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A Back Country Road

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Along Back Country Roads prompt.

A small selection of photos from one particular back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. All the photos are from the past couple of months and were taken when returning from the local bay after sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Back Country Roads

The rising sun shines through a mix of mist and smoke. The smoke is from wildfires burning in western Canada.

Wordless Wednesday: 16th June 2021

An old barn shortly after sunrise.

Six Word Saturday: A Group of Trees at Sunrise

A group of trees illuminated by the rising sun.

One Word Sunday: Rural

An old barn in mist shortly after sunrise.

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Black and White

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Black and White prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Easter 1980.

Monochrome Monday: 22nd March 2021

Intentional camera movement of trees in snow on the South Bruce Peninsula last winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Houses of Parliament in London, England from the South Bank of the River Thames. In the very early 1980s I was one of the field testers for a new type of black and white film, Ilford XP1.

Monochrome Monday: 28th December 2020

The Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise last autumn.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in April 1982.

Lens-Artists: My Photographic Journey

Trees on snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s.

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Reflections On the Water

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: On the Water prompt.

Some recent reflections on Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Lens-Artists: On the Water

Colpoy’s Bay at dawn on the summer solstice.

2021: Ripples on Colpoy's Bay at Sunrise

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise on the last full day of spring.

Lens-Artists: On the Water

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise last Saturday.

Lens-Artists: On the Water

Colpoy’s Bay at dawn last Sunday.

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One Subject Three (or Four) Ways

This week Tina gives us the prompt One Photo Two Ways for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

As is sometimes the case I had a few ideas for the challenge, none of which I was really happy with.

Then I thought about my current grab bag, the camera bag I grab most often when heading out to do personal work.

For various reasons I put together a small, lightweight kit a couple of years ago. It consists of a small mirrorless camera and three small, manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto.

This has become my go to kit, partly because it’s a way of getting back to basics. It’s the way I shot film as a student at art school all those years ago.

Lens-Artists: One Subject, Three Ways

On arriving at the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula I put the wide angle lens on the camera for a view of the bay at dawn.

Six Word Saturday: Blue Above and Below the Orange

After a while I swapped the wide angle for the standard lens for a tighter view of the mouth of the bay and White Cloud Island on the horizon. I walked out to the end of the dock for a slightly different perspective.

2021: Ripples on Colpoy's Bay at Sunrise

Before the sun appeared on the horizon I swapped the standard lens for the telephoto for an even tighter view of the mouth of the bay. The narrower field of view allowed me to emphasise the foreground ripples.

Lens-Artists: One Subject, Three Ways

Once the sun was above the horizon I used the telephoto lens to isolate interesting groups of ripples.

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Memorable Times

Amy’s prompt for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: It’s A Wonderful World got me thinking about some of the memorable times behind a camera.

One Word Sunday: Whatchamacallit

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, one of those mornings when the whole sky was interesting.

Saturday Bird: Common Kingfisher

Sitting in a canvas hide (blind) a few feet from a Common Kingfisher.

Throwback Thursday: 18th March 2021

Interesting ice formations on Lake Huron at sunset during the spring thaw.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Twist

Documenting the complete nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit using a specially constructed nestbox.

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Shadows and some Shade

This week Ann-Christine gave us the prompt Shades and Shadows for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Monochrome Monday: 1st March 2021
Shadows on rippled snow.
Throwback Thursday: 14th January 2021
Snow in the shade.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views
Trees and their shadows.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel partly in the shade.
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Red – From Large to Small

This week Patti gave use the prompt From Large to Small for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise
Red cloud.
Throwback Thursday: Old Nuffield Tractor
Red tractor ploughing.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening
Red Fox.
One Word Sunday: Colour
Red Maple leaf.