When this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge was posted I was working on my Christmas card for 2019. Rather appropriate for the Christmas Preparations challenge.
I always make a double sided card with a vertical image on one side and a horizontal image on the other. That gives people the option of choosing which photo to display and allowing them to stand or hang the card in either orientation.
The vertical shot on this year’s card, an Eastern Chipmunk posing in the grass.
The horizontal shot on this year’s card, a hodgepodge of tree trunks in the autumn.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Future.
This challenge got me thinking about the changes I have made to the camera equipment I use recently. Having had a accident early in the spring that left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at smaller and lighter equipment when I got out of rehab.
For a lot of my personal work over the past six months I have been using a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes. I recently added a different mirrorless camera, also small and light. All my manual focus prime lenses will adapt to either camera.
My photo equipment future is smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras and manual focus prime lenses.
A giant yellow butterfly garden ornament. The background was almost monochromatic so a selective colour treatment was an obvious editing choice. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a Sony a6000 camera.
A late summer sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Samyang 12mm lens.
Ivy leaves and Lichen on a tree trunk. Taken with a Sony a6000 and 7artisans 55mm lens.
Some autumn Maple leaves. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and 7artisans 55mm lens.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Construction.
After considering construction in the human world I took a change of direction and started thinking about some of the construction in the animal kingdom.
Here is an adult Great Tit using Moss to construct its nest.
After initially considering some motorsports photos and then wildlife photos I thought about some of the dramatic skies we have had over the past few months.
So my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Dramatic is a selection of clouds over various parts of Colpoy’s Bay. All taken this summer and autumn.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Fruits.
Some red berries in the autumn. I was surprised that a bird or mammal species hadn’t eaten them.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whereabouts.
As it’s currently autumn in the northern hemisphere I thought about some of the places that I have lived in and taken photos of in the autumn.
Autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment behind the boats in Wiarton Marina. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last weekend.
Autumn colour reflected in a slough. Taken close to the town of Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada 21 years ago.
Autumn colour in the mist. Taken in Hatherton, Cheshire, England 43 years ago.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Moving.
Moving motorcycle during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.
Moving clouds with a 60 second exposure at dawn.
Moving wings with a Black-capped Chickadee taking flight.
Moving trees created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.
Moving water as the Sydenham River falls over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls.