Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus.

As I have mentioned in some previous posts, I have been making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. I have put together a set of three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera body.

The kit fits in a small camera bag which weighs next to nothing compared to my normal shoulder bag. It’s a lot easier on the shoulder I injured in early spring.

I’m really enjoying getting back to basics with a kit similar to the gear I used as a photography student all those years ago.

Three shots of flowers on the South Bruce Peninsula taken when testing each of the manual focus primes that make up my back to basics kit.

The first was taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The second shot is taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The third shot was taken with the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open.

Silent Sunday: 1st September 2019

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge but nothing that stood out. But inspiration came when I was working on my Monochrome Monday post.

That’s when I realised that the wooden structure on Berford Street in Wiarton would make a real, if somewhat large, frame. So on Sunday afternoon I positioned myself to be looking out at the street through the structure.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

Monochrome Monday: 26th August 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a week to an early morning walk around the local town after photographing the sunrise.

I don’t know how many times I have walked past or through this wood structure on Berford Street, Wiarton. I have no idea what it’s supposed to be or represent. The path behind it is steeper than it looks in the photo and leads to a parking area. In the winter it can be treacherous when there’s snow and ice on it.

Wood gateway?

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.

My plan was to go down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise, go for a coffee while waiting for the town to wake up and then go for a walk around town photographing some of the store displays that line parts of the sidewalk (pavement to the Brits).

Sunday morning produced a nice sunrise and a warm morning with a mix of sun and cloud. Ideal for a wander around town after a coffee and cinnamon raisin bagel.

This was the front of the Dollar Store when I first walked down the main street. Just a box of scarecrows on the sidewalk.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.

 

Meanwhile on the side of main street I was walking down I nearly got run down by a loaded trolley coming out of one of the stores. I stepped backwards out of the way just as the person pulling it looked behind. This is one of the later trolleys being brought out onto the sidewalk.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.

 

Walking back along main street there’s a lot more stuff cluttering up the sidewalk outside the Dollar Store. So much that one item is in front of the neighbouring business.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles was rather well timed.

After my accident in the spring I still have restricted movement in the right shoulder and my right arm is still weak. As a result I have put together a small kit of three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a very small camera bag.

The kit is a fraction of the weight of my regular bag of zoom lenses so it’s a lot more portable while the shoulder and arm continue recovery. Last Sunday morning I took it down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise and then for a walk around town.

Using the wide angle lens for the widest view of the bay.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

 

Using the standard lens for a more normal angle of view and a magnification similar to the human eye.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

 

Using the telephoto with its narrow angle of view lens to isolate small sections of the sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.