Monochrome Monday is a good excuse for me to try out different digital processing and see what the pictures look like. I like the way black and white makes certain things look and I find it interesting to compare the results with what the pictures look like in color.
The Drakes were all hanging around together again at the duck pond. There was not a female duck in sight. Maybe they were into an exclusive, “males only, bad boys club” or the females were all nesting in the reeds someplace. They looked a little lonely without the females around to me.
Dog-oh caused the ducks to fly and swim off to the back of the pond and started eating all the rice and corn people had placed there for the ducks.
A couple of ducks stood on top of a piece of fence that had somehow found its way into the pond. I’ve seen all kinds of things in here. Old bicycles, shopping carts, etc.
It was back to raining again after a few days of sunshine and the water was turning a bit brown from the increased flow. I liked the way the black and white version of the picture shows off the water and the cattails.
Here’s the original version for comparison:
I’ve been watching this flower growing for some time. Maybe you remember me posting a picture of it a while ago. It seems like it has been there part of the winter and keeps on going strong. There are some little seed pods forming in the center of the flower now. Perhaps if I see some of the seeds coming out I will collect a few and try to get the flower to grow in my garden too.
Here’s the same picture using Technicolor 3 color emulation. I really like the way this effect makes it look.
For comparison, here’s the original picture as it came out of the camera:
Not a lot has been happening this week. Lots of bushes and trees around here are still flowering. The garden is growing nicely with the bok choy growing very fast and needing to be harvested now.
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