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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
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seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
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Monday, 23 March 2015

Continuing my 52-2 project

My regular readers may remember that in 2014 I completed a 365 project - one photo a day for a year. If you go to the link you can see my 2014 year in pictures - 365 project  It was a huge undertaking, but I found it hard to stop when the year ended so I embarked on a new project - 52-2. This is a project conducted through the Western Australian Photographic Federation and is encouraged by our local Photography Group of Bunbury. You can read more about it here - WAPF - 52-2 project

The brief for the project is to take two photos a week - one colour and one mono for 52 weeks. It is actually a great way to get into the habit of experimenting with mono images. I introduced my project to you on a blog post in early February - A new photography project for 2015 and I thought today I would bring you an update

Please click on "read more" to keep seeing and reading more

But first there is one thing about mono images I thought I would mention here. You can take mono images "in camera" but then they will always be mono. Whereas if you take them in colour you can convert them to mono in post processing, and you will still have the original colour image as well.
Also mono is not just black and white. Mono can be shades of the same colour - ie yellow for instance! The trick is to convert to B&W in post-processing and then slide back in the predominant colour.

Some of these images you may have seen before on my posts. 

Below you can see - February - 
bush fire ravaged land, a beautiful frangipani flower in my garden,  grapes ready for the wine harvest pick, the Busselton around the jetty swim, ingredients ready for breakfast, eggs in an old baking mould, arches at the University of Western Australia and flamenco dancers from Sol y Sombra at the Bunbury Multicultural Festival.


March - so far -
coffee at the Goose Restaurant in Busselton, at a flamenco dancing workshop, those lovely hydrangeas from my post last week, Laksa, and a geometric pattern.


This geometric pattern was a result of me playing around for a photography group topic - shapes. Patterns and shapes are all around us. You can create all sorts of interesting images from shapes. Can you guess what this is? 
Update Friday 27 March - I am very happy to say I was awarded a "silver" at the Bunbury Photography Group last night for this image.
 Licorice Allsorts! yum! I love them! do you?
 

Shapes are all around us. This image I won  a "highly commended" award in the mono section of the photography group end of year awards last year.  Just a simple image of steps going up the Bunbury tower lookout which I took with my camera one lunch time last year. 



Architecture in particular gives us opportunity for taking photos of shapes - look up!



Bunbury Tower
That is all I have for you today. My week and weekend has gotten away from me as we were away for the weekend and I am still catching up.  But thank you so much for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.

I am linking up to the link-ups below. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!

Mosaic Monday
Our World Tuesday
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global
Agent Mystery Case
What's It Wednesday


 


33 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos. Your collages are really beautiful,
    but those colourful liquorice sweets stole my heart... :)
    Have a great week!

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  2. What a fun set of images. Fun to look at and you always give me something new to think about.

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  3. Jill I love what you have created so far....wonderful photos and I agree there is much beauty in the shapes...love the licorice.

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  4. This was a very ambitious project, Jill! Good for you in coming close to completing it! The licorice candy brought back memories to me, as it was my father's favorite candy.

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  5. Your coffee at the Goose restaurant looks yummy but I couldn't keep my eyes off the jar of liquorice all sorts - I love them!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Jill, good luck with your photography challenge.

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    1. yes yum indeed. I realized after I bought them it has been ages since I'd had any!

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  7. Amazing Jill! I would love to undertake a project like this. I think it would improve my photography skills immensely. But maybe I should do a photography course first. I really enjoy seeing your shots.

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    1. Life Images by Jill24 March 2015 at 14:37

      Kathy there is certainly nothing wrong with the photos you take! and do you know a project really makes you think about your photography and you learn a lot along the way.

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  8. Wow I love the sound of that project and the look of it in your photos. I love licorice allsorts too and yes I picked that is what they were. You are very creative. That is something I need to get back.

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  9. What gorgeous and delicious shots.

