paparazzi photos of them 🙂

Meanwhile, I give you uncomplaining, cheap models in B&W for this week’s Black & White Wednesdays

(As always, click on each photo to get a clearer image)

The Wild Cat coming into the beach…

I love looking at the boat names. If you look at the back hull you will notice that it is broken. Poor Tipsy Turtle obviously tipsy turtled one time too many…

Reflections…

It has been raining today, so this afternoon I went out into the garden to take some photos of the puddles of water and the reflections in them.

The first thing that I saw was this…

This puddle was not from the rain, but because our driver was washing the car. It still made for interesting reflections.

A rain puddle in the driveway…

Most of the expats have drivers here and we are no exception. The driving and traffic here is crazy and parking is a problem too. Tom often drives in the evenings and at weekends if we are going out in our local neighbourhood. However, he won’t let me drive as he does not want to get a phone call because the “police” have decided to stop me and try and get money from me. Trust me, that happens here. I put police in “..” because some of the people are not police and try to extort money for trumped up reasons! The frustrations of this place! One of my sons, said that the very things that frustrate me are the things that make it interesting here. Hmmm…I could do without many of the “interesting” things!

Anyway, Tayo, was going to fetch Tom from the airport and decided the car needed a wash (which it did) before he fetched his boss.

I am linking up to this week’s Black & White Wednesdays

Coconuts…

This afternoon I walked around my garden in search of something to photograph for today’s Black & White Wednesdays challenge and I looked up and saw some coconuts sitting high up in a tree.

Below is a collage of the colour version and the B &W edit.

Now I have to keep an eye on these coconuts and make sure they don’t fall on our heads!!

Do go and visit Lisa’s site to see some fabulous B&W photos.

Sky…

It is time for a Black & White Wednesdays challenge, especially as I have missed the last couple of weeks.

The clouds in the sky (where else would they be??) caught my eye the other day, so I just had to take a photo. When I converted the photo to B&W I thought it added a moodiness to the picture, which accentuated the clouds.

The rainy season is arriving and last night we had a thunderstorm that rumbled around for several hours. Because the rains cause such disruption here I really do not look forward to them, but last night I found it quite soothing to lie in bed and listen to the rain falling on the roof.

Post A Day No. 4

Black & White Wednesday…

It was a memorable day’s sailing on Sunday as the GP 14 fleet, who usually only have two or three boats on the water, had seven this time! So, in honour of this auspicious occasion, I thought it would be nice to show a picture of them sailing by. There are only five in this photo, as the other two were rather far behind.

When I was editing the photos from last weekend’s sailing, I decided that I would keep this one  for this week’s Black and Wednesday entry.  Normally half the impact of photographs of the yachts is the colour of the sails etc, but I really like the B&W effect of them.

Colour version…

B&W version. I applied a Black & White Gradient Map Adjustment layer and that was it…no tweaking, no adjusting opacity, no colour fill layers, just plain and simple B&W…