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Monthly Squares

January Squares: Up #23

Looking Up at some autumn leaves.

This is my day 23 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking Up at some backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in autumn.

January Squares: Up #14
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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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Weekly Prompts

2020: Mornings

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

I decided to look back at some of the mornings I was out with a camera in 2020.

Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020

Down to the local bay at dawn before Ontario went into lockdown. Snow and ice on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer

Backlit Maple leaves on an early morning walk around the neighborhood during lockdown.

Monochrome Monday: 12th October 2020

With some of the lockdown restrictions lifted I could go down to some sections of the local bay for the sunrise again. Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Art from nature

Ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

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Monthly Squares

January Squares: Up #18

Up on a boulder.

This is my day 18 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

An autumn Maple leaf up on a boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

April Squares: Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder
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Lens-Artists

2020: It’s A Small World

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: It’s A Small World prompt.

I’m using the prompt to look back at some of my close up photos from my walks around the neighborhood in 2020.

Wordless Wednesday: 4th March 2020

A Maple leaf on the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last winter.

One Word Sunday: Fraction

Close up of a Pine cone taken with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera. Picked up on a walk around the neighborhood.

Silent Sunday: 9th August 2020

Red Daylilies photographed with a portrait lens wide open. Taken on an early morning walk in the summer.

Friendly Friday: Red and Green

A red Maple leaf amongst green Ivy leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A sign of autumn on one of my walks.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

2020: In Monochrome

This week the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is Shades of Grey.

As is sometimes the case, I started considering the prompt and went off on a tangent. I decided that my contribution to the prompt would be a look back at a small selection of monochrome images from 2020.

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

Paper Birch trees again the sky. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood during lockdown a day or two into spring.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Backlit Maple leaves in early summer. Taken on another walk around the neighborhood.

Monochrome Monday: 12th October 2020

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in autumn. There was a few mornings last autumn when the cloud cover made me shoot monochrome images.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

A close up of some variegated Hosta leaves in summer. One of my favourites from 2020 and taken only a few yards from the back door on the side of the path between the deck and the car.

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Photo Challenges

2020: Natural Detail

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge Review 2020.

I decided to go with the theme of details of the natural world. A small selection of photos from 2020.

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

The green moss and orange lichen on a limestone boulder caught my eye on a walk in the spring.

CBWC: Hosta Leaves Detail

Early summer saw me experimenting with the monochrome options on a mirrorless camera. Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Summer also saw me experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens wide open.

A sign of autumn.

Late summer saw the leaves starting to change colour. This solitary orange Maple leaf caught my eye when I was walking past it.