Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Crystal

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Crystal.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge until heading down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Sunday morning. I found a bush on the shoreline with some interesting ice formations on it.

I spent more time photographing the ice formations than I did the sunrise. The ice formations are created by waves splashing on the bush and freezing.

Here I started isolating interesting sections with a telephoto lens.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Crystal

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting

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

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos I had taken waiting for various birds and mammals to make an appearance in front of the lens.

The following shots were taken in our yard in 2018 when I was doing my 52 week photo project.

I noticed the way a beam of light was illuminating a patch of Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.

 

I set up in the yard to photograph birds in the rain. When the birds weren’t cooperating I photographed rain drops.

Simplicity.

 

Raindrops on a Cedar branch.

Raindrops on a Cedar tree.

 

Lying in the grass I photographed a Clover flower while waiting for a bird or mammal to appear.

Clover flower in grass

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come.

I started thinking about dreams and how reality is distorted in them. That got me thinking about distorting the world around us in photographs.

A recent sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with a fisheye lens the horizontal field of view is approximately 130 degrees, much wider than the human eye can take in. Yes that is snow and ice on the distorted shoreline in the foreground.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

An even more distorted image. Trees in winter distorted by the fisheye lens and by motion blur created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

Now for an opposite approach, isolating sections of the landscape with a long telephoto. This is a combination of two photos of the same group of trees taken less than 24 hours apart. The trees were first photographed at sunrise while I was scouting for a location for the the full moon rising that evening. The moon rise is over laid on the sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge

 

Monochrome Monday: 18th November 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to the first Sunday of November.

I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise to find some interesting cloud formations but little colour in the sky.

Taken with the telephoto lens in my lightweight kit of three manual focus primes to isolate some of the clouds and some interesting bands of light on the water.

It shows the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay with White Cloud Island merging with the base of the Niagara Escarpment. The face of the escarpment is visible close to the right edge of the shot.

Monochrome Monday: 18th November 2019

Fire

This is a common sight in this part of Ontario in the summer and autumn, a fire in a fire pit. In this case the pit is an old wheel rim in a back yard.

People sit around their fire pits in the evening. The theory being that the smoke helps keep the mosquitoes away. Although they always manage to find me regardless of the smoke.

Posted as my contribution to One Word Sunday: Fire.

One Word Sunday: Fire