A four minute live composite exposure of clouds and stars moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
I wasn’t aware that the camera was recording the stars until uploading the photos to my desktop computer for editing. The red lights above the Niagara Escarpment are warning lights on radio masts at the local airport.
An outing with my back to basics kit of a small mirrorless camera and a set of small manual focus prime lenses.
A small selection of photos from one particular back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. All the photos are from the past couple of months and were taken when returning from the local bay after sunrise.
The rising sun shines through a mix of mist and smoke. The smoke is from wildfires burning in western Canada.
This week Tina gives us the prompt One Photo Two Ways for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
As is sometimes the case I had a few ideas for the challenge, none of which I was really happy with.
Then I thought about my current grab bag, the camera bag I grab most often when heading out to do personal work.
For various reasons I put together a small, lightweight kit a couple of years ago. It consists of a small mirrorless camera and three small, manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto.
This has become my go to kit, partly because it’s a way of getting back to basics. It’s the way I shot film as a student at art school all those years ago.
On arriving at the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula I put the wide angle lens on the camera for a view of the bay at dawn.
After a while I swapped the wide angle for the standard lens for a tighter view of the mouth of the bay and White Cloud Island on the horizon. I walked out to the end of the dock for a slightly different perspective.
Before the sun appeared on the horizon I swapped the standard lens for the telephoto for an even tighter view of the mouth of the bay. The narrower field of view allowed me to emphasise the foreground ripples.
Once the sun was above the horizon I used the telephoto lens to isolate interesting groups of ripples.