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Monthly Squares

Two and a Half Of A Kind

Two and a half Dandelion seed heads, or clocks as we called them when I was a child.

This is my day 12 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Two and a half of a Kind
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Under the Sun

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Under the Sun prompt.

I decided to go with a small selection of photos from this spring and summer when I was testing various lenses in a variety of types of sunlight.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 24th June 2020

Backlit Maple leaves. Taken with the 7artisans 55mm lens wide open at f/1.4.

 

Silent Sunday: 14th June 2020

A Fern frond in dappled sunlight. Taken with the Kamlan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.1.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020

Dandelions in the shade with sunlight on the background. Taken with the 7artisans 35mm lens wide open at f/1.2.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Close-ups in Monochrome

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros.

A couple of recent close-ups from my walks around the neighborhood this summer.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

 

Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

Dandelions in monochrome.

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a few days and a walk around the neighborhood.

 

Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020

 

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2019

2019: Leftovers

A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.

In no particular order.

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.

2019: Leftovers

 

Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers

 

A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.

2019: Leftovers

 

A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.

2019: Leftovers

 

Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.

2019: Leftovers

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019, The Best Of?

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019: The Best Of / The Worst Of?

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, both of which I abandoned. In the end I decided to simply go with a few of my favourites from the year.

A few days after the spring equinox and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen. A few days after taking the photo I fell off a ladder and spent the next couple of months in hospital and then rehab.

The fourth day of Spring.

 

On getting out of rehab I realised that I would have to make some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. With restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at lighter mirrorless cameras and small manual focus prime lenses. Some Dandelion clocks taken with my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.

Dandelion seed heads.

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on the morning of the summer solstice. I was off the crutches and walking with a cane at this point.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

 

Red Maple leaf and Lichen on a boulder. This summed up autumn for me in 2019. Some very good colour but the wind and rain knocking the leaves off.

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise eight and a bit hours after the winter solstice. It started thawing a few hours after the photo was taken and all the snow has disappeared for now.

Sunrise the morning after the winter solstice