Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blurred

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blurred.

A selection of blurred images covering over 30 years.

Motion blurred clouds over Colpoy’s Bay due to a sixty second exposure at dawn.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

A blurred Fuchsia flower taken using a soft focus filter and high speed film.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fuzzy.

 

Motion blurred motorcycle racing during the night in the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race.

Motion at night.

 

Motion blurred tree trunks created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

Abstract tree trunks.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos I had taken waiting for various birds and mammals to make an appearance in front of the lens.

The following shots were taken in our yard in 2018 when I was doing my 52 week photo project.

I noticed the way a beam of light was illuminating a patch of Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.

 

I set up in the yard to photograph birds in the rain. When the birds weren’t cooperating I photographed rain drops.

Simplicity.

 

Raindrops on a Cedar branch.

Raindrops on a Cedar tree.

 

Lying in the grass I photographed a Clover flower while waiting for a bird or mammal to appear.

Clover flower in grass

Friendly Friday: Secrets

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Secrets.

It’s not much of a secret but I first started blogging as The Grumpy Snapper. I still post occasionally to that blog but not very regularly these days.

I started this blog to document the 52 week photo project that I did in 2018. After a while this became my primary blog and The Grumpy Snapper was relegated to rambles about aspects of photography and the occasional rant.

The name came from my reputation for being grumpy and a derogatory term for a photographer. Some photographer’s get upset about being referred to as snappers but it’s not something that has ever bothered me.

Here’s a couple of snaps from the summer that I posted as The Grumpy Snapper but I didn’t post on this blog. Both shots were taken when I was testing the Meike 25mm lens I added to my lightweight, back to basics kit of three manual focus primes.

Some backlit Maple leaves on a local back road. Sometimes it’s just about the light.

Friendly Friday: Secrets

 

Amethyst Aster flowers on a local back road. Testing how the lens renders the out of focus background.

Friendly Friday: Secrets

 

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fuzzy.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fuzzy.

This challenge made me think of some experiments I did in the 1980s. I was using a high speed film, Scotch Chrome 1000 with various soft focus and diffusion filters.

A Fuschia flower.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fuzzy.

 

A Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fuzzy.

 

Pyrethrum flowers.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fuzzy.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of this photo taken when I was out with a camera testing my new 7artisans 55mm lens.

I have no idea what the name of this bush is but I’ve been photographing various aspects of it since last winter. The flowers are a new feature.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

 

The remains of seed pods from last year and this year’s new leaves. Photographed earlier this summer with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Old seed pods and new leaves.

 

The seed pods last winter with my 85mm manual focus prime.

Some seed heads in winter.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Magenta Rose.

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Magenta Rose.

This photo dates back to the 1980s. I was experimenting with a grainy, high speed film and soft focus filters. The film was Scotch Chrome 1000, as the name suggests it was 1000 ASA.

I added more grain to this edit of the shot before adding a film type border with Snapseed.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Magenta Rose.