A Cozy Cabin

I was looking for something unusual, the topic of today’s photo challenge when  I saw this cozy cabin. It isn’t unusual, but I really love it and wanted to put it on my blog.

I did think this beautiful tree was unusual. It had fallen at some time and yet it continued to reach for the sun and sky.

May 23 and 24 Photography Challenge

On day two of the photography challenge we were asked to take a photo of technology. It didn’t specify new or old. While walking our dog Annika, I spotted this old irrigation system. At one time, it was modern technology, but now very old, rusty and unused.
Today the topic for the challenge is something new. I took the photo below of new growth on an old tree. New doesn’t  always mean an article of clothing, or a car. In this case I chose to photograph new life.

Monochrome Photography

black-and-white-down-the-roadI took this monochrome photo today, as we drove back to our camp ground. We are spending a few days in southern Utah, RVing in our 5th Wheel trailer. While studying my digital camera and the manual, I learned how to photograph in monochrome and  decided that today I would use this setting for all photos.

seeing-zionThe mountains in the far distance are part of Zion National Park. I get goose bumps just looking at this photo. Zion seems even more mystical in monochrome. These photos make me feel like I’m looking at photographs taken in the 1950s.

Ace-hardware-La-VercinWe made a stop at the local hardware shop, and if it wasn’t for the modern car, again I’d think I was looking at the 50’s

purse-and-Jeans-2This last photo is of my camera case resting on my lap. My jeans are dark blue and the case is chartreuse. It’s amazing how the monochrome setting works. I have a feeling I’ll  stay in this particular setting for at least another day, and then on to Sepia, I think.