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Found in the Neighborhood

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Found in the Neighborhood prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a selection of photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood starting shortly after Ontario had gone into lockdown in the spring.

I then decided to select one photo from the spring, one from the summer and one from autumn.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky. Taken in the spring after a lot of the world had gone into lockdown. I noticed that the sky seemed bluer, possibly due to the lack of aircraft flying at the time.

A Fern frond with the 7artisans 55mm lens.

I spent part of the summer experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses when out for my walks around the neighborhood. This fern frond was taken using a fast portrait lens.

2020: Red Maple Leaf

A small, red Maple leaf amongst Ivy leaves taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood this autumn.

18 replies on “Found in the Neighborhood”

Well chosen as always, David. And you made good use of the spare time – trying new things. Love the results here – especially the ivy and the maple leaf.

Thanks Ann-Christine. We had some nice autumn colour this year but it didn’t last long due to the weather. We’ve had a lot of wind and rain plus frosts, hail and wet snow.

Three lovely photos David. I often put on my prime lens and take it for a walk, makes you think about each shot, but recently I have become lazy and just use my camera phone.

My old DSLR was weatherproof but my mirrorless camera isn’t although the weatherproof zooms will adapt to it. I started using a small selection of manual focus prime lenses after an accident 18 months ago left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm.

I went for a walk in the snow earlier this week so took my old DSLR but I struggle with the optical viewfinder of a DSLR now. I’d much rather have the electronic viewfinder of a mirrorless to an optical viewfinder these days.

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