Getting Back to Basics

Big Yellow In Autumn

Getting Back to Basics: Yellow In Autumn

One of the giant butterfly garden ornaments I pass on one of my walking routes.

For this walk I had a fast, manual focus portrait lens on a small mirrorless camera.

Photo Challenges

Coneflower in the Shade

CMMC: Coneflower in the shade

A Coneflower (or Echinacea) in shade with dappled sunlight on the background.

Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood with the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 lens on the camera. Another outing using a fast portrait lens to photograph flowers and plants.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: August Close Up or Macro prompt.


Natural Light

This week Amy has given us the prompt Natural Light for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Six Word Saturday: Fishing in the Mist at Sunrise
Golden light on the mist on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Subjects Starting with the Letter S
Backlit Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

Fading Fern Frond

A quick post featuring a photo taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood. We still don’t have an internet connection so I’m using the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

A fading fern frond in dappled sunlight on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A sign that summer is over.

2020: Fading Fern Frond

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.


Month of Squares

January Squares: Dappled Sunlight

This is my day 20 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

January Squares: Dappled Sunlight

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 6th October 2019

Silent Sunday: 6th October 2019