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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 14th February 2021

Silent Sunday: 14th February 2021
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 1st February 2021

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.

Monochrome Monday: 1st February 2021
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Lens-Artists

Tree Stripes

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.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

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.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

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.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 18th January 2021

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.

Monochrome Monday: 18th January 2021
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Walking In the Trees

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.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
Winter trees with a fisheye lens.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
More green than grey. Lichen on a tree trunk.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
Snow on bare branches with a telephoto lens.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
More grey than green. Lichen on a tree trunk.
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 4th January 2021

Snow on bare branches on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood.

Monochrome Monday: 4th January 2021
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 14th December 2020

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.

Monochrome Monday: 14th December 2020