This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my portraits of flowers taken with unusual lenses.
A Coneflower photographed with another fast lens although this time more of a general purpose lens than a portrait lens.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Abstract prompt.
The center of a Coneflower.
Curtains and a window.
This is my day 20 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and the first of a wide angle perspective series. Hard to believe that we’re on day 20 already.
A group of Coneflowers photographed with a wide angle lens making the flowers closer to the lens appear much larger than the flowers further away when in reality they’re all a similar size.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which this week has Cee Neuner as a guest host. Cee has given us the prompt One Single Flower.
I quickly decided to keep things simple and go with a small selection of favourite flowers and photos.
This is a Corncockle flower. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon through modern farming practices. It is grown in some cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
This is a Prairie Lily, the provincial flower of Saskatchewan. This specimen was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. No longer as common on the prairies as it once was.
A Coneflower photographed a few years ago using my Vivitar 35mm lens from the 1970s on a modern digital camera. The interesting background is probably what started me experimenting with various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras.
When I read the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected prompt I had several ideas for a post. On Friday evening I was selecting photos for the idea I was going with.
Luckily I hadn’t started editing those photos because on Saturday morning I changed my plans for this post. Then, when the first photo l picked for the new version was square I decided that all the photos should be square.
A selection of photos of unexpected art in nature.
Waves and ripples at sunrise.
The center of a Coneflower.
Clouds at sunrise.
Foxtail Barley detail.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art prompt.
As soon as I read the prompt I had several ideas for the challenge. I decided that any effects in photos I selected had to be done in camera, no heavy editing to get an effect. I also decided that all the photos had to be square, although I can’t really explain that decision.
The centre of a Coneflower. A mix of subject and camera movement coupled with very thin depth of field from the high magnification macro lens.
Autumn tree trunks. Subject isolation with a telephoto lens turns the tree trunks into a pattern.
Isolating a small section of a sunrise with a telephoto lens turns it into a graphic image.
Motion blurred tree trunks. An experiment with moving the camera vertically during exposure.
Shadows of tree trunks across the snow. A straight forward shot with the fallen branch close to following the rule of thirds.
Cloud movement over Colpoy’s Bay. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky and makes the water appear calm.