Sunday, March 1, 2009

Macro Monday #2 Mono Monday #4





I don't usually combine meme's but I'm pretty happy with how these turned out. On one of my walking routes there is a light pole with some type of vine covering it. Since it's winter I don't know what it is but it's very well established and looks pretty awesome. So I took a couple of shots and thought they would look good in B&W, especially the macro one.

Please go see other Mono's here and Macro's here.

34 comments:

Catherine said...

Is it the pole which holds up the vine or the vine that supports the pole. This vine looks so strong looks so strong in your macro.

Carver said...

The bare vines are perfect for monochrome. You can see how they are almost like weaving.

Mojo said...

Definitely a wonderful subject for B&W! And well rendered too.

Regarding your comment: stay tuned, I'm heading down stream for a few weeks so you'll get a chance to see what lies below the scene from this week.

michael bird said...

Like the macro - a lovely shot. Catherine has something in her comment - vines can be the dominant flora and use the tree as a support, sometimes to the detriment of each.

Babooshka said...

Really striling twisting clinging vines that only mono can show you.

judi said...

Oh I hope it's a trumpet vine, hummers do love them so. :) Awesome either way.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yep, I agree that these suit both memes. ;-)

Aileni said...

Your impulse was a good one - fine pictures.

Gattina said...

Indeed it looks very beautiful !

Robin said...

I really like that first one - the combination of vertical and diagonal lines really works for me.

Terri said...

Nice. Love the textures and they really pop out in mono.

vincibene said...

Wonderful shots! I love also the texture.

magiceye said...

brilliant!

Dina ... UK said...

There is a kind of beauty that comes with winter.
Fascinating how they twist and climb, and come back to life...

June said...

Monochrome a good choice for sure...totally about the lines!

Carolina said...

I love the textures in these photos.

Jientje said...

It does!!! Very well done!!

kath said...

I agree with everyone, the monochrome forces us to see the detail and textures. Very nice choices for both macro and monochrome monday.

TJ said...

The balack and white is perfect for a winter capture.
Good job!
TJ
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/2009/03/macro-monday-wonder.html

Alexandria said...

Those do look really neat!

Daryl said...

Nice .. textures work well in mono

Liz said...

I nearly did vines wrapped round a tree today too! Glad I didn't: your photo is lovely.

Barb said...

Wonderful blend of mono and macro! I think colors would distract from the interesting curves and shadows of the vine. Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Love all the texture in these shots.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

They both look good in mono. I like the light in the second one.

CameoRoze said...

That first image is spectacular. Great grain and texture!

Lovin' Macro Monday,
Cameo @-->-->---

Tammie Lee said...

Yep, I am gushing, these are wonderful!

John said...

Wonderful shots!

ChefBliss.com said...

These are wonderful pictures!!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I love these shots! Beautiful macro!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice! I really like dead and or bare branches and the interesting lines theys make.

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes, I love the first one - magical!

Judy said...

I agree that the macro is stunning in B/W. That way you focus on the textures, rather than the colours!!

Joe Narvaez said...

I like the texture of the second pic... The eye is led up the pole. Nice effect.