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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

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

As I have mentioned in some previous posts, I have been making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. I have put together a set of three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera body.

The kit fits in a small camera bag which weighs next to nothing compared to my normal shoulder bag. It’s a lot easier on the shoulder I injured in early spring.

I’m really enjoying getting back to basics with a kit similar to the gear I used as a photography student all those years ago.

Three shots of flowers on the South Bruce Peninsula taken when testing each of the manual focus primes that make up my back to basics kit.

The first was taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The second shot is taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The third shot was taken with the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open.

Silent Sunday: 1st September 2019

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

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

I had a few ideas for the challenge after photographing some early fall colour at the weekend. In the end I decided to go with a selection of photos of fall colour covering several decades and various locations.

Fall colour on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the early 1990s.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Fall colour in early snow, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Birch trees in early snow.

 

Fall colour behind a slough, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Autumn colour and reflection.

 

Fall colour on the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada a few years ago.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Fall colour in the mist, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Autumn colour in mist.

 

A section of fallen tree trunk surrounded by fall colour on the South Bruce Peninsula last year.

Worn and Weathered autumn detail.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock.

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Lock.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Overhead.

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

My first thought was looking up at trees followed by birds flying overhead.

Then I thought about some of the sunrises and sunsets where I used a wide angle lens to show of much of the sky as possible.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Overhead.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Overhead.