Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #1

Common Pond Skater

Pauline of Gypsy Life and Memories are made of this has invited me to join in with this challenge. If you don’t know Pauline (Pommepal) then you are missing a treat. Living in Australia Pauline is always on the move with her lovely Jack by her side.

There are only two rules for this challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
  2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I would like to nominate Carol of Which Way Now 101 to join in. Of course this is only if you have the time and want to.

Carol has been searching for her home for nine years and in doing so has travelled all over the United States. Now she is giving the UK her attention.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

39 thoughts on “Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #1”

  1. Most interesting, Jude – this almost looks mechanical in monochrome, rather than an insect. And I’m a big fan of negative space!!

  2. An intriguing image, Jude. I also did a double take, like Sue. I’m not sure if I would rather share my shower with this creature, rather than the lizard who kept me company this morning. 😯

    1. I was quite excited to see a water boatman, let alone manage to get a reasonable shot. Thought I’d try out a few different images for this challenge.

      And I rather like lizards – little lizards…

  3. I’m with Sue on this one Jude. The blank space works so well, and the placing of the insect gives it an abstract feel. Top stuff!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

  4. My first thought was this is some kind of wacky airplane we’ve never been exposed to before. Crazy, right. So, it’s an insect. Much more interesting in Black and white, I think. 😀

    1. It was a grey day, rain even, so the water was grey. I just altered the contrast to ‘bleach’ the water. I wondered if I ought to have had a ripple in it, but the ripple distracted from the insect.

  5. Nice one Jude, different. At first glance, before I read the caption, I thought it was a huge mozzie. We are having a mozzie outbreak since Marcia roared through and now there is a Ross River Fever epidemic on the GC. Then I thought it may be one of those drones… Well done to capture such a small insect.

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