The current Weekly Prompt photo challenge is Green.
Some winters in Ontario we don’t see very much green. This winter we’ve had a few mild spells and thaws so we’ve seen more green than is typical.
I went for a walk with the camera after a thaw during the first week of 2019. One of the shots I took was of a tree trunk with Ivy and Lichen growing on it. At the time I was struck by various colours in the Ivy leaves and different groups of Lichens.
Week 43 saw me in a retro mood. I packed my smallest camera bag with a decade old digital camera and four manual focus prime lenses with an age range of 35 years.
Most of the week was grey skies with rain or wet snow a lot of the time so my plan was to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome adding to the retro mood. On Sunday afternoon I went for a walk and ended up leaving the shots in colour.
I often pass this patch of Ivy on my walks but don’t remember it covering as much ground as it does now. I also don’t remember seeing drifts of fallen leaves amongst the Ivy before.
An evening walk early in week 25. The low sun was shining through the trees producing some nice dappled sunlight. I noticed a patch of sunlight on a tree trunk with Ivy and Lichen growing on it.
Strangely it was the same tree trunk I photographed in week 2. What seems odd is that the Ivy leaves were green in early January but now in mid June some of them are brown.
Another green photo from a walk during week 22.
This Ivy is growing over some boulders on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. I’ve photographed this Ivy at different times of the year a few times but this is the first time I remember the colour contrast of the new and old leaves.
I went for an early morning walk rather than heading off to one of my sunrise locations this weekend. I liked the way the low sun was illuminating patches of the Ivy leaves on the tree trunks.
The Ivy growing up the tree trunk caught my attention on a winter walk. I did a selective colour treatment on the Ivy and tree trunk while turning the background to monochrome.
Week 2 of my 52 week photo project for 2018.
Actually it was the Ivy leaves that first caught my attention followed by the Lichen and solitary clump of snow.