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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: B&W

Another week already and time for photo thoughts.

Cee’s photography has a classic quest today for black and white images.

I decided to take this as a portfolio task while out and about. We take an interest in experiences over gifts in day-to-day life and getting out and about in the local environment is a great way to do this.

There’s an annual museum card in The Netherlands that gives free or much reduced entry to 400 museums across the country. It’s a great chance to have a day out without generating rubbish or fumes.

Today we were starting new cards so we choose a museum we’d never been to. The weather was ghastly so ideal for museums.

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It’s a sculpture museum that focuses on the human form. And it has open air exhibits incorporated in the unusual building.

It’s been on my list for a while. This is the giant sculpture indicating where the museum is at The Hague’s sea front resort Scheveningen. (I’ve had to crop it as it’s now very hard to photograph due to new sea defences and railings. )

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On route to this museum and in the sculpture exhibition I tried to find images that would be good B&W subjects.

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This poor juvenile seagull met us on a park bench. The museum is so close to the seafront. He’s a little poorly.

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Some sculptures really lent themselves to the task.

But I think this is my favourite.

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27 comments on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: B&W

  1. Cee Neuner
    August 20, 2014

    I like your last black and white … although they are all great. I just like trees 🙂

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    • lizard100
      August 20, 2014

      It really liked the B&W treatment too. It was fortunate that it was open to the sky and the sky played along. Thank you!

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  2. silverbells2012
    August 20, 2014

    Were these taken on your phone? I agree with your choice of favourite.

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    • lizard100
      August 20, 2014

      Yep! I am that phone lass. Horizon is on again. The environmental implications of meat.

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      • silverbells2012
        August 20, 2014

        Will they come out with anything novel?

        You have a great phone… am investing an update for myself, consumer that I am. Or rather now I’ve discovered how useful they are I want one that I can keep…

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      • lizard100
        August 20, 2014

        It was a lot more edgy than the other one. Undermined a lot of meat industry behaviours. It was similar to Food Inc. and Meat the Truth. It’s all good when it gets more mainstream.

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      • silverbells2012
        August 20, 2014

        Yes!

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      • lizard100
        August 20, 2014

        The twitter feed was also quite horrified. In a way there was lots if ‘matter if fact’ ness rather than shock value. So it was ‘look at this cow. They’re trying to reduce the amount of methane it produces by making a hole in it’s side that you can put your hand in.’

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      • silverbells2012
        August 20, 2014

        How awful!!

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      • lizard100
        August 20, 2014

        But the message was. This is what eco meat. Sub message if you think it’s inhumane……

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      • silverbells2012
        August 20, 2014

        I wonder how widespread the practice is.

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      • lizard100
        August 20, 2014

        Mass production has mass pitfalls. Course when you bring tonnes of animals into sheds there is less methane but more antibiotics, disease etc. It’s rife in the US but UK will follow suit.

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      • silverbells2012
        August 20, 2014

        How come there is less methane if the animals are indoors? Is it because of their diet?

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      • lizard100
        August 21, 2014

        Yep. It’s grain and concoctions indoors and grass outside. Ones more natural the other leads to other problems. Speed is also of the essence of course.

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  3. tootlepedal
    August 20, 2014

    A good set.

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  4. Expat Eye
    August 20, 2014

    They’re all great, but the last one is definitely the stand-out!

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    • lizard100
      August 21, 2014

      Cheers. This photography lark is interesting. The last one some woman was in the way for ages.

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      • Expat Eye
        August 21, 2014

        Yeah, it takes patience sometimes!

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  5. solarbeez
    August 21, 2014

    I have to weigh in on the last photo too. I see a tree goddess.
    While you are looking at sculptures, please keep in mind something for my next log hive. I’m not an artist, and I have very little creative abilities, but I’m thinking of a vertical log with two entrance holes…one for winter facing away from the wind and one for summer, facing south (where winter winds blow from). I was thinking about two faces, but I’m open to anything else too. I’d love a tree goddess, but this one won’t work.

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    • lizard100
      August 21, 2014

      That sounds like a great project. Hmm have a think

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    • lizard100
      August 21, 2014

      Queen of the sun on Facebook had many great hive images of unusual hives. That could help.

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  6. lindaswildlifegarden
    August 21, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome thanks for sharing have a blessed day

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  9. Rambling Woods
    August 23, 2014

    i like these…

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    • lizard100
      August 23, 2014

      Thanks. It was fun to focus on photos for a change.

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