July 15th, 2011

photography camera

Ever felt you were being watched?

28/52 for the group T189ers Photo-a-week

This week's theme: Eyes

Last year during my 365 project, I spotted a tree, which appeared to have an eye. It's not painted on, it's just the natural shape left where someone has sawn off a branch. I actually thought this was the same one, but comparing photos, it isn't and is, if anything, even more eye-like.

I decided that with a bit of tweaking in Photoshop, it would make an amusing shot for the "Eyes" theme.

Here is the original, straight out of the camera and totally unaltered.

Tree eye SOOC

View from study (sunny)

Umbelliferous flower in B&W

28/52 for the group 52 in Twenty Eleven

This week's theme: black and white

I have no opportunity to do the sort of gritty urban shot that looks so good in black and white, neither do I have any people to take portraits of, so I trotted out with the camera yesterday looking for possible subjects. Out of the two pictures I took with an eye to conversion, I decided I liked this one best.