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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything where the prompt is left open.

I have resumed testing various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras, partly because it gave me some variation in my walks around the neighborhood during the Covid-19 shutdown in Ontario.

One of those lenses was my single coated, silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 lens from 1976.

 

Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

One of my earliest photos with the lens when it was attached to my Olympus OM1 in the mid 1970s.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

40+ years later the lens is attached to a Sony mirrorless camera on one of my walks around the neighborhood.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Forget-me-nots, green Moss and orange Lichen

Forget-me-nots and some boulders.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Forget-me-nots, green Moss and orange Lichen

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return

I had a couple of ideas for the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return.

I was thinking of some of the locations I have returned to multiple times. There was quite a list between England and Canada. However, that seemed a little obvious and I have written about some of them previously.

Then I thought about last summer when I was testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. There was a couple of local details that I returned to. One of them, some Ivy growing up a tree trunk, I have been photographing with various cameras and lenses for over two years.

 

Ivy leaves and Lichen.

A patch of evening sunlight illuminates a section of the Ivy. A photo from the summer of 2018 and part of the 52 week photo project I did that year.

 

Tree trunk detail.

A photo from last summer taken shortly after getting out of rehab after an accident. I was testing a small, light Olympus mirrorless camera with the kit lens due to the condition of my right shoulder and arm.

 

Weekly Prompts: Sepia Ivy Leaves.

A sepia toned monochrome conversion from last summer. I was testing a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a small Olympus mirrorless camera.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

A photo from last winter. I was testing my Rokinon 85mm lens on a Sony mirrorless camera.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

A photo from a couple of weeks ago. I used my 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens on a small Olympus mirrorless camera.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown.

The first thing that came to mind was a small selection of photos from my various walks around the neighborhood during the lockdown in Ontario.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March and the sky is already noticeably bluer with so little air traffic.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Some colourful moss and lichen growing on a limestone boulder.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

Ivy growing up a tree trunk.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

A sign of spring, new leaves starting to unfurl two days ago.

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Walkabout

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Walkabout.

A few photos from some of my walks around the neighborhood over the past few weeks.

 

Weekly Prompts: Walkabout

Some interesting tree bark with Cedar trees and blue sky providing blocks of colour in the background.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky with some nice wispy clouds.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Colourful green moss and orange Lichen growing on a boulder.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 6th May 2020

A giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

 

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Monthly Squares

Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

An update, I am no longer in isolation after the Covid-19 test came back negative. Otherwise there’s been no change, my heart rate has dropped a little but is still high and I still can’t do much before I’m short of breath.

To the photo, I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise but there wasn’t much of one. I started looking at some of the autumn colour and some of the textures and colours of the lichens growing on the boulders on that section of the shoreline.

While looking for interesting groups of lichens I found this nicely coloured Maple leaf on top of a boulder.

April Squares: Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder