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Square Months

Past Squares #1

July Squares: Trees

Trees #11

Trees in snow. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s. Photographed in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Sometimes cropped to a panoramic format in the past I was a little surprised it worked as a square. Possibly my first photo to be printed and hung on people’s walls.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Tree Squares Month and is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Lens-Artists

Black and White

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Black and White prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Easter 1980.

Monochrome Monday: 22nd March 2021

Intentional camera movement of trees in snow on the South Bruce Peninsula last winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Houses of Parliament in London, England from the South Bank of the River Thames. In the very early 1980s I was one of the field testers for a new type of black and white film, Ilford XP1.

Monochrome Monday: 28th December 2020

The Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise last autumn.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in April 1982.

Lens-Artists: My Photographic Journey

Trees on snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s.

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Square Months

Trees #11

July Squares: Trees

Trees in snow on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s.

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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CBWC

Trees in the Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold Things prompt.

I decided it was going to be an image from my archives. In fact I’m going almost as far back as I can go in my archives.

The original version of this image was taken in the mid 1970s on a Zenit E camera. Those negatives got damaged (or lost, I have forgotten what actually happened to them). So when I got an Olympus OM1 in 1976 I reshot the scene at the first opportunity.

Trees in snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise/CBWC
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CFFC

Hoarfrost on Hart’s-tongue Fern

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves.

This is a hoarfrost covered Hart’s-tongue Fern. A monochrome original I gave it a blue tint to give it a colder mood.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves

 

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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark.

The prompt got me thinking about some of the nighttime photos from my film archives that I started digitising last winter.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at night during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1999.

 

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

The Wybunbury, Cheshire churchyard at night. Taken in the late 1970s for an art school project although I have long forgotten what the brief was.

 

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Photo Challenges

Friendly Friday: Surprise

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

Something different from me for a surprise, a post about being surprised by some of the photos I have discovered while digitising my film archives.

When I was digitising some of my black and white negatives I discovered a photo of a camera bag in snow taken in the early 1980s. Shortly after that I was backing up photos on an old tablet and discovered another photo of a camera bag in snow. At that point I realised I had quite a few photos of various camera bags in snow taken over the decades.

I don’t know why I took them unless it was simply a record of the conditions. So a thought a selection of the photos would be a surprising contribution to the challenge.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

My Tenba P595 in the snow in Hatherton, Cheshire in the early 1980s. Tenba bags were newly imported into the U.K. back then.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Tenba P895 in the snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. By the time the photo was taken this bag was around 30 years old.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Domke F-6 sitting in the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula. A smaller bag I got for my DSLR and kit of manual focus prime lenses. Known as Domkenstein due to a third-party padded insert and shoulder pad with padded dividers from a Tenba bag.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Domke F-2 sitting in the snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. My bag for a DSLR and fast zoom lenses.