I had checked this prompt and had a photo planned for the One Word Sunday: Plastic challenge. I was going to photograph the small spirit (bubble) level I have been carrying in various camera bags for decades and using to level cameras on tripods.
I hadn’t even got the level out of the bag when I noticed the colour of the blue water bottle sitting on the table. I knew there was a second, purple, water bottle in the fridge so decided to change my plan for the challenge. As it turned out, this image ties in with Debbie’s One Word Sunday photo.
The reason for my change of direction was to make a point. These two water bottles have each been refilled hundreds of times. We never buy bottled water even though there seems to be a good recycling system in place in this part of Ontario.
That’s because I read that while one of the producers of bottled water was claiming that 70-75% of plastic water bottles are recycled in Ontario a non-profit organization that challenges corporate and government claims estimates only 14% are recycled. Another group estimate 1 billion plastic bottles end up in Ontario landfills each year.
I had put a pair of scissors down on the studio table with the studio lights still on and noticed the various curves and liked the orange handles against the black background so decided to take some shots.
This shot was taken with the 7artisans 35mm lens wide open at f/1.2 and is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Curve.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish.
After a couple of false starts to the challenge I thought about my testing of various lenses adapted to fit a small mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this summer.
With the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras it has become stylish to adapt a wide variety of lenses to these cameras.
Although I was testing the adapted lenses partly because I was putting together a compact, lightweight camera kit after an accident left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm.
An Orange Day-Lily taken with a 25mm CCTV lens.
Hosta leaves with the 7artisans 35mm f1.2 lens.
Dandelion clocks taken with a 50mm OM Zuiko lens from 1976.
A Bracken frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Autumn Leaves/Autumn Light.
Some backlit autumn Maple leaves.
Two varieties of Hosta leaves in monochrome.
Taken on a recent walk and my contribution to One Word Sunday: Yellow.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of salt and pepper. For a black and white photo challenge salt and pepper seemed an obvious choice.
Taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open at f/1.2 and then heavily edited in Snapseed. I added film grain, some radial blur with a mild vignette centered around the black peppercorns and a Polaroid type border before doing the monochrome conversion where I added some more film grain.