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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes

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

Once again I am cheating a little with my response to the prompt. Over Christmas I started the fairly major project of digitising my colour slide and black and white negative archives.

When Ontario went into lockdown it gave me lots of time to continue the project. I currently have 8,000 slides digitised plus dozens of key black and white negatives.

This has allowed me to rediscover some personal favourites and discover some overlooked photos that have become favourites.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire in the 1990s. An overlooked photo that has since become a favourite.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland with the mist shrouded Cuillin mountains across the bay behind. A favourite that I didn’t have a good digital copy of until a couple of weeks ago.

One Word Sunday: Ice

A frozen and partially snow covered slough at sunrise with weak sun pillar. I discovered a set of sunrise photos from Punnichy, Saskatchewan with a weak sun pillar in the sky.

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

Hoarfrost on Privet leaves in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. The vertical version of this photo has long been a favourite but I didn’t remember taking a horizontal version until I started digitising some of my black and white negatives.

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Abandoned crofters cottage

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty.

When I read the prompt I thought of a favourite photo that would work well for the prompt. An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye I photographed 40 years ago.

The problem was I only had a low quality digital version, a copy of a slide that was a copy of a print from the negative. I had gone through my negative files twice without finding the original negative. So I went through the files a third time, determined to find the negative which I eventually did.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage in Elgol on the Isle of Skye with the Cuillin mountains across the bay behind the cottage.

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast

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

Three different looks at coast’s over 25 years.

Isle of Skye Coast. An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Abandoned cottage in front of the Cuillin.

 

North Wales Coast. Oystercatchers on a section of the North Wales coast at Point of Air, Flintshire.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Coast

 

Ontario, Canada Coast. A section of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Chantry Island is on the horizon and a long way behind the island is Michigan in the U.S.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

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Abandoned House

My contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of House.

An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. I was one of four photography students who spent a week on the Isle of Skye at Easter rather than revising for exams.

This shot was taken on the only morning we had rain. Shortly before taking this shot I had been standing in a stream with the art schools newest large format camera on a tripod in the stream with me.

Abandoned Cottage.

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Monochrome Monday

Abandoned crofters cottage

Monochrome Monday is going back to 1980 when four photography students traveled to the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.

I added grain to the digital version to give it a more gritty feel. It shows an abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol with the mist and cloud shrouded Cuillin in the background across Loch Scavaig.

Abandoned cottage in front of the Cuillin.