I thought of this photo as soon as I read the prompt for One Word Sunday: Change.
Taken in early November almost two weeks before the winter solstice we had already had snow for over a week. I thought the photo was an example of the change of season with autumn leaves and winter snow.
Then I realised that there was a second change involved. It’s the tenth photo taken with my Sony a6000, the first Sony I have used. The lens used was my Olympus 35mm from the 1980s.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold Things.
Some recent cold things.
Snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline in January 2020.
Snow on conifer branches in December 2019.
Ivy on boulders in the snow in November 2019.
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 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.
An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise with the Neewer 35mm lens adapted to fit the camera.
A fisheye view of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with the Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens adapted to fit the camera.
Some interesting background blur with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit the camera.
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.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019.
I considered a few themes for the challenge but in the end decided to just go with a selection of my favourites for the year.
A January thaw saw this Ivy appear as the snow melted.
Late March and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen.
Early June and a male Purple Finch in the yard.
Mid July and an Orange Day-Lily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
Early September saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline 45 minutes before sunrise so I could do some long exposures. This is a 60 second exposure to allow the clouds to move across the sky.
The end of October saw the autumn colour mostly coming to the end while a few trees held on to their leaves.
Mid November saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise where breaking waves had splashed over a bush to form this ice sculpture.
In December Santa Claus brings up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.