A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.
In no particular order.
Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.
Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.
A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.
Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019.
I considered a few themes for the challenge but in the end decided to just go with a selection of my favourites for the year.
A January thaw saw this Ivy appear as the snow melted.
Late March and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen.
Early June and a male Purple Finch in the yard.
Mid July and an Orange Day-Lily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
Early September saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline 45 minutes before sunrise so I could do some long exposures. This is a 60 second exposure to allow the clouds to move across the sky.
The end of October saw the autumn colour mostly coming to the end while a few trees held on to their leaves.
Mid November saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise where breaking waves had splashed over a bush to form this ice sculpture.
In December Santa Claus brings up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.
Monochrome Monday travels back just over a week to a walk around the neighbourhood when we still had snow on the ground.
A neighbour had cut down a couple of Birch trees and stacked some of the logs ready for the fire pit in the spring.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019: The Best Of / The Worst Of?
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, both of which I abandoned. In the end I decided to simply go with a few of my favourites from the year.
A few days after the spring equinox and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen. A few days after taking the photo I fell off a ladder and spent the next couple of months in hospital and then rehab.
On getting out of rehab I realised that I would have to make some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. With restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at lighter mirrorless cameras and small manual focus prime lenses. Some Dandelion clocks taken with my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on the morning of the summer solstice. I was off the crutches and walking with a cane at this point.
Red Maple leaf and Lichen on a boulder. This summed up autumn for me in 2019. Some very good colour but the wind and rain knocking the leaves off.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise eight and a bit hours after the winter solstice. It started thawing a few hours after the photo was taken and all the snow has disappeared for now.
A sideways look at the One Word Sunday challenge Feet.
A small selection of monochrome shots from 2019.
A seed head in the snow in January.
A Bracken frond, testing a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in June.
Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in July.
Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in August.
Ivy leaves on a tree trunk in November.