Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail.

I thought about some of the photos of details and it occurred to me that two of the first ones I considered were taken about 40 years apart but with the same lens.

So here’s a selection of shots from my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 silvernose I purchased in 1976. It’s called a silvernose because it has a polished aluminium ring on the front of the lens. This means that it’s one of the early OM system lenses and that it could be single coated rather than multi coated like modern lenses.

Backlit hoarfrost on a branch taken on a field trip with the Nantwich Natural History Society in the 1990s.

Backlit branch in winter


Ivy leaves on a tree trunk given a selective colour treatment. Taken on a walk a few years ago with the lens adapted to a DSLR.

A selective colour treatment of some


Candle, taken with the lens in the 1970s during a power outage.

Candle flame.


Hosta leaves taken with the lens adapted to a mirrorless camera a few weeks ago.

Details of some Hosta leaves.


Detail of traction engine wheel taken at a steam rally in the 1980s.

Wheel detail.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: If You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: lf You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.

I thought of some of my close up photos looking into the centre of part of various plant species. More studies in shape and form than botanical records.

The centre of a Bromeliad, I find the arrangement of the leaves interesting. I played around with the photo in Snapseed before adding a border.

If You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.


Continuing the theme, the centre of a Coneflower.

Coneflower detail.


Monochrome Monday: 15th July 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back two days to Saturday morning.

I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. Conditions were looking good when I got up but when I got to the bay I could see a solid bank of cloud over the mouth where the sun would be rising.

There was never much colour in the sky so I was shooting with the idea of doing a monochrome conversion for Monochrome Monday.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with White Cloud Island on the horizon in the mouth of the bay.

Monochrome Monday: 15th July 2019