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Autumn Colour On The Hillside

Autumn colour on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England. The hill is the southern end of a sandstone ridge sticking out of the Cheshire plain.

On a clear day you can see central Liverpool. The group of Silver Birch trees on top of the hill are on the site of an Iron Age hill fort known as Maiden Castle.

A photo from my archives, originally it was going to be a Throwback Thursday post. Instead it is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Hillside.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Hillside
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Basic Black

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Simply Black

One of my back to basics set-ups. A base model mirrorless camera and a small, mechanical, manual focus prime lens.

A set-up like this allows me to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film, what I call getting back to basics. This takes me back to the film kit I used as a photography student all those years ago.

As the camera, lens and my custom sling strap are all black I thought a monochrome conversion would make a contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Simply Black theme. I added some film grain when doing the monochrome conversion.

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Dave the Rubber Ducktographer

This is my very light hearted contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Camera prompt.

Meet camera using Dave the Rubber Ducktographer who specialises in tracking down rare wildlife.

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Camera
A studio portrait of Dave the Rubber Ducktographer.
One Word Sunday: Blob
Dave the Rubber Ducktographer photographing the rare Cyan Blob.
Silent Sunday: 21st March 2021
Dave the Rubber Ducktographer hiding in a tree stump searching for Bigfoot.
One Word Sunday: Feeling
Dave the Rubber Ducktographer in the snow searching for an Abominable Snowman.
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The Government Dock in the Blue Hour

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Blue.

Four blue hour photos featuring the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on Colpoy’s Bay from this summer.

Weekly Prompts: Blue Hour Dock
2021: Blue Hour Mist
Weekly Prompts: Blue Hour Government Dock
CFFC: Blue
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Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary

A small selection of photos from the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary is within the National Wildlife Area.

The Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary was the first migratory bird sanctuary established in North America.

It is a staging area for migratory birds. In the autumn there can be hundreds of thousands of Snow Geese and tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes using the area.

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Sanctuary prompt.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

A breeding adult American White Pelican on a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area at sunset in winter.

One Word Sunday: Spectacle

Some of the thousands of Snow Geese that pass through the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in autumn.

Weekly Prompts: Surface

A section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area at sunset in autumn.

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Some Recent Views

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: The View prompt.

Some views around the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario from this summer. All taken with my back to basics kit of a small mirrorless camera and small set of manual focus prime lenses.

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Vehicle lights on Mallory Beach Road in Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
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Layers of mist over scrubland shortly after sunrise.
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Old wooden piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
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Greens of a section of scrubland in golden hour light.
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Negative Space Orange Daylilies

2021: Orange Daylilies

A portrait of two Orange Daylilies in front of a large limestone boulder.

I thought the background was different and used negative space to emphasize it. Another test of the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 lens for photographing flowers and plants.

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Orange.