A couple of outings down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. The first two outings for my recently assembled, lightweight, back to basics camera kit comprising of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes.
The first outing for the kit saw it and me caught in a thunderstorm and heavy rain shortly after the photo was taken. A 60 second exposure as it was a dark morning.
The following morning saw a lot less cloud and an absence of thunder rumbling and heavy rain.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Size Matters.
My first thought was of some nature subjects that can vary in size. Then I thought about my recent need to make changes to some of the equipment I’m using.
Up until this spring I was typically carrying a large camera bag with a DSLR and three large zoom lenses. This is my Domke F-2 on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline in the winter.
A shot from that visit to the shoreline. Waves forming icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. The tripod ended up frozen to the stones on the shoreline.
Then a few days into spring this year I fell off a ladder and fractured my left tibia and right humerus. As a result I have four screws in the tibia and restricted movement in the right shoulder.
I spent most of the spring in various hospitals and a rehab unit. On being discharged from the rehab unit I started making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work.
A small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses fit into a tiny Domke F-5XB. The bag is so small and light I can hang it on a tripod. After taking the photo I went for a walk around town with the bag on my injured shoulder with no negative impact on the shoulder.
A shot from my first outing with the bag. Soon after the photo was taken a tremendous thunderstorm with heavy rain rolled over the bay. The bag is made with what Domke call RuggedWear, a waxed cotton material. The rain beaded on the flap of the bag but didn’t come through the material.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome.
Monochrome; noun, a picture executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour.
I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Sunday morning. I had taken my recently assembled lightweight camera kit.
It comprises of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a small camera bag, a Domke F-5XB. By far the smallest bag I’ve ever used or owned.
I put the telephoto lens on the camera and started isolating sections of the sky and water that were predominantly one colour.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock.
A simple photo of a lock on doors securing a bank of electricity meters. The sixth shot taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens I purchased used recently. It’s now part of my retro kit of three manual focus primes.
The camera and three lenses all fit in a tiny Domke F-5XB bag and the whole kit weighs next to nothing. Ideal for resting my injured shoulder. It’s nice if I’m feeling like getting back to basics and shooting like I did as a photography student in the late 1970s.
Quite heavily edited in Snapseed including using the grunge tool before adding a blur and vignette around the edges of the frame. I finished off the edit with a simple white border.