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Getting Back to Basics

As Summer Fades

2021: Fading Summer Flowers

Coneflowers on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in late summer.

Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood using a fast portrait lens to photograph flowers and plants.

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Lens-Artists

“It’s All About The Light”

This week Tina gives us the theme It’s All About The Light for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. It’s a phrase that I have used when commenting on photos many times.

A small selection of photos taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario over the past months or so.

Lens-Artists: Back Country Roads

The rising sun shining through mist and smoke shortly after sunrise. The smoke is from wildfires burning in western Canada.

CMMC: Coneflower in the shade

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

Lens-Artists: One Subject, Three Ways

The golden light of sunrise reflected in ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Backlit Maple leaves photographed on a recent walk around the neighborhood.

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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.

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2020

A group of Coneflowers

Continuing my project photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses.

This group of Coneflowers (also known as Echinacea) was photographed with the Kamlan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.1.

Family portrait of some Coneflowers

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens.

This group of Coneflowers was quite colourful but I thought that the shapes and features of the flowers would make an interesting monochrome conversion. I went with a high key edit which seems to focus attention on the centres of the Coneflowers.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

I went with a couple of recent shots that were already colourful and pumped the colour up even more in Snapseed.

A group of Coneflowers taken on my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens I recently added to my lightweight kit.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

 

A recent sunrise. I spotted the interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and made a detour to the shoreline. Taken with a 12 year old DSLR and the plastic kit lens it came with. I keep it in the car for situations like this.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

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CFFC

CFFC: Gardens

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gardens.

A selection of nature subjects taken in a variety of gardens over the years.

 

A Redwing eating a Holly berry photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1980s.

A Redwing in a Holly tree.

 

Orange Daylily photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a couple of years ago.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.

 

An Eastern Chipmunk photographed in a garden in Ontario, Canada a decade or so ago.

An Eastern Chipmunk posing for a photo.

 

Borage flower buds photographed in Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

 

A leucistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the late 1980s.

Leucistic Woodpecker on a suet feeder.

 

A Coneflower photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a year or two ago.

Echinacea or Coneflower.