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Weekly Photo Challenge

Maple Leaves early in the Morning

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Maple Leaves early in the Morning

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 1st July 2020

 

Wordless Wednesday: 1st July 2020

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

This week Ann-Christine gave us the prompt Surprise for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

I had no ideas for the challenge before going for a walk with the camera early on Sunday morning.

In the 1970s and 80s I could “see” in monochrome. There was times when I was shooting more black and white film than colour. By the late 1980s I had stopped shooting black and white film and some time later I realised that I had lost the ability to see a monochrome image.

However, as both of my modern mirrorless cameras have an electronic viewfinder they can be set to monochrome. As a result the image you’re seeing in the viewfinder is in monochrome.

So on my Sunday morning walk I set the camera to monochrome. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how useful it was to see the monochrome version of the subject in the viewfinder. After a while I was seeing in tones and light and shade before I put the viewfinder to my eye.

If it wasn’t such a silly idea I would pick up a second camera body and have one set to colour and one set to monochrome the way I carried two film cameras for a while.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Trees in the snow at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire. An early monochrome photo taken with my Olympus OM1 in the mid 1970s.

 

Monochrome Monday: 9th March 2020

In the early 1980s I was one of the field testers for Ilford XP1 prior to its release. The Houses of Parliament from the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Backlit Maple leaves photographed on my Sunday morning walk with the camera set to monochrome.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Fungi, dead wood and new growth on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Another photo from my early morning walk on Sunday.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 28th June 2020

 

Silent Sunday: 28th June 2020

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 21st June 2020

Silent Sunday: 21st June 2020

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Light and Shade on a Fern

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Light and Shade on a Fern

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 14th June 2020

Silent Sunday: 14th June 2020