This shot is from my recent excursion to the Art District in Los Angeles, California. There will be more photos of murals and interestingly decorated items to come, but I have contributed this one to today’s Monochrome Madness Challenge, which is now in its third year. To see all of the monochrome entries, go to Australian photographer Leanne Cole’s blog.
The origin of this quaint old bridge over the River Doon in Scotland is uncertain. At one point in its history, the structure fell into disrepair. But its fortunes changed in 1790, when Robert Burns immortalized the bridge with his poem, “Tam o’ Shanter.” In the poem, spooky things happened at the bridge to Tam, a thoughtless farmer who spent far too much time drinking at the pub.
The tide is spilling over a flat rock shelf and into a shallow pool at Laguna Beach, California. Observed from a cliff above, the water and rock take on an abstract appearance.
I had a professional model pose for this shot–for free! While I was busy setting up at the pier in Oceanside, California, a film crew came along and set up right beside me. Oh well, it wasn’t exactly what I had planned, but I took the shot anyway.
At this particular moment, a little penguin decided not to follow the crowd, as penguins usually do. Instead, it chose to flap its wings and waddle to the shore of this beautiful bay in the Falkland Islands.