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One Word Sunday

Closed

One Word Sunday: Closed

An Oriental Poppy flower bud in a garden at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

An early experiment with motion blur from my archives taken in the mid 1980s. Part of a submission to greetings card and calendar publishers.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Closed prompt.

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2021

34 Minutes Before Sunrise

2021: 62 Seconds 34 Minutes Before Sunrise

Clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn this morning.

For a change this summer they weren’t storm clouds. I wasn’t expecting this much cloud as the local weather station was reporting mainly clear skies when I got up for the sunrise.

A 62 second exposure achieved by me standing behind the camera holding the shutter release down, because I’ve misplaced the remote release for the camera.

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CBWC

Summer Storms

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Weather prompt.

Having had quite a few storms this summer I decided to go with a small selection of storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn and sunrise. At least two of the photos were taken during thunderstorms.

I added some “film grain” when doing the monochrome conversion as it seemed appropriate for the subject.

CBWC: Summer Storm Clouds
Monochrome Monday: 6th September 2021
CBWC: Summer Storm Clouds
Monochrome Monday: 30th August 2021
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Lens-Artists

Looking Up/Down

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Looking Up/Down prompt.

I decided to go with a small selection of photos from the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario taken this year as I’ve been trying to avoid my archives as much as possible recently.

Lens-Artists: Looking Up/Down

Looking Up at storm clouds streaking up Colpoy’s at sunrise.

2021: Minimalism at Sunrise

Looking Down at old wooden piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

2021: Spring Leaves on the Trees

Looking Up at spring tree tops with rotational camera movement during exposure.

Monochrome Monday: 12th July 2021

Looking Down on variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

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2021

Cloud Streaming Over the Bay

2021: Dawn Clouds

A three minute live composite exposure of cloud streaming across Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn last Saturday.

My first outing with the new TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens. I kept the horizon running through the the center of the frame to keep the fisheye distortion to a minimum.

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Month of Squares

Trees #29

July Squares: Trees #29

Rotational camera movement of trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in late spring.

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge Month of Squares

Unusual Angles on Trees

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle prompt. It’s also a contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

July Squares: Trees

Streaking trees. Trees in early spring with intentional camera movement. I was intrigued by the pattern made by the patches of snow amongst the leaf litter.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Zooming trees. Created by zooming the camera lens during exposure.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Swirling tree tops. Looking up at tree tops in spring, rotating the camera during exposure.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Streaking tree trunks in snow. An intentional camera movement photo of trees in snow.