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Focusing on the Details

This week Patti has given us the prompt Focusing on the Details for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

As Ontario is currently under the third Covid-19 lockdown I decided to look back at some of the details I photographed on my walks around the neighborhood while under the various lockdowns.

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020
Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder photographed during the first Covid-19 lockdown.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer
Backlit Maple leaves photographed during the first Covid-19 lockdown.
Monochrome Monday: 1st March 2021
Shadows on rippled snow photographed during the second Covid-19 lockdown.
CFFC: Texture
Orange lichen on a tree trunk photographed during the third Covid-19 lockdown.
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Getting to Know ICM

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Getting to Know You prompt.

Having initially considered various locations and nature subjects I thought about some of the ICM shots I had taken over the weekend.

I spent part of last weekend experimenting with various types of intentional camera movement using various lenses from an ultra wide angle lens to a macro lens.

The post is also a continuation of a the Lens-Artists prompt You Pick It earlier in the month.

Lens-Artists: Getting to Know You
Horizontal camera movement of a stack of campfire wood.
Lens-Artists: Getting to Know You
Rotational camera movement of tree tops with an ultra wide angle lens.
Lens-Artists: Getting to Know You
Circular camera movement of a group of Daffodils.
Lens-Artists: Getting to Know You
Vertical camera movement of Ivy growing up a tree trunk
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Taking Flight

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Tina gives us the prompt Taking Flight.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

An Osprey taking flight from the surface of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada having just dived into the lake to catch a White Sucker.

One Word Sunday: Spectacle

Snow Geese taking flight from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada during autumn migration.

CMMC: Words that contain Ch or Ck

A Black-capped Chickadee taking flight on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

A winter gull roost taking flight as the birds move to a different section of Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

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Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

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ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: You Pick It prompt.

Shortly before Ann-Christine posted the prompt I had been for a walk. One of the things I did on the walk was continue my experiments with intentional camera movement.

As a result I decided to look back at some of the photos from my experiments with intentional camera movement. Specifically the photos of trees on my walks.

Lens-Artists: You Pick It!

Trees in leaf in mid summer. A previously unedited photo from the 52 week photo project I did in 2018.

CMMC: Contains two A

Bare trees in the snow in winter. A photo from about six weeks ago when I was limited to certain routes when out for a walk.

Lens-Artists: You Pick It!

Trees in a mixture of leaf litter and patches of snow. A photo from a few weeks ago after a thaw. The mixture of leaf litter and snow on the ground gives the foreground a different appearance.

Lens-Artists: You Pick It!

Bare trees in early spring. Taken last Saturday afternoon and the photo that gave me the idea for this post.

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Geometry

This week Patti gave use the prompt Geometry for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

I started out considering various architectural subjects before thinking of some of my table top photos from the past year or so.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour
Diamond knurling on a section of a small aluminium torch (flashlight).
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism
The square wire mesh of a kitchen sieve.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes
Hard plastic O rings I use for camera straps.
Macro Monday: 8th March 2021
Wax crayon tips, circles.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes
Slides and slide mounts, rectangles and squares.
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A Change of Scenery

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Change of Scenery prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge but in the end decided to keep it simple and stay local. I decided to look back to last summer and autumn when some of the Covid-19 restrictions started being lifted and I could visit one of my sunrise locations again.

Wordless Wednesday: 8th July 2020

One of my first visits to Colpoy’s Bay for a sunrise after the restrictions were eased.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

In July Comet Neowise was in the news. I made several attempts to see and photograph it. On one occasion I set up the camera to record star trails over Colpoy’s Bay while I looked for the comet.

A Photo a Week: Joy

Once the restrictions were eased a little and I could visit the bay I spent quite a bit of time photographing ripples on the water at sunrise. On this occasion a Common Loon swam into the section of ripples I was photographing and created a second set of ripples.

2020: Red Streak

The autumn saw lots of storm clouds over the bay but I still went for the sunrise.