One Image/One Story

This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt One Image/One Story for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

After some thought I drew up a shortlist of around ten images/situations. I then whittled the list down to four.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

15 hours down, 9 to go. A dawn pit stop on Sunday morning for Team Bike during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.

Lens-Artists: One Image/One Story

Is this the new universal litter? Has the disposable facemask replaced the plastic water bottle as the universal piece of litter? Photographed recently on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

Peeping at the photographer. A summer plumage male American Goldfinch peeps around a fence post near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The old license plate is being used to stop the fence post splitting further.

On the Hunt for Joy: Put Your Collections on Display

45 years using Olympus cameras. A selection of the Olympus cameras I have owned and used over the years. Having got interested in photography in the mid 1970s I purchased my first Olympus camera in 1976. Taken with a Sony mirrorless camera after I became unhappy with the direction Olympus were taking with their camera design.


Motion and Movement

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Weird and Wonderful prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before realising that two of them involved motion blur and intentional camera movement.

So I decided to go with a small selection of motion blur and intentional camera movement shots.

One Word Sunday: Count

Intentional camera movement of trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Lens-Artists: Weird and Wonderful

A motion blurred motorcycle endurance racer entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

2021:Pastel colours in the clouds

A live composite exposure of storm clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise taken with a fisheye lens.

Lens-Artists: Weird and Wonderful

Intentional camera movement of the center of a Coneflower taken with a high magnification macro lens adapted to a DSLR.

Weekly Prompts

Dave the Rubber Ducktographer

This is my very light hearted contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Camera prompt.

Meet camera using Dave the Rubber Ducktographer who specialises in tracking down rare wildlife.

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Camera
A studio portrait of Dave the Rubber Ducktographer.
One Word Sunday: Blob
Dave the Rubber Ducktographer photographing the rare Cyan Blob.
Silent Sunday: 21st March 2021
Dave the Rubber Ducktographer hiding in a tree stump searching for Bigfoot.
One Word Sunday: Feeling
Dave the Rubber Ducktographer in the snow searching for an Abominable Snowman.

Red – From Large to Small

This week Patti gave use the prompt From Large to Small for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise
Red cloud.
Throwback Thursday: Old Nuffield Tractor
Red tractor ploughing.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening
Red Fox.
One Word Sunday: Colour
Red Maple leaf.

Old and New

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Old vs New prompt.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

My new Tenba P595 in the snow in the early 1980s taken with my old Olympus OM1 from 1976. I know that it was my old OM1 because my new OM2n is visible in the bag.

CFFC: Old vs New

The same Tenba P595 40 years later. Now my oldest camera bag. Taken at sunrise last Sunday morning with my new smartphone. I used my smartphone because the camera was on a tripod looking out over Colpoy’s Bay taking the Wordless Wednesday photo I will post later today.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools - One Word Sunday: Smaller

My newest camera bag, a Domke F-10 JD hanging from my oldest tripod, a Uni-Loc from the mid 1990s. Taken with an old DSLR I keep in the car so I always have a camera with me.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up - One Word Sunday: Smaller

My oldest Domke camera bag, a sand canvas F-6 sitting in autumn leaves a few years ago. It contains a mix of old and new manual focus prime lenses I put together as a back to basics kit. Taken with a newish DSLR I had set up as closely to a film SLR as possible.


Taking Flight

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Tina gives us the prompt Taking Flight.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

An Osprey taking flight from the surface of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada having just dived into the lake to catch a White Sucker.

One Word Sunday: Spectacle

Snow Geese taking flight from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada during autumn migration.

CMMC: Words that contain Ch or Ck

A Black-capped Chickadee taking flight on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

A winter gull roost taking flight as the birds move to a different section of Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Cosmic Photo Challenge

Some Spring Birds

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: New life emerging prompt.

There’s very little sign of spring around this part of Ontario at the moment, we got snow last Thursday.

So I decided to go with a small selection of of bird species that have started appearing on spring migration.

Saturday Bird: Pine Siskin

A Pine Siskin in spring. They stopped off in autumn on their way south and again on their way north in spring.

January Squares: Up #31

A male American Goldfinch. We had a couple of American Goldfinch on and off over winter but suddenly the male is getting his bright yellow breeding plumage.

January Squares: Up #26

A Chipping Sparrow. The first of the New World Sparrows to arrive this year. The first species is usually the Song Sparrow but I still haven’t had one this spring.

One Word Sunday: Spring

A Dark-eyed Junco. The first Juncos arrived a week or so ago and there was still at least six here at the weekend.