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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 5th August 2020

 

Wordless Wednesday: 5th August 2020

 

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Monthly Squares

Portrait of a Coneflower

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.

 

July Squares: Portrait of a Coneflower

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Abstract

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Abstract prompt.

 

Coneflower detail

The center of a Coneflower.

 

October Squares: Abstract Lines

Tree trunks.

 

One Word Sunday: Dream

Curtains and a window.

 

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Monthly Squares

Wide Angle Perspective 1

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.

 

July Squares: Wide Angle Coneflowers

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

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.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

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.

 

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

Waves and ripples at sunrise.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as ArtThe center of a Coneflower.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected

Clouds at sunrise.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected

Foxtail Barley detail.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

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.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

 

Autumn tree trunks. Subject isolation with a telephoto lens turns the tree trunks into a pattern.

October Squares: Lines of Tree Trunks

 

Isolating a small section of a sunrise with a telephoto lens turns it into a graphic image.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

 

Motion blurred tree trunks. An experiment with moving the camera vertically during exposure.

October Squares: Abstract Lines

 

Shadows of tree trunks across the snow. A straight forward shot with the fallen branch close to following the rule of thirds.

January Squares: Sidelight

 

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.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art