Monthly Squares

On Top of the Candle

The flame.

This is my day 27 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

On Top of the Candle: The Flame

Monthly Squares

January Squares: Candlelight

This is my contribution for day eight of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.


January Squares: Candlelight

Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Flame

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Flame.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Flame

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail

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.

Backlit branch in winter


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.

A selective colour treatment of some


Candle, taken with the lens in the 1970s during a power outage.

Candle flame.


Hosta leaves taken with the lens adapted to a mirrorless camera a few weeks ago.

Details of some Hosta leaves.


Detail of traction engine wheel taken at a steam rally in the 1980s.

Wheel detail.

Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Radiant

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Radiant.

Setting sun, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The tiny specks are distant wildfowl.

Specks in front of the sun.

Light rays radiating through clouds at sunset, Chantry Island Lighthouse.

Light beams through cloud at sunset.

Canada Day fireworks, 2018.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

The sun rising through fog on Colpoy’s Bay.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Candle flame.

Candle flame.

The sun rising over Colpoy’s Bay on the 2019 summer solstice.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Five Elements

My contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Five Elements.


Steam Traction Engine.


Autumn tree trunks.


Falling Water.


Candle flame.


Ploughing with a horse.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Illumination

My contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Illumination.


Orange sky at sunrise.


Frozen marsh at dusk.


Silhouetted lighthouse at sunset.


Specks in front of the sun.


Fireworks for Canada Day.


Night racing


Monochrome candle.