A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.
In no particular order.
Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.
Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.
A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.
Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.
A small selection of monochrome shots from 2019.
A seed head in the snow in January.
A Bracken frond, testing a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in June.
Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in July.
Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in August.
Ivy leaves on a tree trunk in November.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish.
After a couple of false starts to the challenge I thought about my testing of various lenses adapted to fit a small mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this summer.
With the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras it has become stylish to adapt a wide variety of lenses to these cameras.
Although I was testing the adapted lenses partly because I was putting together a compact, lightweight camera kit after an accident left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm.
An Orange Day-Lily taken with a 25mm CCTV lens.
Hosta leaves with the 7artisans 35mm f1.2 lens.
Dandelion clocks taken with a 50mm OM Zuiko lens from 1976.
A Bracken frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens.
Two varieties of Hosta leaves in monochrome.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down.
I briefly considered going with photos of Woodpeckers and Nuthatches feeding upside down but thought that was rather obvious. Plus they’re doing what comes naturally, there is no upside down to them.
Then I thought about some of the photos where there’s a reflection on water that makes you wonder if the photo is the right way up. At which point I started rotating some photos 180 degrees.
These Black Eyed Susan’s look a little odd.
This coloured section of sidewalk looks slightly strange. It makes me think it’s a ceiling.
This Colpoy’s Bay sunrise looks less odd.
Finally, these variegated Hosta leaves look slightly odd.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Filling the Frame.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of filling the frame with just one thing.
Filling the frame with water at sunrise.
Filling the frame with snow.
Filling the frame with leaves.
Filling the frame with trees.