Monochrome views of everyday Leytonstone for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week 🙂
Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week asks us to take a photo with a different perspective than usual.
Last summer we had a (thankfully well-contained) wildfire on our local green space here, Wanstead Flats in East London. A while afterwards I went for a walk there and took some experimental shots (in colour) of some of the blackened and burned tree trunks lying around – several large old trees had previously been cut down and the charcoal-edged logs still sat exactly where they had been sitting before the fire. The resulting photographs seemed quite disappointing, just dull and dark and boring, so sadly I’d done nothing with them.
But for this particular challenge I had the idea of resurrecting and inverting some of these shots (changing them from positive to negative) and then greyscaling the resulting abstract images – and here they are! Definitely (for me) an unusual perspective of boring old blackened and burned logs 🙂
The lovely old iron-studded wooden door of St John’s Church, Leytonstone, East London, where I live. (I mean I live in Leytonstone, not the church!) The cold bright winter sun really brought out the detail this morning as I walked past, so I thought I’d share it with you for this week’s Thursday Doors 🙂
The first stone of the building was laid in July 1832, and the church was consecrated in October 1833.
The first few snowdrops of the year, taken in our local churchyard – St John’s Church, Leytonstone, East London 🙂
Three views of the great outdoors taken here in Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London – even in a big city like London, we still have our own little oasis of open space to let us spend time in nature 🙂
A pair of residential tower blocks silhoutted against the setting sun – taken from Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs 🙂
Yellow flowering gorse on Wanstead Flats for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
Taken in Leytonstone, East London on Saturday afternoon