Friendly Friday: Dramatic

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.

Wordless Wednesday: 6th November 2019


Clouds at sunrise.



Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

A recent dawn

A recent dawn and another outing for my lightweight, back to basics camera kit.

Since I last wrote about it I have made a small change to the kit. I have swapped the 7artisans 35mm lens for a Meike 25mm f/1.8 lens. I was finding the jump from 12mm to 35mm a little large and the jump from 35mm to 55mm a little small. The 25mm sits more centrally between the 12mm and 55mm.

The reason I went with a 35mm lens rather than 25mm was because I found a 35mm a nice focal length for the way I “see” when out and about shooting personal work. So I  plan on using the 35mm when out with just a lens on the camera and no camera bag.

A recent dawn over Colpoy's Bay.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens.

This group of Coneflowers was quite colourful but I thought that the shapes and features of the flowers would make an interesting monochrome conversion. I went with a high key edit which seems to focus attention on the centres of the Coneflowers.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019