Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Found in the Neighborhood

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Found in the Neighborhood prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a selection of photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood starting shortly after Ontario had gone into lockdown in the spring.

I then decided to select one photo from the spring, one from the summer and one from autumn.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky. Taken in the spring after a lot of the world had gone into lockdown. I noticed that the sky seemed bluer, possibly due to the lack of aircraft flying at the time.

A Fern frond with the 7artisans 55mm lens.

I spent part of the summer experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses when out for my walks around the neighborhood. This fern frond was taken using a fast portrait lens.

2020: Red Maple Leaf

A small, red Maple leaf amongst Ivy leaves taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood this autumn.


Fading Fern Frond

A quick post featuring a photo taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood. We still don’t have an internet connection so I’m using the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

A fading fern frond in dappled sunlight on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A sign that summer is over.

2020: Fading Fern Frond
Monochrome Monday

Fern Fronds

Monochrome Monday travels back to a walk around the neighborhood yesterday morning.

I was switching between colour and monochrome during the walk depending on the subject matter.

Monochrome Monday: Fern Fronds
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Under the Sun

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Under the Sun prompt.

I decided to go with a small selection of photos from this spring and summer when I was testing various lenses in a variety of types of sunlight.


Wordless Wednesday: 24th June 2020

Backlit Maple leaves. Taken with the 7artisans 55mm lens wide open at f/1.4.


Silent Sunday: 14th June 2020

A Fern frond in dappled sunlight. Taken with the Kamlan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.1.


Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020

Dandelions in the shade with sunlight on the background. Taken with the 7artisans 35mm lens wide open at f/1.2.



Portrait of a Fern

This summer I have been continuing my experiments with using unusual lenses for various subjects.

One set of photos is using fast portrait lenses to photograph flowers and plants. In this example I used the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open to photograph a Fern frond on a walk around the neighborhood.


A Fern frond with the 7artisans 55mm lens.



CFFC: Red and Green

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 – Pick a Topic from this Photo.

I went with the colours red and green from the list of prompts provided by Cee and then decided to go with photos taken within the past year.


CFFC: Red and Green

Red anodized knurling on a small aluminium flashlight.


Cosmic Photo Challenge:Monochrome.

A red section of a sunrise isolated with a telephoto lens.


Silent Sunday: 22nd September 2019

Red and green leaves in early autumn.


Bracken with adapted CCTV lens.

A green fern frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.


Silent Sunday: 4th August 2019

Overlapping green Hosta leaves.



2019 in Monochrome

A small selection of monochrome shots from 2019.

A seed head in the snow in January.

Minimalist plant remains.


A Bracken frond, testing a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in June.

Monochrome Monday: 30th September 2019


Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in July.

Hosta leaves in monochrome.


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

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Take New Photos.


Ivy leaves on a tree trunk in November.

2019 in Monochrome