A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish

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.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.


Hosta leaves with the 7artisans 35mm f1.2 lens.

Silent Sunday: 4th August 2019


Dandelion clocks taken with a 50mm OM Zuiko lens from 1976.

Dandelion seed heads.


A Bracken frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens.

Bracken with adapted CCTV lens.

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen

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.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen


CFFC: Squares and Rectangles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares and Rectangles.

Lots of rectangles and a few squares on Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula. After moving to the area 11 years ago the idea of a smoke shop and pool hall combination seemed old fashioned and now there’s a pawn shop next to it.

Honestly, it seems like the town of Wiarton is stuck in a time warp, going backwards in time while the rest of the county moves ahead.

CFFC: Squares and Rectangles