Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus.

As I have mentioned in some previous posts, I have been making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. I have put together a set of three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera body.

The kit fits in a small camera bag which weighs next to nothing compared to my normal shoulder bag. It’s a lot easier on the shoulder I injured in early spring.

I’m really enjoying getting back to basics with a kit similar to the gear I used as a photography student all those years ago.

Three shots of flowers on the South Bruce Peninsula taken when testing each of the manual focus primes that make up my back to basics kit.

The first was taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The second shot is taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The third shot was taken with the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open.

Silent Sunday: 1st September 2019

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens.

This group of Coneflowers was quite colourful but I thought that the shapes and features of the flowers would make an interesting monochrome conversion. I went with a high key edit which seems to focus attention on the centres of the Coneflowers.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

I went with a couple of recent shots that were already colourful and pumped the colour up even more in Snapseed.

A group of Coneflowers taken on my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens I recently added to my lightweight kit.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

 

A recent sunrise. I spotted the interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and made a detour to the shoreline. Taken with a 12 year old DSLR and the plastic kit lens it came with. I keep it in the car for situations like this.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

CFFC: Gardens

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gardens.

A selection of nature subjects taken in a variety of gardens over the years.

A Redwing eating a Holly berry photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1980s.

A Redwing in a Holly tree.

 

Orange Day-Lily photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a couple of years ago.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.

 

An Eastern Chipmunk photographed in a garden in Ontario, Canada a decade or so ago.

An Eastern Chipmunk posing for a photo.

 

Borage flower buds photographed in Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

 

A leucistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the late 1980s.

Leucistic Woodpecker on a suet feeder.

 

A Coneflower photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a year or two ago.

Echinacea or Coneflower.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: If You Could See Into The Heart Of Me

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: lf You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.

I thought of some of my close up photos looking into the centre of part of various plant species. More studies in shape and form than botanical records.

The centre of a Bromeliad, I find the arrangement of the leaves interesting. I played around with the photo in Snapseed before adding a border.

If You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.

 

Continuing the theme, the centre of a Coneflower.

Coneflower detail.