Bare trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
Taken on a walk around the neighborhood testing a recently modified wide angle lens. I have owned the lens for around 20 years but until recently didn’t have a proper adapter to use it on a mirrorless camera.
I have also misplaced the clamp on lens hood and because the lens is so old I can’t find the correct hood. So I took some measurements and ordered a cheap metal lens hood via eBay. The hood now is semi permanently attached with electrical tape.
This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.
As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.
I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.
Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.
Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.
Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.
A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.
A Tangle of Branches.
Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood. I had gone out with a macro lens on the camera intending to look for close up detail.
Instead I noticed the tangle of branches in the top of some Paper Birch trees against a grey winter sky. The photo was monochromatic to begin with. I used the monochrome conversion to adjust the contrast between the trees and the sky.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt In the Trees.
A small selection of photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood since the New Year.
Snow on bare branches on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood.
Monochrome Monday is traveling back to a walk around the neighborhood in late November. I took this photo of raindrops on bare branches and edited it for a blog post at the time.
I never used it as the colour balance looked odd to me. Weeks later I realised that the photo was about the reflections of the sky in the raindrops and there was no need for colour in the image.
If I had taken the photo in my film years when I was shooting black and white film alongside colour I would probably have reached for the camera loaded with black and white film. It would be nice if I could get that ability to “see” in monochrome back.