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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Autumn

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Autumn.

For the month of July the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge has the theme of seasons. I decided to go with the same theme for each season, one bird photo, one scenic photo and one flora and fauna photo.

And just to complicate things further, one photo from my time in Ontario, Canada, one photo from my time in Saskatchewan, Canada and one photo from my tims in the U.K.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

Snow Geese on autumn migration taking off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams at Loch Arkaig, Scotland. I was in Scotland to photograph autumn colour and autumn scenery. After three days of rain the clouds started breaking shortly before sunset.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Open Topic

Autumn Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes challenge.

Three photos of threes.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Summer Scenes

Three American White Pelicans on a section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams at Loch Arkaig, Scotland. Something of a rarity for me, a scenic photo sort of following the rule of thirds.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings

Three birds silhouetted against the rising sun on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

 

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Friendly Friday: Nostalgia

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Nostalgia.

I’m going to take a sideways look at this challenge with a post partly about nostalgia and partly about camera equipment.

It’s now 40 years since I left art school after studying photography. In those 40 years there has been huge advances in equipment and techniques.

Sometimes I will look back at shots in my film archives and consider how much easier some of the shots would be to get today. Or I will be aware of how much better the quality of the images would be compared to the film stocks available when the shots were taken.

So this post is about looking back at some favourite photos and considering how some of my photos could be improved with modern equipment or techniques.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number

 

In the late 1970s and early 1980s I was photographing a variety of motorsports. In those days 200 ISO was the highest colour film speed a lot of editors would accept. One of my current mirrorless cameras has a base of 200 ISO. Also, lenses are faster with better anti-reflection coatings.

 

 

Weekly Prompts: Story

 

Nowadays I would build a LED panel into the top of the nestbox for more even, diffused light.

 

One Word Sunday: Drama

Nowadays there are techniques for dealing with high contrast lighting like this. I can take multiple exposures and combine them to keep detail in the highlights and open up the shadows.

 

 

 

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Drama

On reading the prompt Drama for One Word Sunday I thought of some of the dramatic skies I have photographed.

With storm clouds and colourful clouds at sunset I had quite a few to pick from so I went with some storm clouds close to sunset.

 

One Word Sunday: Drama

Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Water.

Having been living and photographing around water for decades I decided to go with a small selection of my favourites.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Water Water Everywhere #28: A Wave at Dawn

A wave and ripples on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada at dawn.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Landscape

I had a few ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Landscape prompt.

In the end I decided to keep it simple and go with a small, varied selection of photos.

A rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the autumn.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

 

Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

Autumn colour on the side of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Steep

 

Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Trees

 

Storm clouds over Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

A touch of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Touch of Autumn

 

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January Squares: Beam of Sunlight

For day 11 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with sunlight.

A beam of sunlight breaking through storm clouds and illuminating a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

January Squares: Beam of Sunlight