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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

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour My World

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

After abandoning the first couple of ideas for the challenge I decided that I would go with a photo from each season. I then decided to try to use only shots close to home taken on my various walks with a camera over the past year.

Autumn leaves amongst the Ivy leaves at the end of November. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour My World

 

A group of Coneflowers in the middle of August. Taken with a 12mm lens on a small mirrorless camera. I was testing it to be the wide angle lens in the lightweight kit of three manual focus primes I was putting together.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour My World

 

Colourful Lichen and Moss on a limestone boulder in early June. Taken with a small mirrorless camera and plastic kit lens it came with. I had only been discharged from the rehab unit for about a week and was still on crutches at that point.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour My World

 

A Maple leaf on snow in February. Taken before my accident with a DSLR and zoom lens.

Casting a shadow on the snow.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Abstract

A selection of images for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Abstract.

Motion blurred trees.

CFFC: Trees.

 

Autumn tree trunks.

Autumn tree trunks.

 

The motion blurred centre of a Coneflower.

Coneflower detail

 

A small section of a sunrise isolated with a telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double.

Three doubles from Ontario, Canada.

Two Coneflowers.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double

 

Two rainbows.

Barn and rainbows.

 

Two Sandhill Cranes.

Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

 

Three doubles from Cheshire, England.

Two Pond Skaters making more Pond Skaters.

Mating Pond Skaters.

 

Two Fly Agaric.

Amanita muscaria.

 

Two Great Crested Grebes.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

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

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Monochrome Monday

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