Two Fence Posts

And lots of greens.

Scrubland on the South Bruce Peninsula shortly after sunrise recently.

Yet again we’re back in the 19th century with no internet connection. As a result my time online will be limited to available Wi-Fi hotspots and using my phone.

2021: Two Fence Posts and some Greens

A Line of Fence Posts

Spotted on the way home after going down to the local bay for the sunrise recently.

2021: A Line of Fence Posts
Cosmic Photo Challenge

Some Recent Photos

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle prompt.

I decided to go with a small selection recent photos that I had edited to use in various posts and then never used.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Browns and Greens. An intentional camera movement photo of leaf litter and spring greenery.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Monochrome Fence. An old fence shortly after sunrise converted to monochrome using a blue filter to make the fence posts lighter than the surrounding vegetation. It almost looks like a black and white negative.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Dappled Sunlight on the Ivy. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood testing the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Streaking Over the Dock. A two minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. With grey skies I was shooting with the intention of doing monochrome conversions.

Six Word Saturday

First Light on an Old Fence

This is my contribution to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday challenge.

Spotted on my way home from the local bay shortly after sunrise.

Six Word Saturday: First Light on an Old Fence
Throwback Thursday

Last Light on the Pines

My Throwback Thursday blog post this week is continuing my look back at some of the snow scenes from the early years of my archives.

The last rays of the setting sun illuminating a section of a pine plantation in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Throwback Thursday:4th February 2021

Fence in the Snow at Dusk

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of a set of photos that date back 40 years to Christmas 1980.

I spent part of the Christmas holiday in a cottage near Silsden, West Yorkshire. One afternoon I set up a camera looking towards the nearest town and took a photo every 15 minutes as the sun set and darkness set in.

This is a monochrome conversion of a shot taken at dusk after the lights of the town came on.

CBWC: Fence in the Snow
Month of Squares

Monochrome Perspective on a Fence

This is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

This may look like a fence but it’s actually a row of wood piles holding back about 20 inches (50 cm) of dirt and rocks. It’s deceptive, the grass behind the fence is only a couple of inches below the top of it.

There’s a second perspective involved in the photo. When I was using black and white film regularly I the 1970s and 80s I could “see” in monochrome. Once I stopped using black and white film I lost that ability at some point. However, both my modern mirrorless cameras have an electronic viewfinder which can be set to monochrome. The monochrome viewfinder is helping me get the ability to see in monochrome back. I am once again noticing tones and light and shade before I put the viewfinder to my eye.


July Squares: Monochrome Perspective on a Fence