It hasn’t been a great year for wandering around, taking pictures of dams and rivers. We did manage to get out and take some foliage shots, but mostly, it has been me and my cameras, taking photos of birds and squirrels.
It was supposed to have warmed up this week. It hasn’t. The snow from last week is still on the deck. It’s hard as a rock, but slippery.
Birds are a great subject for this week. It’s one of the only things of which I have lots of new material. I’ve been trying out various combinations of added or faded colors. I was pleased to discover that the definition of monochrome includes faded color. “Nearly black & white” is — photographically speaking — monochrome. And monochrome isn’t necessarily black & white.
Mostly, I stuck to the basics, but I scampered a bit left and right, trying out other monochrome settings. I do love the artistic effects I can get, but I was never sure whether or not they were monochrome. Today, armed with a definition that includes faded color as monochrome, I’m ready. I don’t think they are really black & white, but I’ll just go with black & white as “monochrome.” It’s just easier that way.