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.
The second shot is taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens wide open.
The third shot was taken with the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orange Day-Lily photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a couple of years ago.
An Eastern Chipmunk photographed in a garden in Ontario, Canada a decade or so ago.
Borage flower buds photographed in Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1990s.
A leucistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the late 1980s.
A Coneflower photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a year or two ago.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close Up of Flowers.
The centre of a Virginia Spiderwort flower after rain.
Detail of a Polyanthus petal.
Detail of a Coneflower.
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.
Continuing the theme, the centre of a Coneflower.