Today is the last day of summer, meteorological speaking that is as Autumn equinox isn’t until the 22nd September, however at times this month summer has felt long gone and others as though we are right in the middle. A really variable month weather wise, perhaps that explains why I haven’t got out as much I had hoped with my camera. However I got out enough to snap these five for PJ’s August photo challenge; the theme is Black & White.
My first was taken at the beginning of this month in the town of Lymington. You may recall my birding post from our day in and around the yacht haven.
The second was around the middle of the month on one of my regular Somerset trips. I cannot resist taking photographs of the cows at the top of my parent’s garden.
My third and my fourth were taken within a few moments of each other in the third week of August. No3 caught my eye because of the name, it reminded me of one of my ancestors. My ancestor however was a Fishmonger in London! No4 nearly made it into last week’s Thursday Doors but didn’t quite work in colour. I did though mention it in this week’s Monday Walk if you are intrigued as to where they are.
And my fifth and final photo was an experiment last week. The general advice these days for digital photographs is to take photographs in colour and then change them into black and white during processing. I thought though it would be fun as part of the challenge to use the monochrome setting on my camera. I learnt quite a lot from my many failures, but then I took this one in macro. May not be perfect but I like it.
If you have not yet discovered the PJ monthly photo challenge then do pop across to here to find out more, and if you are a fellow A’lil Hoohaa challenger howdy! By the way do you think the border works for William Albert Wheeler’s memorial stone? It looked lost on the page with its white background so I added a border and then of course had to add a border to the rest! I do like the borders but still feel I could have done something better for William. The wall was white so couldn’t do much with shading, and I did not want to crop. I’d love to hear what you would have done.