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Photo Challenges

An Autumn Maple Leaf

2021: Maple Leaf

An autumn Maple leaf in the studio.

One light behind and below the leaf to provide backlighting and rim lighting. A second light on the right providing some modelling.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: December Close Up or Macro prompt.

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CFFC

All One Colour

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour prompt.

Two autumn leaves photographed on my table top studio. The start of one of my winter projects.

CFFC: All One Colour
Center of an autumn Maple leaf.
CFFC: All One Colour
An autumn Oak leaf.
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Weekly Topics

Macro Monday: 29th November 2021

Macro Monday: 29th November 2021

My Macro Monday post this week is detail of an autumn Maple leaf.

At first the pattern reminded me of stained glass windows and then a Roman mosaic. Now for some reason it reminds me of some form of reptile.

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Lens-Artists

Follow Your Bliss

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Follow Your Bliss prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the prompt but I wasn’t happy with either and was going to skip this challenge.

Then I thought about my “Back to Basics” project and decided to make the post about that.

A few years ago I got tired of the auto everything aspect of modern digital equipment. As a result I put together a small kit of manual focus prime lenses and started shooting digital the same way I used to shoot film for years. Getting back to the basics of photography.

Recently I discovered TTArtisan lenses. Tiny manual focus lenses designed for small mirrorless cameras. So I put together a compact, lightweight kit based around them.

Lens-Artists: Follow Your Bliss

Snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise recently. Taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens.

2021: A Splash of Fall Color

A splash of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with the TTArtisan 50mm lens.

WWE: Streaking Clouds Reflected in the Bay

A three minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Taken with the TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.

Lens-Artists: Follow Your Bliss

A dusting of snow on trees along a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

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Photo Challenges

Moss and Lichen

CMMC: Two S's in the word

Moss and lichen growing on a boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: November Alphabet two S’s in the word prompt.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 22nd November 2021

Monochrome Monday: 22nd November 2021

Tree bark detail taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood with a fast portrait lens on the camera.

A monochromatic original taken with the intention of doing a monochrome conversion.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Some Autumn Maple Leaves

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Let’s hear it for the leaves prompt.

Most of the leaves in this part of Ontario have been off the trees for a while now. However, a few weeks ago I started picking up interesting leaves with the intention of doing some table top studio photos using them. The fallen leaves have been buried under snow a few times since I started collecting them.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Let's hear it for the leaves

#1. A backlit section.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Let's hear it for the leaves

#2. Suspended over a mirror.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Let's hear it for the leaves

#3. Close up detail.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Let's hear it for the leaves

#4. Lying on a mirror.