This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: White challenge.
Being as it’s winter in Ontario, Canada it was almost ìnevitable that my contribution would involve snow. I did actually try to come up with an alternative to snow but didn’t think of anything I was really happy with.
All the photos were taken in the last month. One was taken an hour or so before posting.
Wind formed patterns in the snow.
An autumn Maple leaf and the shadow of a tree trunk on the snow.
Shadows of tree trunks and a fallen branch in the snow.
An autumn Maple leaf on the snow.
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.
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.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019: The Best Of / The Worst Of?
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, both of which I abandoned. In the end I decided to simply go with a few of my favourites from the year.
A few days after the spring equinox and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen. A few days after taking the photo I fell off a ladder and spent the next couple of months in hospital and then rehab.
On getting out of rehab I realised that I would have to make some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. With restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at lighter mirrorless cameras and small manual focus prime lenses. Some Dandelion clocks taken with my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on the morning of the summer solstice. I was off the crutches and walking with a cane at this point.
Red Maple leaf and Lichen on a boulder. This summed up autumn for me in 2019. Some very good colour but the wind and rain knocking the leaves off.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise eight and a bit hours after the winter solstice. It started thawing a few hours after the photo was taken and all the snow has disappeared for now.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour My World.
After abandoning the first couple of ideas for the challenge I decided that I would go with a photo from each season. I then decided to try to use only shots close to home taken on my various walks with a camera over the past year.
Autumn leaves amongst the Ivy leaves at the end of November. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.
A group of Coneflowers in the middle of August. Taken with a 12mm lens on a small mirrorless camera. I was testing it to be the wide angle lens in the lightweight kit of three manual focus primes I was putting together.
Colourful Lichen and Moss on a limestone boulder in early June. Taken with a small mirrorless camera and plastic kit lens it came with. I had only been discharged from the rehab unit for about a week and was still on crutches at that point.
A Maple leaf on snow in February. Taken before my accident with a DSLR and zoom lens.