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Iris

Actually, two Iris taken a few days apart and in different lighting.

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: In Bloom prompt.

These Iris are growing in a ditch on one of my routes around the neighborhood. I don’t know if they’re garden escapes or if someone planted them there. Taken on walks when I was testing the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 portrait lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In Bloom
An Iris in afternoon shade.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In Bloom
An Iris in morning sun
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Signs of Summer?

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Here Comes Summer prompt.

After November like weather last Thursday and Friday including snow in places there wasn’t much sign of summer when Dale posted the prompt. Then we had a frost yesterday morning when I went down to Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Here Comes Summer

A boat tied up to the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at dawn. The water in the bay is still very cold but there’s a few boats out on the water. There will be more in the summer once the water warms up.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Here Comes Summer

An old barn in golden light shortly after sunrise. The grass in the foreground has to grow considerably before it’s ready to cut for hay in the summer. There was frost on the grass in places when I took the photo yesterday morning.

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Some Recent Photos

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle prompt.

I decided to go with a small selection recent photos that I had edited to use in various posts and then never used.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Browns and Greens. An intentional camera movement photo of leaf litter and spring greenery.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Monochrome Fence. An old fence shortly after sunrise converted to monochrome using a blue filter to make the fence posts lighter than the surrounding vegetation. It almost looks like a black and white negative.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Dappled Sunlight on the Ivy. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood testing the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Streaking Over the Dock. A two minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. With grey skies I was shooting with the intention of doing monochrome conversions.

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Medieval Buildings

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Buildings of the past prompt.

I decided to go to my archives for a selection of medieval buildings I have photographed in parts of England.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

The Phoenix Tower, a medieval tower built on the corner of the Roman wall in the city of Chester, Cheshire.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

Church of St Editha, Church Eaton, Staffordshire. The tower was converted to a spire later.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

The ruins of Beeston Castle in southern Cheshire. Rebuilt during the English Civil War and partially demolished after it was captured.

Throwback Thursday: 7th May 2020

St Mary’s Church, Acton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire. The original tower collapsed in a storm and was shortened when it was rebuilt.

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Tree Trunk Details

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: On a Small Scale prompt.

On Sunday morning I went for a walk around the neighborhood with a macro lens on the camera. I quickly found myself concentrating on details of the various tree trunks on the route I picked.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: On a Small Scale
Ivy growing up a tree trunk.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: On a Small Scale
Remains of bark on a dead tree.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: On a Small Scale
Detail of some Paper Birch bark.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: On a Small Scale
A small spot of orange lichen on a tree trunk.
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Spring Greens

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: My green world prompt.

Having returned to winter like weather for the past couple of weeks there’s not a lot of signs of spring in this part of Ontario. So here’s some recent greens but not necessarily signs of spring.

As a side note, the first 3 photos were taken on two walks testing a copy of the TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 lens. Initial impressions are good but I need more time than two short walks to get a feeling for a lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My green world
Daylily leaves.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: My green world
Grey green lichen on a tree trunk.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: My green world
Yellow green leaves opening on a tree.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: My green world
An evergreen branch.
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At the End of the Day

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: At the end of the day prompt.

I quickly ended up with a shortlist of dozens of photos. So I decided to go with the most recent and a small selection of favourites from previous decades.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: At the end of the day

Intentional camera movement of trees at the end of the day last Saturday evening.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Playing with Light

A giant sun pillar behind Chantry Island on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario. At the end of the day in winter.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A winter gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire at the end of the day.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland at the end of the day.