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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Moving Water

Waterfall on a woodland stream in black and white
Woodland stream waterfall

From busy streams (or ‘burns’ as we call them in our northern corner of England 😉 ) …

To white-topped waves …

Moving water has such a power to mesmerise us and hold our thoughts.

Sometimes peacefully babbling, sometimes an angry torrent, our favourite woodland stream is an old friend and always has something to say.

White water waves and cliffs at Marsden Bay
White waves at Marsden Bay

And then the sea …

How many hours have been whiled away gazing at the sea? I wonder. I know I will have added a few to that total myself.

Gently restless lapping on a sunny shore or foaming wild waters, crashing against cliffs, the sea always speaks of journeys – real or imagined – to far away places or just along the shoreline.

For more moving water images, do take a look at what others have posted for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week.

Peggy

Mushroom close-up

Zooming out for the bigger picture

“What’s This?” was the question Cee gave us to ponder for last week’s Fun Foto Challenge. We then had a lot of fun trying to work out what other people had posted.

For my entry, I zoomed in on some natural subjects, focusing on shapes and details. This week, I promised to post the original images so you can see the whole zoomed out picture. Here they are …

1. Woodland waterfall

Miniature waterfall on a woodland stream
Miniature waterfall on a woodland stream

This is one of the many small streams (or ‘burns’ as well call them here in The North 😉 ) that flows into the River Derwent in our local woods. I love this miniature waterfall as it cuts its way through the bedrock and pours down onto the next level below, surrounded by woodland greenery. I often find myself reaching for my camera when I see it. For the challenge, I picked out the water splash detail.

2. Hellebores in April snow in a plant pot

Hellebores in April snow in a plant pot
Hellebores in April snow in a plant pot

This is one of the two pots of the “Washfield Doubles” Hellebores I have on the steps by my back door. In this photo from April 2012, it looks like I was focusing on the quantity of late snow, rather than the plant itself! For the challenge, I chose the detail of the concentric curves of the terracotta pot, its black plastic liner and the topping of clean white snow.

3. Worm’s eye view of a woodland mushroom

Worm's eye view of a large woodland mushroom
Worm’s eye view of a large woodland mushroom

As I am not in the habit of crawling on my belly in beechwoods, you will notice this photo was taken by my son! I am always drawn to the unusual angles of this set of mushroom shots so I thought it would be perfect for the “What’s this?” challenge.

I enjoyed Cee’s photo challenge. I hope you enjoy my zoomed-out photos!

J Peggy Taylor