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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #29: It’s as much about the clouds

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #29 Photo Challenge.

Some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise. The line of small clouds makes me think of birds.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Surprise

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise.

Something different from me for a surprise, a post about being surprised by some of the photos I have discovered while digitising my film archives.

When I was digitising some of my black and white negatives I discovered a photo of a camera bag in snow taken in the early 1980s. Shortly after that I was backing up photos on an old tablet and discovered another photo of a camera bag in snow. At that point I realised I had quite a few photos of various camera bags in snow taken over the decades.

I don’t know why I took them unless it was simply a record of the conditions. So a thought a selection of the photos would be a surprising contribution to the challenge.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

My Tenba P595 in the snow in Hatherton, Cheshire in the early 1980s. Tenba bags were newly imported into the U.K. back then.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Tenba P895 in the snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. By the time the photo was taken this bag was around 30 years old.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Domke F-6 sitting in the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula. A smaller bag I got for my DSLR and kit of manual focus prime lenses.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Domke F-2 sitting in the snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. My bag for a DSLR and fast zoom lenses.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Isolation Cravings

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings.

I’m craving my early morning visits to the various shorelines in the area. Not just for the sunrises but also the bird species that can make an appearance.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

Sunrise reflected in Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings

Three birds silhouetted against the rising sun on Colpoy’s Bay.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton at dawn.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline.

 

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Archives

Fan Of… Interesting Clouds

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… photo challenge.

This week Jez went with “Add some Clouds” and I had used some interesting clouds in a different photo challenge so my Fan Of… was an easy choice.

 

Fan Of... Interesting Clouds

A sailboat under interesting clouds at sunrise. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot although I must admit that I ignored the instructions in the prompt and went my own way.

That’s because I very rarely crop. I was taught in art school to get it right in camera and it’s still something I practice today. Having spent decades shooting colour transparency film for clients and editors there was no option to crop, what ever was in the shot stayed in the shot.

However, modern digital equipment does have one huge advantage for me. Zoom lenses are finally good enough to use. I never found a zoom good enough to use alongside my prime lenses in the film era which resulted in me carrying between six and eight primes.

Using zoom lenses allows me to crop precisely in camera and shoot multiple versions of a scene. So here’s some in camera crops of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise one morning.

I will start off with a wide view before cropping sections of the view using my zoom lenses.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space.

As it’s now been weeks since Ontario closed parks and public places I am missing my early morning visits to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.

So I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken at the closest shoreline location to home. I also decided to go back six or seven years as there was lots of photos from that time frame that I had never used in a blog post. All the photos feature a sailboat that used to be moored on that section of Colpoy’s Bay at the time.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

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Six Word Saturday

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, May 2018

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise, May 2018