Monochrome Madness – Phillip Island in monochrome

Last week I spent a few days on Phillip Island. There was no doubt that while the trip was to celebrate a friend’s birthday, it was also going to involve visiting some places and taking photos.

There are quite a few places to visit around the island and we went to a few of them.

The first place we went was Churchhill Island. It is a small island just off the main island and you can access via a bridge. There you will find some walking tracks and if you choose to pay you can also go and look at the homestead that is there.

We paid and this is one of the photos I took inside the old house.

These were set up next to a window and the sun was shining through it.

Another thing that Churchhill Island is famous for is some cows. I think they are highland cows. I’m just guessing, but they are not ones you see a lot here in Australia.

I’ve been wanting to photograph these lovelies for a while now but hadn’t had the chance to get there. It is hard to believe that we are now in summer and they still haven’t shed their winter coats. I guess that tells you a lot about how the weather has been here.

We did go to a couple of other places, but early in the evening we headed to San Remo for some fish and chips. The place we went to was right by the docks where the fishing boats were moored. I took this there.

It is a long exposure, though not as long as I usually do. I was having a lot of trouble that evening, but I will fill you in on that another day.

I am showing you three images because I couldn’t decide which one I liked the best, or if I liked any of them.

That’s it for today. Take care everyone and I will see you Friday where I will fill you in on another way to do macro photos without a macro lens. Talk soon.

Participating in Monochrome Madness

If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, as then I can use the reader to see what you post. Also, use the tag mid-week monochrome to catch Bren’s as well.

I’m afraid I don’t use Social Media much anymore, but maybe tag it #monochromemadness for Instagram and I will try and look. That would be brilliant.

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    1. In our quest for colour we have forgotten the beauty of monochrome. Like always striving for something new and forgetting simple past pleasures if you follow me……

    2. I don’t know if that is completely true, I have quite a few friends who only do black and white, but it is nice to do some monochrome images. Not every one works in B&W, so it is challenge at times.

  1. Great photos from a short visit. Love the lighting on the cup and saucers. Of course I love the cow. Looks like a Highland coo just hasn’t a shaggy haircut 🙂

    1. Thank you Bushboy. I loved that lighting too, very contrasty. Yeah, I think they have lost a lot of their shag, but with the summer we are having, it isn’t all gone yet. I’m sure you know all about that too. Where is summer?

    2. We had a bit on the weekend, but the last three days, I’m back into winter gear. Looks like it might warm up next week. I’m glad you are getting it.

  2. 👍👌✌



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