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Photo Challenges

Motion

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

I quickly had a rather long “shortlist” of around a dozen images but wanted to go with four. That four changed twice before I decided enough was enough and stopped swapping photos.

One Word Sunday: Bright
Motion blurred racer entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: You Pick It!
Motion blurred wave on the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunrise.
Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked
Motion blurred trees using intentional camera movement.
Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn
Motion blurred clouds due to a 346 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
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A Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #15

Panning Up during exposure.

This is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Motion blurred trees on the South Bruce Peninsula in summer. I deliberately panned the camera Up during exposure.

January Squares: Up #15
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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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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.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Low Light at Dawn

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Low light prompt.

On reading the prompt I thought of a couple of recent mornings when I got to a sunrise location early.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Low light

A 30 second exposure of Berford Lake at dawn.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Low light

A 13 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.

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One Word Sunday

Night

I had a couple of ideas for the One Word Sunday prompt Night.

Then I remembered my fruitless visits to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay looking for Comet Neowise in the summer and one long exposure photo showing star trails in particular. Apparently the planet was passing through three different meteor showers at the time which explains the shooting stars.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
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Weekly Topics

15 seconds at dawn

Travel Tuesday is visiting Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn in the autumn.

Early November through to late February is the only time of year that the sun rises far enough to the south to rise over this part of Berford Lake.

This is a 15 second exposure of clouds moving across Berford Lake at dawn.

Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn