A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

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

Some signs of autumn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Some early autumn colour.

Maple leaves on the first full day of autumn.

 

Evening light on early autumn colour.

Autumn colour in golden light.

 

Red Maple leaf on green moss.

A red Maple leaf on moss.

 

Autumn rainbow over an old barn after a thunderstorm.

Old barn and a rainbow.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stone

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stone.

Currently living on the Bruce Peninsula, a limestone promontory separating Lake Huron from Georgian Bay there’s rather a lot of stone around here. The eastern side of the peninsula is formed by the Niagara Escarpment. The same escarpment that the Niagara River flows over at Niagara Falls.

Autumn colour on a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Some of the limestone face of the escarpment is visible through the trees with fallen boulders along the shoreline.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Limestone boulders piled in a ditch on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula.

A face in the rock.

 

Inglis FallsĀ  where the Sydenham River flows over the escarpment.

Falling Water.

 

Waves on rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline.

Rocks and waves.

 

Green moss and orange Lichen growing on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula.

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

 

A wave breaking on stones at the base of the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Wave on stones.

An afternoon walk, 25th June.

Another afternoon walk after physiotherapy in the morning and another opportunity to test an old film camera lens adapted to fit a mirrorless digital camera.

This time it was a Vivitar 35mm f/1.9 lens I purchased used in the 1970s. The lens has had a hard life, in the late 1980s it spend several springs attached to the back of various nestboxes while I documented the nesting cycles of various bird species. As a result it feels as if it could fall apart each time I use it.

A Bracken frond with the lens wide open at f/1.9. The out of focus dirt and rocks under the frond have an interesting rendering with the wide open lens.

Bracken frond with an adapted lens from the 1970s.

Orange Lichen and green moss on a boulder with the lens wide open again I think. I tried to keep the aperture wide open as much as possible on the walk but as it’s an adapted lens there’s no communication with the camera so no lens settings are recorded.

Green moss and orange Lichen.

Friendly Friday: Twins

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Twins.

I started thinking about some of the pairs and doubles I have photographed over the years. After a while I started writing them down as the list was getting quite long and I didn’t want to overlook any when making my selection for the challenge.

Two Maple leaves.

A pair of Maple leaves.

Two Great Crested Grebes.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes.

Two Oxeye Daisies.

A pair of Oxeye Daisies.

Two Sandhill Cranes.

Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

Two Fly Agaric fungi.

Amanita muscaria.

Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars.

Big and small.

Two pieces of grass sticking out of the snow.

Simplicity.