Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Grin

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Grin.

Now you may be wondering why a section of a mural featuring two grumpy looking men has to do with the grin challenge. I’ve always found the mural a bit grim, it could do with someone grinning.

The mural is on the side of the laundromat in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. I think it depicts some of the history of the town. Maybe the grumpy looking men were two of the founders of the town. But surely, if you’re going to produce a mural to highlight some of the history of the town you could have made the portraits smile or grin.

Oh, and the name of the laundromat with these grumpy images on, Sparkles Laundromat.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Grin

A recent dawn

A recent dawn and another outing for my lightweight, back to basics camera kit.

Since I last wrote about it I have made a small change to the kit. I have swapped the 7artisans 35mm lens for a Meike 25mm f/1.8 lens. I was finding the jump from 12mm to 35mm a little large and the jump from 35mm to 55mm a little small. The 25mm sits more centrally between the 12mm and 55mm.

The reason I went with a 35mm lens rather than 25mm was because I found a 35mm a nice focal length for the way I “see” when out and about shooting personal work. So I  plan on using the 35mm when out with just a lens on the camera and no camera bag.

A recent dawn over Colpoy's Bay.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The End of Summer

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The End of Summer.

I decided to go with a small selection of photos from the weekend as we’re nearly at the end of the summer.

Storm clouds over Wiarton Marina and Colpoy’s Bay on Saturday morning. It won’t be long before all the boats are being pulled out of the water.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The End of Summer.

 

Some early autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula on Saturday afternoon.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The End of Summer.

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on Sunday morning.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The End of Summer.