Monochrome Madness 2 52/52 Close Up

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This is the last post for Monochrome Madness 2 as well as the completion of my one year commitment to participate in it. It’s been a lot of fun, and at times challenging. I’ve learned a lot about what images work in Black and White better than others.

This week is also our Theme Week which is Close-up.  The last 3 annual Imaging Projects I’ve done I’ve completed the project with an image made with one of my Mascots, and I didn’t want to break the streak .

Here’s Woody wishing Monochrome Madness 2, and all its participants a “Happy 2nd Anniversary!”  Congratulations everyone for completing the year!

Monochrome Madness 2 52/52 Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Thank you Leanne for hosting this fun annual imaging project this past year. I appreciate all the work you do to make it happen!

To see all the images posted for this week’s MM2 challenge click here.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 105mm micro| Delkin Digital Film| Tripod| PS CC 2015 & On 1 Photo 10

More to come…



MM2 42/52 Silos of Sacramento Valley

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These are rice silos in Sacramento Valley, California.  The Sacramento Valley produces medium, and short grain rices. There are a lot of silos here that I’ve wanted to photograph every time I come up for birding.

This past week-end while on my way from refuge to another for sunset I was just fooling around with the 200-500mm lens and took several images of silos we passed.  I boosted my ISO to increase my shutter speed and made this image from the car while it was zipping along the freeway at 65MPH.

I’d love to spend some time making images of these with the right lens and framing.

MM2 42 of 52 Rice Silos Sacramento Valley CA

This is my entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 this week. To see all this week’s entries click here.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 200-500mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film

Monochrome Madness 2 34/52 Birds

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This week’s Monochrome Madness 2 I selected an image from a recent day I spent birding in the Pacific Flyway.  The Pacific Flyway is a section of CA. that is part of the Winter migration path used by birds fleeing the cold months in the Winter.

These are Black-necked Stilts, and Long billed Dowagers foraging for food.

MM2  34 of 52 Black Necked Stilts and Long Billed Dowagers

I was trying out the Tamron 150-600mm super telephoto lens this week-end for the extra reach which was nice to have, but I won’t be saying much about the lens because I wasn’t able to use it as much as I had hoped. We had rain come in which kept me indoors the following day instead of out photographing birds.  I won’t complain too much since we need all the rain we can get. 🙂

I’m really behind reading blog posts, but am catching up ever so slowly.

Too see all this week’s posts in Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 click here

Nikon D700| Tamron 150-600mm| Hoodman Digital Film| CS6 & Silver Efex Pro

More to come…