From natural fiber old fishing nets to the sunset for the Half and Half photo challenge

I’ve learned a lot more about photography since joining the WordPress Photo Challenges.  I’m starting to take more detailed photos, which is  interesting and a lot of fun.

This week’s challenge theme from Ben Huberman is Half and Half and asked participants to share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively.

I like this photo of an old natural fiber fishing net draped over a fence…

Half old natural fiber fishing net

The lichen growing on the net added even more interest to the netting pattern.

Before the invention of nylon fish nets, this type of netting would just decompose in the ocean if lost at sea.  Unfortunately, that is not the case with today’s synthetic fishing materials, which adds to the big problem of marine trash in our oceans.

This photo of a new lock / old lock fits the theme…

New and old half and half

And this brightly painted fence and creeping plants…

Half Fench

Black bird on a roof…

Top half bird 1

And half and half themed photo of the ever-present and invasive iceplants in front of Coast Indian Paintbrush flowers (at least that is what I think these red flowers are)…P1210744

Silhouette of the top of a young Monterey Bay cypress pine tree at sunset…

Cypress silhouette over dunes

And my last half / half photo entry is of the sun setting behind the sand dunes.

Sunset over dunes

To take part in this week’s challenge and to see submissions for this photo challenge theme, click here.

5 thoughts on “From natural fiber old fishing nets to the sunset for the Half and Half photo challenge

  1. Wonderful interpretations of the challenge, Lola. The lichen certainly adds some pattern to the fishing net as you mentioned – if it wasn’t there, I probably wouldn’t give it a second glance. The lock photo was very interesting to look at too. It’s common to have that kind of locks (to one side) up and down door houses in Malaysia today for added security.

    Beautiful sunsets too. Orange and purple skies, aren’t they gorgeous 😀

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