The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Harmony.
This got me thinking about the colour combinations in some of my photos.
Starting with a winter sunset where the predominantly cool blue foreground and sky is split by the warm yellows and reds of the setting sun. It’s a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.
A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You may wonder why I have included this in my selection. It’s because I planned the shot, timing it so that the bird was in the shade with sunlight illuminating the background.
Autumn colour with a blue sky background. Taken with a fisheye lens to get as much of the foliage in the frame as possible.
Finally, lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk. The remains of the winter ice is reflecting the blue sky overhead while the water is reflecting the colour of the sky above the horizon.
The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Weathered or Worn.
First, some boulders placed around the base of Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. They’re placed there to protect the Lookout from erosion by the water. The various patterns, colours and textures caught my eye.
Now the remains of a fallen tree lying in a ditch on the South Bruce Peninsula. It was the range of colours in this autumn detail that caught my eye.
Finally some weathered and worn wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Something that Doesn’t Belong.
I was considering going with an obvious pick, an solitary bird in a flock of a different species for example.
Then I thought about some of the early autumn colour I had photographed last year. I edited one of the shots to make the colour difference more extreme.
Now, in theory, an autumn leaf belongs. They all change colour and fall eventually, but it’s not something you want to see to early in the autumn.
Some autumn leaves in the winter.
Six Word Saturday.
Six Word Saturday.
Autumn colour, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England sometime in the 1970s. This shot sat in my slide files overlooked until I started copying some of the slides a couple of winters ago. Since making a digital copy the shot has grown on me.
Probably taken when I was a photography student in the late 1970s. I recognise the location as close to my parents house at the time. If I was taken when I was studying photography it would have been taken with an Olympus OM1, which I still have. If it was taken before I was at art school it could have been taken with a Zenit E, my first serious camera.
We had lots of wind, rain and wet snow in week 44. I went for a walk on Sunday morning and spotted this solitary Maple leaf still clinging on despite the recent weather.