For day 12 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with backlight.
A backlit branch covered in hoarfrost in Marbury Country Park, Northwich, Cheshire, England. Taken while on a winter field trip with the Nantwich Natural History Society.
Thinking about Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes it occurred to me that it’s now 20 years since I moved to Ontario. So I decided to limit myself to photos of winter in Ontario.
2004. Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset with frazil ice on Lake Huron in the foreground.
2008. Chantry Island at sunset with a frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron in the foreground. I’m not sure if I was standing on the shoreline or the frozen lake when I took the photo.
2012. Snow on a Pine tree branch.
2018. A frozen and partially snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: White challenge.
Being as it’s winter in Ontario, Canada it was almost ìnevitable that my contribution would involve snow. I did actually try to come up with an alternative to snow but didn’t think of anything I was really happy with.
All the photos were taken in the last month. One was taken an hour or so before posting.
Wind formed patterns in the snow.
An autumn Maple leaf and the shadow of a tree trunk on the snow.
Shadows of tree trunks and a fallen branch in the snow.
An autumn Maple leaf on the snow.
This is contribution for day two of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.
Some sidelighting throwing shadows of tree trunks across the snow while a fallen branch sticks out of the snow.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos I had taken waiting for various birds and mammals to make an appearance in front of the lens.
The following shots were taken in our yard in 2018 when I was doing my 52 week photo project.
I noticed the way a beam of light was illuminating a patch of Maple leaves.
I set up in the yard to photograph birds in the rain. When the birds weren’t cooperating I photographed rain drops.
Raindrops on a Cedar branch.
Lying in the grass I photographed a Clover flower while waiting for a bird or mammal to appear.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail.
I thought about some of the photos of details and it occurred to me that two of the first ones I considered were taken about 40 years apart but with the same lens.
So here’s a selection of shots from my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 silvernose I purchased in 1976. It’s called a silvernose because it has a polished aluminium ring on the front of the lens. This means that it’s one of the early OM system lenses and that it could be single coated rather than multi coated like modern lenses.
Backlit hoarfrost on a branch taken on a field trip with the Nantwich Natural History Society in the 1990s.
Ivy leaves on a tree trunk given a selective colour treatment. Taken on a walk a few years ago with the lens adapted to a DSLR.
Candle, taken with the lens in the 1970s during a power outage.
Hosta leaves taken with the lens adapted to a mirrorless camera a few weeks ago.
Detail of traction engine wheel taken at a steam rally in the 1980s.