Friendly Friday: Floral

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Floral.

Yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchids on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Yellow Lady's Slipper.

Orange Day-Lily on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Group of Orange Daylily.

Coneflowers on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Coneflower blooms.

Sunflower detail, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Close up of a Sunflower.

Borage flower and buds, Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

Borage plant.

Oxeye Daisies on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

A pair of Oxeye Daisies.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles.

Continuing my testing of various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera I went for a walk with a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens attached to the camera last Thursday and spotted this tree bark with all sorts of lines and angles.

The lens only just covers the camera sensor at maximum aperture. Stopping the lens down causes it to vignette badly so I kept it at maximum aperture for the walk. Because the lens only just covers the sensor the edges of the photo are swirled and blurred with some vignetting in the corners.

Lines and Angles in Tree Bark.

Some different tree bark photographed on a walk last winter using a normal camera lens.

Monochrome tree bark.

A Photo a Week Challenge: View

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: View.

I decided to go with a selection of views from some of the places that I have lived in over the years.

Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset. Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, Canada in the mid 1980s.

Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.

Mist at sunrise. South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last year.

Rising sun through mist

Storm clouds over Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the 2000s.

Storm clouds over Chantry Island and Lake Huron.

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s.

Autumn colour and reflection.

Autumn leaves in the mist. Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the 1970s.

Autumn colour in mist.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from the south bank of the River Thames. London, England in the early 1980s.

Early morning on the South Bank.

An afternoon walk, 25th June.

Another afternoon walk after physiotherapy in the morning and another opportunity to test an old film camera lens adapted to fit a mirrorless digital camera.

This time it was a Vivitar 35mm f/1.9 lens I purchased used in the 1970s. The lens has had a hard life, in the late 1980s it spend several springs attached to the back of various nestboxes while I documented the nesting cycles of various bird species. As a result it feels as if it could fall apart each time I use it.

A Bracken frond with the lens wide open at f/1.9. The out of focus dirt and rocks under the frond have an interesting rendering with the wide open lens.

Bracken frond with an adapted lens from the 1970s.

Orange Lichen and green moss on a boulder with the lens wide open again I think. I tried to keep the aperture wide open as much as possible on the walk but as it’s an adapted lens there’s no communication with the camera so no lens settings are recorded.

Green moss and orange Lichen.