Sheffield | 18 September 2020

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    1. Thank you for your enthusiasm and your generous comments! 😊
      I had the crop in on this scene because It was taken with my compact camera and it only has a very short telephoto. The bird activity happened for a very brief moment so I was pleased with what I capturedπŸ˜€
      Best wishes
      Mr C

  1. I love it! The trees have come to life. It’s gratifying enough to catch a flock of birds flying from a tree, but the way these appear to be going back and forth between the two trees is just fantastic. And the black and white is perfect, it allows me to imagine that they’re leaves, too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you πŸ™
      The birds happened in a fleeting moment so I was pleased to capture them as I did. I often switch between shooting in black and white and colour when I’m out and about with my camera. I know most people say shoot in colour and then convert in post but I enjoy actually shooting in black and white…πŸ“Έ
      Best wishes πŸ˜€πŸ‘

      1. Interesting – it does force you to see differently. Somewhere I read a recommendation to practice looking through the viewfinder/LCD in black and white, just to remove the distraction of color and see the composition and forms better. This is a good time of year to do that, anyway!! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your reply.

      2. My cameras are mirrorless so the view finder and screen can be set to view in black and white when shooting in monochrome.
        I remember commenting some time ago with another fellow blogger about the sometimes distracting elements that colour can have in a photograph so I tend to agree with your comment.
        Shooting in black and white also allows me to see differently while I’m out and about and I start to think differently about how I’m making photographs. It makes me more aware of light in a way I’m not when shooting in colour so I think for me it’s useful in continuing to improve my photography. Because there are obvious merits to shooting both in monochrome and colour I think it’s good practice to shoot both and not simply shoot exclusively in one or the other! So many people only convert to black and white after the event and that is a very different experience. Of course I do post process to B&W if I think an image calls for it but it’s not the main way I set out to get black and white shots.
        Have a great weekend…

      3. I use mirrorless, too – an older Olympus – so I can see how the various alternative shooting modes this camera has will look (quite a few besides monochrome). But I have to remember to try it in the first place. πŸ˜‰ This has been a good discussion – thanks!

      4. It’s always good to share thoughts and ideas. I enjoy seeing other people’s work including your own and it’s sometimes surprising where inspiration can come from.
        If you shoot mirrorless then it’s fun experimenting with filters and also shooting in mono.
        My first mirrorless camera was an Olympus EPL5 and at the time I had a Nikon DSLR. I found myself taking the Olympus out with me all the time and the Nikon became redundant. The Olympus also bought about a new sense fun and of enjoying photography differently!
        I think wether it’s a simple compact, mirrorless or a full frame camera the main thing is about it feeling right and being inspired to use it. I now don’t go out without a camera!
        I will look forward to your shooting in mono…

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