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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Late Summer Maple Leaves

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects prompt.

I had photographed various Maple leaves on a couple of recent walks around the neighborhood. It occurred to me that there wasn’t many things more ordinary and everyday in this part of Ontario, especially at this time of year. After all, there’s a red Maple leaf on the Canadian flag.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A fallen Maple leaf on a limestone boulder.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A Maple leaf changing colour in late summer.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A fallen Maple leaf on Ivy leaves.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A fallen Maple leaf on a fern frond.
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2021

Green on Brown

2021: Green on Brown

A green fern frond above brown leaf litter. I rather like the light filtering through the overhead trees.

Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood testing the TTArtisan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.2.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Inversions

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

I was down at the local bay photographing ripples at sunrise when Dale posted the prompt so I wondered how one of those photos would look colour and tone inverted in Photoshop.

I then decided to try inverting a few more recent photos.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inversions

Colour and tone inverted ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inversions

Colour and tone inverted variegated Hosta leaves.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inversions

A colour and tone inverted site marker on a campground.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inversions

A colour and tone inverted fern frond.

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 20th June 2021

Silent Sunday: 20th June 2021
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Lens-Artists

Soft

This week Ann-Christine gives us the prompt Soft for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

My first thought was of some of the photos I had taken last year when I was experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. Mostly fast portrait lenses but also some CCTV lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

2020: Greens and Browns
Fern amongst autumn leaves with a CCTV lens.
Family portrait of some Coneflowers
A group of Coneflowers photographed with a fast portrait lens.
Six Word Saturday: First Light on Grass Seed Heads
First light on some grass seed heads with a fast portrait lens.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Fern frond detail with a fast portrait lens.
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Photo Challenges

Camera

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Words that contains two letter A’s prompt.

The first word I thought of was camera and it was an easy word to build a post around.

In the end I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken using various camera settings and techniques that show something that the human eye cannot normally see.

CMMC: Contains two A
Intentional camera movement of trees in snow using a slow shutter speed and panning the camera upwards.
Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails and shooting stars over Colpoy’s Bay at night using the cameras live composite setting.
Monochrome Monday: Fern Fronds
Setting a mirrorless camera to monochrome allows you to see in monochrome through the electronic viewfinder.
Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn
Setting the camera to time exposure allows a 346 second exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn
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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Greenery

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Greenery.

When the challenge was posted on Saturday morning we had had 33 hours of snow and it was still snowing. Various roads in the area are closed as I work on this post.

So I decided to look back at last summer and autumn to see if there was any greenery images I had edited for a blog post and then never used. These are all from my walks around the neighborhood with a camera.

Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Late summer and detail of a fern frond with a fast portrait lens.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
An orange Maple leaf on the last day of summer.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Ivy growing up a tree trunk in autumn.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Tip of a Pine tree branch in autumn.