This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Secrets.
It’s not much of a secret but I first started blogging as The Grumpy Snapper. I still post occasionally to that blog but not very regularly these days.
I started this blog to document the 52 week photo project that I did in 2018. After a while this became my primary blog and The Grumpy Snapper was relegated to rambles about aspects of photography and the occasional rant.
The name came from my reputation for being grumpy and a derogatory term for a photographer. Some photographer’s get upset about being referred to as snappers but it’s not something that has ever bothered me.
Here’s a couple of snaps from the summer that I posted as The Grumpy Snapper but I didn’t post on this blog. Both shots were taken when I was testing the Meike 25mm lens I added to my lightweight, back to basics kit of three manual focus primes.
Some backlit Maple leaves on a local back road. Sometimes it’s just about the light.
Amethyst Aster flowers on a local back road. Testing how the lens renders the out of focus background.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside and/or Small Towns.
When I first moved to southern Ontario 19 years ago I lived in a small town for 8 years before moving to the countryside.
This is a section of High Street, Southampton, Ontario early on a Saturday morning. I lived a few yards off High Street for around 7 years.
The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. On the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Taken from Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street.
This is a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario near where I have lived for 11 years.
An old barn on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
A bush section of a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula on Christmas day a couple of years ago.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Road.
Originally I thought I would go with two roads in summer many miles apart in Canada. Then I remembered a shot from Christmas day, 2017.
A back road in the summer on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. I was returning from photographing a sunrise when I stopped for this shot. I liked the way the low sun was illuminating the grass seed heads along the sides of the road.
A back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario on Christmas day, 2017. Falling snow is obscuring the end of the road.
This gravel road in Saskatchewan, Canada should have had a Road Closed sign at the junction so you wouldn’t drive down it only to find the road was underwater.
Maybe there should be a “Road Closed” sign before you get to this point.
A Saskatchewan back road in the 1990s for Cee’s Which Way Challenge.