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Photo Challenges

Camera

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Words that contains two letter A’s prompt.

The first word I thought of was camera and it was an easy word to build a post around.

In the end I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken using various camera settings and techniques that show something that the human eye cannot normally see.

CMMC: Contains two A
Intentional camera movement of trees in snow using a slow shutter speed and panning the camera upwards.
Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails and shooting stars over Colpoy’s Bay at night using the cameras live composite setting.
Monochrome Monday: Fern Fronds
Setting a mirrorless camera to monochrome allows you to see in monochrome through the electronic viewfinder.
Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn
Setting the camera to time exposure allows a 346 second exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn
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Becky's Squares Six Word Saturday

Looking Up at Streaking Storm Clouds

Gray storm clouds streaking across Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn. Taken using the Live Composite setting on an Olympus camera.

This is my Six Word Saturday post and also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Six Word Saturday: Storm Clouds Up Over the Bay
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Lens-Artists

2020: Emotions

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. This week Patti gave us the prompt Emotions.

After some thought I decided to look back at 2020. A very strange year that saw me not make it back to the U.K., hospitalised in the spring and then there was the Covid-19 pandemic.

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Mid January and I had postponed plans to visit the U.K. due to the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic. I was going for walks around the neighborhood little realising that in a couple of months that would be all I would be allowed to do.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

By the end of May I was going a little stir crazy being stuck at home. I set up in the yard in the biggest gap in the trees and tried to photograph the clouds at sunset. When that didn’t work out I started playing around with the Live Composite setting on the Olympus camera I was using. Live Composite recorded the clouds streaking across the sky at dusk.

Silent Sunday: 26th July 2020

July saw some of the Covid-19 restrictions eased and I could visit one of my sunrise locations on Colpoy’s Bay. Things seemed to be settling down into the new normal.

Wordless Wednesday: 30th December 2020

The end of December and Ontario was putting some Covid-19 restrictions back in place and I was going for walks around the neighborhood again. Less than two weeks into 2021 and Ontario has declared a provincial emergency with a stay-at-home order in place.

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Becky's Squares

January Squares: Up #1

Up before the sun.

This is my contribution to day 1 of Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Clouds streaking across Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn in the summer. Taken using the Live Composite setting on an Olympus camera.

January Squares: Up
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Lens-Artists

Precious Minutes

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Precious Moments prompt.

As is sometimes the case with me, I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before turning 90 degrees and heading off sideways.

That was because I Googled moment to see if there was a defined range of times that fall under the word. I was surprise to discover that a moment started out as a medieval unit of time, approximately 90 seconds long.

Which got me thinking about some of the photos I have taken since the lockdown restrictions were lifted a little in the summer. Some of those photos involved exposure times minutes long which explains the title of this post.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
A long exposure to show the stars moving over Colpoy’s Bay at night.
Clouds over Colpoy's Bay at dawn
A long exposure to show storm clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
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Weekly Prompts

Snippet of Sky

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

I started thinking about the Covid-19 lockdown in the spring and how I was getting stir crazy by the end of May. I couldn’t get out to any of my sunrise and sunset locations.

So I decided to set up a tripod in the yard and try to photograph a sunset through a gap in the trees.

The sunset fizzled out but rather than pack up the camera and tripod I decided to experiment with the live composite feature of the Olympus camera I was using.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

Clouds streaking across the sky at dusk during a live composite long exposure.

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Lens-Artists

Motion Blur

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge prompt You Pick It!

I thought about some of my experiments since being restricted to what I could do due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of the experiments involved using the live composite and the live time settings of my Olympus camera to show motion blur of clouds at dawn and dusk.

As I have been experimenting with motion blur for years I decided to add a couple of earlier images to this post.

Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn

A 346 second exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at dawn in the summer. Taken using a strong neutral density filter on the lens and using the live time feature of my Olympus camera.

Water Water Everywhere #22

A wave breaking over a rock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario 18 years ago. Isolated using the long telephoto I use for birds and mammals.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: You Pick It!

A wave breaking on the Georgian Bay, Ontario shoreline at sunrise 35 years ago. The camera was set up on a tripod and the shutter tripped when a suitable looking wave was about to break on the stones.