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Lens-Artists

Autumn in the Studio

A week or two back I started a winter project photographing leaves and other items I have been picking up on my walks around the neighborhood.

I set up my table top studio and started experimenting with different lighting techniques and lenses.

This week Tina gives us the prompt You Choose for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. So after considering a few options I decided to go with a small selection of autumn in the studio photos.

Lens-Artists: Autumn in the Studio

Backlit cells and veins of an autumn Maple leaf.

Lens-Artists: Autumn in the Studio

An autumn Maple leaf with a fast portrait lens.

Lens-Artists: Autumn in the Studio

Pine cone lying on autumn leaves photographed with a fast portrait lens.

CFFC: Basically Two Colours

Partially backlit section of an autumn Oak leaf.

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Weekly Topics

Cells and Veins of an Oak Leaf

Flora and Fauna Friday: Leaf Veins and Cells

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the backlit cells and veins on a section of an autumn Oak leaf.

One of the autumn leaves I picked up on my walks around the neighborhood.

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CFFC

Basically Two Colours

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Basically Two Colours prompt.

Two recent photos, one taken on a walk around the neighborhood and one taken in the studio.

CFFC: Basically two colours
Moss covered boulders amongst leaf litter
CFFC: Basically Two Colours
Detail of an autumn Oak leaf.
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2021 Photo Challenges

Oak Leaf Detail

2021: Oak Leaf Detail

A portion of an autumn Oak leaf photographed on my table top studio.

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CFFC

All One Colour

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour prompt.

Two autumn leaves photographed on my table top studio. The start of one of my winter projects.

CFFC: All One Colour
Center of an autumn Maple leaf.
CFFC: All One Colour
An autumn Oak leaf.
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Photo Challenges

Nostalgic

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic prompt.

It took me a while to come up with a theme for the challenge. Then I thought about my ‘getting back to basics’ project and I had my theme.

A few years ago I put together a kit of manual focus prime lenses to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film in the 1970s and early 80s. It was a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Then an accident last year left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I slimmed the kit down further to three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic
A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree photographed in the early 1980s.
A Fan Of..... Old Fashioned Camera Bags
My camera bag containing a handful of manual focus prime lenses when taking the above photo. A couple of years later the bag was too small.
Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in winter nearly 40 years later. Taken with my lightweight, back to basics kit.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools
My lightweight, back to basics kit on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise when taking the above photo.
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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.

When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.