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.
Snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise recently. Taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens.
A splash of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with the TTArtisan 50mm lens.
A three minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Taken with the TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.
A dusting of snow on trees along a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with the TTArtisan 35mm lens.
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.