Mid-Week Monochrome #20

Hi all 😁 Here’s my entry for Bren’s MWM challenge.

This week I’ve chosen a shot from Santa Monica Pier, CA. I usually put these pics up in full colour as they are so vibrant; but I thought I’d try monochrome to see how they turned out, and was surprised at how good they look. I’ve put in the original as well so that you can see the difference.

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Twisted, Both Natural & Man Made

In response to twistedΒ I looked at both natural twists & turns and those formed by human hands.

Twists & whorls in wooden decking on Santa Monica Pier πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


On the same Santa Monica Pier, there are the twists and turns of the Roller Coaster and the Ferris Wheel.


A basket ball has many twists & turns in the pattern of dots.


Twisted lights formed into a chandalier typeΒ thingy.


A ram at Palacerigg Country Park, nr Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 with its curved horns and twisted fleece.


FungusΒ on a fallen tree.


Spiral pattern on a hand crafted glass bowl.


Curved lines in architecture. The glass dome almost has a spiral effect when looked at for a while.

Looking past the crazed pattern in the charred wood, the twists and whorls of the wood grain can still be seen.


New fronds growing on a fern tree.


The intricate mechanism of a pocket watch, along with the attached chain.


Braided leather to form the falls of a flogger.

Rope and chains.

Internal workings of flowers.

The curved roof in The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Twisted Ivy vines on a tree.


Twisted and gnarled trunk of an old oak tree. This particular tree was featured in the film Gregory’s Girl, 1980, a Scottish coming of age film; set in Cumbernauld, nr Glasgow.

Cumbernauld House Park