Monochrome Photos Challenge – Day 1

Trashing The Marsh
Trashing The Marsh

When John Etheridge, Book Of Bokeh , invited me to participate in a monochrome challenge I replied ‘yes’ immediately. Like most everything else I do in life I just charged straight ahead.

A short time later it struck me. Good grief, these are real photographers, they even know how to write. To steal from Ansel Adams; they make pictures. I take them.

I like what I take. I hope there are times I place my own stamp on some. But I take them, and that’s what I do. I just want to share what I see.

That said what I chose for day 1 is a photograph that at any other time is deleted. Glare on water, a dark subject, and trash.

Trash is the point here. I typically shoot wildlife….and the sad damage we as people are doing to the tiny little world as they know it.

I guess there’s a reason I didn’t delete this one.


3 thoughts on “Monochrome Photos Challenge – Day 1”

  1. Ted,
    1) Are you kidding me? It took me about two months to rally the troops and respond to my five day challenge. You respond on THE SAME DAY?!?!? Dude, you are too good! 🙂
    2) As to this photo…I LOVE it! It works so well in B&W it hurts.

    Well done!

    1. John, thanks for those kind words. The photo shows something that saddens me. I guess it should be black and white.

      Now I need a less depressing day 2.

  2. Great photo of this guy, but I know what you mean about the trash. I appreciate what you had to say as well my friend. We generate one large trash can of garbage in a year, some years less. It is a lot of work composting and recycling everything but so worth it. Thanks for making people aware. Hugs to the family, J

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