Seven Day Black & White Challenge .. and on the eighth day, colour edits

Close up shot of bee feeding on yellow flower. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

During the Seven Days of Black & White Challenge there were a few comments about how various shots would look in colour. Well, here they are.

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Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Close up shot of snowflake christmas decorations with bokeh. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Twilight shot of Palais Theatre, St Kilda Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

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Image: Su Leslie, 2017

colour shot of art deco building in process of being demolished. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Close up shot of cat sitting on couch back. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Both Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer, and Lucile at Sights and Insights invited me to join the Seven Days of Black & White challenge. The rules are simple:

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.”

If you haven’t already taken part, please consider it — especially if black & white is not your usual “thing” photographically.

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Ooh shiny: distractions, diversion and delicious detail

Close up shot of minature smurf toys; giveaways at the petrol station. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Giveaways at the petrol station. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

I’m in need of distraction at the moment. The last few weeks have left me feeling adrift in a slightly leaky boat, buffeted by the waves of others’ moods and problems. So anything that provokes a smile is very welcome in my life. I just didn’t expect it to come in the form of tiny plastic Smurfs!

One of the petrol chains is obviously doing some Smurf-related promo, and is handing out these little toys at the checkout — one for every forty dollars spent on gas.

I know it looks like I must drive an awful lot, but yesterday my (very) modest Smurf collection got a huge boost when the attendant made a mistake with my transaction and handed over some bonus toys by way of apology. Yes, I had already admitted that I was collecting them!

Close up colour shot of two miniature toy figures against blurred background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Smurfs on tour. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The little people are currently engaged in a road-trip photo shoot round an out-of-date calendar. And not entirely enjoying themselves by the look of it.

Close up colour shot of two miniature smurf toys against blurred background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Twilight shift with Smurfs. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

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