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Flower Portraits

A selection of flower photos taken with a fast, portrait lens for shallow depth-of-field and using negative space.

Photographed on a walk on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday afternoon. I added a slight vignette to the photos when editing.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of Amethyst Aster flowers.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of Goldenrod flowers.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of a Chicory flower.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of Wild Carrot flowers
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As Summer Fades

Two signs of summer coming to an end on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday morning.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: As Summer Fades prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As Summer Fades

Light trails from fishing boats on Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Most of the fishing boats on the bay are probably competing in an annual end of summer fishing derby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As Summer Fades

The sun rising over the Niagara Escarpment on the other side of Colpoy’s Bay. Around the summer solstice the sun rises over the mouth of the bay. As the days shorten and autumn approaches the sun starts rising progressively more to the south.

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Light Painting the Foreground

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn with the new TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.

A 30 second exposure allowed for an unplanned experiment with light painting the foreground.

I keep a small flashlight (torch) clipped to the shoulder strap of my various camera bags. Once I arrive at a location I often unclip the flashlight and use it for setting up the camera in the dark.

Yesterday morning I had the flashlight in a pocket when I started the exposure so I used it to light paint the tree trunks and foreground.

I thought the photo was an appropriate contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle prompt.

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Out In the Countryside

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside prompt.

A small selection of photos from the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario taken over the weekend after Dale posted the prompt.

By some strange coincidence all the photos were taken with the same camera and lens combination, my Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

A Chicory flower photographed on a walk Saturday afternoon.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Scrubland in golden light shortly after sunrise on Sunday morning.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Backlit Maple leaves taken on a Saturday afternoon walk.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Mist over scrubland on the way home from the sunrise at the local bay Sunday morning.

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Drain the Colour

A couple of selective colour treatments for the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Drain the Colour prompt.

I thought the mood of the two images made them ideal for draining the colour.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Drain the Colour

Yellow Lines.

Yellow parking bay lines at an abandoned grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. The brightest part of this local eyesore is the yellow lines on the parking area.

Blue Banner.

A blue banner on High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada. A bright spot on a foggy morning.

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Summer Trees

2021: Summer Greens

A recent experiment with intentional camera movement of trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

I was also experimenting with the recently released TTArtisan 17mm lens, a lens I have quickly grown to like.

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

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees

Trees in mist on the South Bruce Peninsula shortly after sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees

Light and shade amongst Maple trees on the South Bruce Peninsula.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees

Backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula.

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Reflections

A few recent reflections on the water of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

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

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Reflections
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Reflections
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Reflections
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Reflections