Follow Your Bliss

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Follow Your Bliss prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the prompt but I wasn’t happy with either and was going to skip this challenge.

Then I thought about my “Back to Basics” project and decided to make the post about that.

A few years ago I got tired of the auto everything aspect of modern digital equipment. As a result I put together a small kit of manual focus prime lenses and started shooting digital the same way I used to shoot film for years. Getting back to the basics of photography.

Recently I discovered TTArtisan lenses. Tiny manual focus lenses designed for small mirrorless cameras. So I put together a compact, lightweight kit based around them.

Lens-Artists: Follow Your Bliss

Snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise recently. Taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens.

2021: A Splash of Fall Color

A splash of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with the TTArtisan 50mm lens.

WWE: Streaking Clouds Reflected in the Bay

A three minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Taken with the TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.

Lens-Artists: Follow Your Bliss

A dusting of snow on trees along a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

20 replies on “Follow Your Bliss”

These are all lovely shots, David. I especially love the colors and texture of clouds at dawn, and the excellent composition of snow at Colpoy’s Bay. Thank you for reconsidering and for showing us there’s more than one way to take beautiful photographs!

Thanks John, glad you liked them. After posting I wasn’t sure if I had posted the strongest images with a couple of the lenses. The three minute exposure was one of the ones I was questioning.

Thanks Ann-Christine. I questioned the three minute exposure because I have more dramatic skies from earlier in the year. I tried to keep the images as recent as possible. The snow was taken last Tuesday morning.

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