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.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Radiant.
Setting sun, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The tiny specks are distant wildfowl.
Light rays radiating through clouds at sunset, Chantry Island Lighthouse.
Canada Day fireworks, 2018.
The sun rising through fog on Colpoy’s Bay.
The sun rising over Colpoy’s Bay on the 2019 summer solstice.
My contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Five Elements.
My contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Illumination.
Monochrome Monday is going back to my days as a photography student in the late 1970s. Originally a simple colour shot, I did a monochrome conversion and some editing in Snapseed before adding a border.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England sometime in the mid 1970s.
In fact so far back I’m not sure which camera the photo was taken with. It could either be a Zenit E, my first serious camera, or the Olympus OM1 that replaced the Zenit. I’m pretty sure I was still in school and not studying photography at art school.
There must have been a power outage because I remember photographing this candle on the mantle piece of the fireplace in the living room of my parents house.
The circle of light to the left of the flame is the candles reflection on the wall above the mantle piece.