There wasn’t many photos to pick from for week 45. I didn’t have much time to get out with a camera due to a variety of issues.
I managed to get for a walk on Saturday afternoon after the snow had stopped. I wasn’t many yards into the walk when I spotted a leaf trapped in the snow that was trapped in Pine needles. I couldn’t tell if the leaf had been caught in the Pine needles before the snow settled or if it was caught in the snow.
I tried a few different compositions and initially used a different version in this post before changing it for this one.
Week 43 saw me in a retro mood. I packed my smallest camera bag with a decade old digital camera and four manual focus prime lenses with an age range of 35 years.
Most of the week was grey skies with rain or wet snow a lot of the time so my plan was to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome adding to the retro mood. On Sunday afternoon I went for a walk and ended up leaving the shots in colour.
I often pass this patch of Ivy on my walks but don’t remember it covering as much ground as it does now. I also don’t remember seeing drifts of fallen leaves amongst the Ivy before.
This pick for week 26 scraped in with an hour and 50 minutes to spare. Sunday was Canada Day so in the evening I went down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the Wiarton firework display.
The display was set up on the public dock in Wiarton, a couple of miles away across the bay.
An evening walk early in week 25. The low sun was shining through the trees producing some nice dappled sunlight. I noticed a patch of sunlight on a tree trunk with Ivy and Lichen growing on it.
Strangely it was the same tree trunk I photographed in week 2. What seems odd is that the Ivy leaves were green in early January but now in mid June some of them are brown.
I had selected a photo for week 24 on Saturday evening. That pick changed on Sunday morning and changed again in the afternoon.
I set a camera up in the yard Sunday morning but as my target bird species haven’t been cooperating I set up my ground pod to target the Squirrels, Chipmunks and whatever bird species decided to feed on the ground.
A portrait of an American Red Squirrel eating its Sunday brunch. The ground pod allowed me to get down to eye level with the Squirrel. I had to lift the ground pod up a couple of inches as my initial set up resulted in most of the subjects being hidden by the grass.
Week 23 saw me on a local side road for the sunrise. At this time of year the sun rises far enough in the North East to illuminate the side of the barn nicely.
Because of the big difference in brightness between the sky and the foreground I spent some time trying different combinations of graduated neutral density filters trying to find a balance between the two.
I say simply a Sparrow but the Chipping Sparrow is one of my favourite North American Sparrow species. But they never seem to want to cooperate with me if I’m behind a camera.
This particular Chipping Sparrow appeared in the yard, messed about hiding behind feeder poles and blades of grass before flying up onto the roof. After mocking me from the roof for a while it flew down and posed for a couple of photos.