Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Variegated Hosta Leaves

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Close Ups prompt.

I spent some time in the summer photographing Hosta leaves growing around the neighborhood with various unusual lenses.

CBWC: Hosta Leaves Detail
Throwback Thursday

Range Light at Dawn

Throwback Thursday travels back 13 years as I continue the exploration of my digital files from November 2007.

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at dawn.

The water level in Lake Huron has risen dramatically since the photo was taken and the section of shoreline I was standing on is now under water.

Throwback Thursday: 26th November 2020
Weekly Photo Challenge

Audi Sport

Or Motorsports. Or simply RS.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Word that contains R and S prompt.

On reading the prompt I thought of the initials RS, sometimes used by car makers to designate a sporting version of a car. It stands for Rally Sport, Rallye Sport or RennSport (racing sport) depending on the manufacturer.

That started me thinking about motorsports and rallying in particular. Which is how I got to the Audi Sport logo on the side of this car.

CMMC: Word with R and S
Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 25th November 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 25th November 2020
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Blue Flowers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge prompt: Flowers: Blue or Purple.

I thought of two blue flowers that I find visually interesting, Borage and Chicory.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Borage flower and buds

A Borage flower in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s. Photographed with a 300mm telephoto lens to isolate the flower and buds from the surrounding plants.

Portrait of a Chicory flower.

A Chicory flower on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last September. Photographed with a fast portrait lens to help isolate the flower from the surrounding plants.

Travel Tuesday

Blue Hour Clouds

Travel Tuesday is traveling back to Colpoy’s Bay at dawn one year ago this week.

This is a small park in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula. Bylaws introduced at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic put the park out of bounds. Then a big construction project on the highway through town also means a significant detour to access the park now there is some access.

Travel Tuesday: Blue Hour Clouds
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Now and Then

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Now and Then prompt.

It took me a while to come up with an idea for a post in response to the prompt and it doesn’t really show a difference between now and pre Covid-19 days.

I thought about some of the photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood since Ontario went into lockdown in the spring. Particularly the photos of plants and flowers taken with various unusual lenses.

That’s when I realised that I have been using unusual lenses or techniques for an awfully long time.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Portrait of a Coneflower growing on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken with a fast portrait lens a few months ago and a favourite from the summer.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

Portrait of a Prairie Lily taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. I used a long telephoto lens to isolate the flower from the rest of the vegetation growing in the ditch.

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

Portrait of a Fuchsia flower using high speed film and a soft focus filter. Taken in the mid 1980s when I was trying to get calender and greeting card publishers interested in these types of images.