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.

Orange water, blue ice

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Orange.

I had quite a few ideas for this challenge, from orange Lichen on a tree trunk to orange race cars. I thought an orange sunrise or sunset was to obvious until I thought of this set of photos where the ice reflecting the blue sky above and behind me contrasted with the water reflecting the orange sunset on the horizon.

This is remains of winter ice on Lake Huron in the spring at sunset. Taken from the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ice at sunset.