Monochrome Monday is going back a week when I went down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was layers of fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay which caught my eye.
It was monochromatic when I took the photo so it was planned as as a possible post for Monochrome Monday. Another shot from when I was in a retro mood and was using a selection of manual focus primes.
Several evening walks in cloudy, dull weather during week 33 saw me experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure. I was panning the camera up or down, trying to get the camera movement to follow the direction of the tree trunks.
I ended up taking quite a few photos over three evenings and discovered that the results were different each time due in part to the strength and quality of the light. The other variable was I used different lenses, apertures and changed the ISO between the evenings. Having had fun experimenting maybe I should make notes and try to analyse the settings I have used already.
The settings for this shot were 1/4 second exposure at f/5.6 and 100 ISO.
Taken on a recent evening walk. The streaks are insects illuminated by one of the beams of sunlight shining through the trees. I’m not sure if it qualifies as a swarm or if it’s a cloud.
A shot from a walk last week. It has been a bad summer for a lot of plant species in the area. Winter dragged on well into spring and summer has been hot and very dry.
I noticed this small group of Coneflower blooms in the soft, evening light. The plant was much smaller than previous years.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the early 1990s. Having posted a photo of a North American Belted Kingfisher for Wordless Wednesday I thought I would follow up with another Kingfisher species on a different continent.
This is a male Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) that is found across parts of Eurasia and North Africa. Other common English names are Eurasian Kingfisher and River Kingfisher. The background is an out of focus hay meadow. I had a portable hide (blind) set up next to a pond in the meadow.