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Photo Challenges

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days

Cee’s prompt for the On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days got me thinking about the proliferation of Hi-Viz clothing.

At the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2018 I was struck by the sheer number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats. At the opening ceremony there was as many people wearing Hi-Viz as there was people in their regular clothes or uniforms. There’s 4 more people in Hi-Viz vests in the parking area behind the fence.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

Santa Claus escorted by a phalanx of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats bringing up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2019.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Something New

For 2020 the Weekly Prompts Photo and Word Challenges have been merged into one, the first being Something New.

The something new for me was a different camera late last year. As a long time Olympus user I picked up a small, mirrorless Sony to continue my experimentation and testing of various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

I’m rather enjoying the camera to the point that if it wasn’t for the bag full of very good Olympus lenses that won’t adapt I would be using it almost exclusively.

Part of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade with the Meike 25mm lens from my lightweight Olympus kit adapted to fit the Sony.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise with the Neewer 35mm lens adapted to fit the camera.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

A fisheye view of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with the Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens adapted to fit the camera.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

Some interesting background blur with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit the camera.

Wordless Wednesday: 27th November 2019

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Six Word Saturday

The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

Normally I restrict my Six Word Saturday posts to one or two six word sentences but this one is going to need an explanation.

Last Saturday evening it was the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Just up the street from me someone was doing a commentary using a public address system. When the people with the BDO banners passed the commentator I heard them say “and here’s the LBDO street walkers” at which point there was a brief pause before they added “I probably shouldn’t have phrased it like that” which was what I was thinking.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

‘Don’t move!’

‘There’s a bug on your Hi-Viz.’

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Street Photography.

The shot isn’t really street photography as it was taken at an airport. We visited the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula a few weeks ago. The thing that struck me was the number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests. At times it seemed they out numbered the public at the event. So I was watching out for photo opportunities featuring people in Hi-Viz.

This rather amused me but I don’t know if it was the reaction to the bug on the vest or me wondering if it was a colour blind bug.

Naughty bug, get off there.