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Photo Challenges

Orange

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Orange prompt.

Water Water Everywhere: On the other side of the dock

Reflection of the sunrise in the ripples.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Flame

Autumn leaves against interesting clouds.

Friendly Friday: Re-imagine Orange

A Pot Marigold after rain.

Throwback Thursday: 19th November 2020

Chantry Island lighthouse at sunset.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Before the Leaves

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

I thought about some of my walks around the neighborhood over the past couple of months. The first photo I selected worked nicely as a square crop so I decided to go with all square crops.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Before the leaves
An impression of trees in snow with intentional camera movement.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Before the leaves
Looking up at bare trees with a fisheye lens.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Before the leaves
Autumn leaves in winter, isolating splashes of colour with a telephoto lens.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Before the leaves
Another impression of trees in snow with intentional camera movement.
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Lens-Artists

Soft

This week Ann-Christine gives us the prompt Soft for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

My first thought was of some of the photos I had taken last year when I was experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. Mostly fast portrait lenses but also some CCTV lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

2020: Greens and Browns
Fern amongst autumn leaves with a CCTV lens.
Family portrait of some Coneflowers
A group of Coneflowers photographed with a fast portrait lens.
Six Word Saturday: First Light on Grass Seed Heads
First light on some grass seed heads with a fast portrait lens.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Fern frond detail with a fast portrait lens.
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Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tomorrow

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tomorrow prompt.

On reading the prompt I decided that whatever the weather I was going to go for a walk around the neighborhood tomorrow.

As it turned out it was sunny but cold with a wind making it feel even colder. I put a short telephoto lens on the camera and went to see what I could find.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 31st January 2021

Silent Sunday: 31st January 2021
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Becky's Squares

January Squares: Up #23

Looking Up at some autumn leaves.

This is my day 23 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking Up at some backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in autumn.

January Squares: Up #14
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Lens-Artists

2020: Emotions

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. This week Patti gave us the prompt Emotions.

After some thought I decided to look back at 2020. A very strange year that saw me not make it back to the U.K., hospitalised in the spring and then there was the Covid-19 pandemic.

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Mid January and I had postponed plans to visit the U.K. due to the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic. I was going for walks around the neighborhood little realising that in a couple of months that would be all I would be allowed to do.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

By the end of May I was going a little stir crazy being stuck at home. I set up in the yard in the biggest gap in the trees and tried to photograph the clouds at sunset. When that didn’t work out I started playing around with the Live Composite setting on the Olympus camera I was using. Live Composite recorded the clouds streaking across the sky at dusk.

Silent Sunday: 26th July 2020

July saw some of the Covid-19 restrictions eased and I could visit one of my sunrise locations on Colpoy’s Bay. Things seemed to be settling down into the new normal.

Wordless Wednesday: 30th December 2020

The end of December and Ontario was putting some Covid-19 restrictions back in place and I was going for walks around the neighborhood again. Less than two weeks into 2021 and Ontario has declared a provincial emergency with a stay-at-home order in place.