The new A Photo a Week Challenge is Ice, Ice Baby, a prompt that I have rather a lot of options for.
I decided to go with two photos, the earliest photo of ice in my archives and the most recent.
Ice on the water in a wheel rut in a field gateway. Taken in the mid 1970s the lines in the ice caught my eye and made me think of contour lines on a map. Photographed a few hundred yards from my childhood home. I suspect that it was taken with the first serious camera I brought, a Russian made Zenit E.
An ice sculpture formed by waves splashing on the branches of a bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. Taken a few weeks ago when I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. Taken with my most recent camera, the small and light Sony a6000 with one of my DSLR lenses adapted to fit it.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mist.
I decided to go with two photos taken approximately 40 years apart.
This shot was taken some time in the 1970s. I’m not sure exactly when, the location is Hatherton, near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. It’s close to where I grew up and would have been taken before I moved to London in 1980.
A shot of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise from this summer.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastel/Soft Colours.
Two shots of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise from the summer.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Future.
This challenge got me thinking about the changes I have made to the camera equipment I use recently. Having had a accident early in the spring that left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at smaller and lighter equipment when I got out of rehab.
For a lot of my personal work over the past six months I have been using a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes. I recently added a different mirrorless camera, also small and light. All my manual focus prime lenses will adapt to either camera.
My photo equipment future is smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras and manual focus prime lenses.
A giant yellow butterfly garden ornament. The background was almost monochromatic so a selective colour treatment was an obvious editing choice. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a Sony a6000 camera.
A late summer sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Samyang 12mm lens.
Ivy leaves and Lichen on a tree trunk. Taken with a Sony a6000 and 7artisans 55mm lens.
Some autumn Maple leaves. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and 7artisans 55mm lens.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace.
I have found getting out with a camera early in the morning is a good time for some peace and quiet. In the summer, sunrise is so early that there’s rarely other people about. In the winter the weather can keep people indoors.
Taken on this year’s summer solstice. Early enough in the morning that I had the dock at Colpoy’s Bay to myself.
A sunrise close to the winter solstice last year. At this time of year I often have the Colpoy’s Bay dock to myself.