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  10. I agree, I would like to add more mono photos into my life as your licorice allsorts shows, I share the judges love of your Bunbury Tower steps, yep can see why it was a deserving winner, you have a great eye for a good photo, so it is always a treat to visit.
    Wren x

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    1. thank you such much Wandering Wren for stopping by. I so wanted to comment on your blog post about rain in Thailand, or was a monsoon deluge, but unfortunately I am not a Google Plus member.

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    2. Hey no worries this works well! Thanks for the visit I'm dry now!
      Wren x

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  11. beautiful assortment of images.

    my mom loves the licorice allsorts too.

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  12. I love licorice allsorts, so I knew what they were straight away.
    Architectural shapes make fabulous photos, I take quite a few myself.
    I even have a circular staircase one from the lighthouse at fisherman's Wharf here in Adelaide.
    I've never thought of taking them in mono.

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  13. All wonderfully creative shots! Yummy looking too!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  14. Hi Jill,

    Your mosaics are always a pleasure to view, but today's treats are addictive! Frangipani flowers are one of my favourites for their sweet and fruity scent. I've tried several times to grow them in my front garden, but they just don't seem to thrive. It may be because of the high winds we get up here, at the top of the village, as we are exposed. Yours are beautiful!! Both licorice pics, the steps and the building, are also photos I stared at for a bit, (jaw still hurts), amazed at their texture, shape, and composition. Congrats on being awarded for your photography talent; your work is very inspiring!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and also for visiting Poets United. I really appreciate it!:)) You are very sweet!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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    1. Thanks so much Poppy. It was lovely to hear more about you and your story and of course your pictures!

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  15. Love your perspective on things Jill! My daughter is going to be taking digital photography in 4H this year....I think I'll be sending her over here lol!!

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  16. Hi Jill, very nice to meet you here while you take part on wednesday around the World. I will read more posts and See your fantastic captures.

    Cheers, Heidrun

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  17. I love the licorice image. I didn't see what it was until you spilled the beans.

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  18. When I began my garden blog I considered myself a writer (and gardener) but quickly learned how important photography is to a blog. I am slowly learning, and it isn't all about f stops, but about framing and angles and light. Well, I guess light is about f stops. I really admired and enjoyed this post. A lot of information and inspiration to take in. And thanks for the pix of all sorts. I never knew what they were.

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  19. I am just blown away by your talent Jill!! The photos are so beautiful. I am not near at your level, but I do think taking pictures has helped me to see the beauty, the patterns, the sweetness around me. To try to capture that is always fun.

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    1. thank you so much Gayle. And don't put yourself down. I have always thought your photography was beautiful. Yes, taking photos really adds a new dimension when we learn to "see"

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  20. Jill, Thanks for sharing your photos for the challenge you have joined. 52-2 is a great idea. I enjoy photography and participate in challenges regularly. I missed Mosaic Monday this week, just ran out of time. Sylvia D. www.smdgreetings.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. Photo challenges are certainly a great way to extend your photography skills

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  21. that seem to be fun to do. I would have no problem with 2 images a day. But I´m not Australian :) You have mnay images that I like. And you are shooting everything. I like that :)

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  22. It's so nice to have a chance to visit your post. Family obligations have left me with reduced time lately! I enjoy all of your images but find myself drawn to the ones that 'speak' toe and my experience - perhaps it's easier, when life is in flux, to hang onto the sorts of things one has always loved - so..... The arches, the frangipani flower, the egg and the hydrangeas - beautiful!

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    1. It was so lovely to visit you this week too. I see that life has had many dramatic turns. When my life was going through great changes last year I found great solace in being able to have my 365 project to take myself to another place from time to time. And my photos from last year certainly reflect last year! Take care and thank you for stopping by.

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  23. I've always been a bit wary of monochrome because my photos and stories rely so much on colour - probably to hide defects in composition!!! I loved the allsorts B&W, but I only started salivating when I saw the colour photo!!!

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