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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism which is an expansion of last week weeks challenge Abstract.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism

The wire mesh of a kitchen sieve.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Detail of the knurling on a blue anodized aluminium flashlight (torch).

 

Monochrome Monday: 20th April 2020

Hoarfrost on chicken wire.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Abstract

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Abstract prompt.

 

Coneflower detail

The center of a Coneflower.

 

October Squares: Abstract Lines

Tree trunks.

 

One Word Sunday: Dream

Curtains and a window.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Umbrella

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Umbrella.

When I read the prompt I thought of the umbrella on our patio table. We put it in the table in the spring and I don’t think it has been unfurled yet this year.

So I decided to shoot some abstracts of the folded umbrella. I started shooting them in monochrome but quickly switched to colour as I liked the contrast between the blue fabric of the umbrella and the green vegetation in the background.

 

One Word Sunday: Umbrella

 

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Monthly Squares

Perspective on a Cup of Coffee

This is my day 2 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Perspective.

An almost abstract view of a part drunk cup of coffee.

 

July Squares: Perspective

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 1st June 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.

I was struck by the various shades of green of the newly opened Maple leaves. However, it was a grey, overcast day so rather than blue sky showing through the gaps in the branches it was featureless grey. So I decided to try a monochrome conversion using a red filter which increased the contrast between the various shades of green.

I rather like the way the leaves have become an almost abstract pattern with the branches giving a clue to what you’re looking at.

Monochrome Monday: 1st June 2020

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Glasses, Cups or Saucers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups or Saucers.

Having been on a bit of a table top photography kick recently this was a good challenge for more messing around with unusual viewpoints and adapted lenses.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups or Saucers

A nearly empty cup of coffee illuminated from below due to it sitting on my light table.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups or Saucers

I thought the pattern of rings on this drinking glass was interesting.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art prompt.

As soon as I read the prompt I had several ideas for the challenge. I decided that any effects in photos I selected had to be done in camera, no heavy editing to get an effect. I also decided that all the photos had to be square, although I can’t really explain that decision.

The centre of a Coneflower. A mix of subject and camera movement coupled with very thin depth of field from the high magnification macro lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

 

Autumn tree trunks. Subject isolation with a telephoto lens turns the tree trunks into a pattern.

October Squares: Lines of Tree Trunks

 

Isolating a small section of a sunrise with a telephoto lens turns it into a graphic image.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

 

Motion blurred tree trunks. An experiment with moving the camera vertically during exposure.

October Squares: Abstract Lines

 

Shadows of tree trunks across the snow. A straight forward shot with the fallen branch close to following the rule of thirds.

January Squares: Sidelight

 

Cloud movement over Colpoy’s Bay. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky and makes the water appear calm.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art