A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.
In no particular order.
Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.
Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.
A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.
Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: The Teapot.
I should first admit that despite being a Brit I am a coffee drinker. On the rare occasion when I do have a cup of tea it’s invariably a teabag in a mug.
However, my partner has a small collection of ornamental teapots so I picked two to photograph for the challenge. Now I’m sure a lot of people will be familiar with an ornamental teapot in the shape of a house or cottage. The second teapot I picked was a little more unusual. It’s in the shape of a cupboard or sideboard with an old fashioned phonograph (gramophone) on top. I picked the placemat to photograph them on as the colours in the teapots were echoed in the placemat.
Having colour matched the various items the photo had some heavy editing in Snapseed to make it look old before adding a film type border.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Future.
This challenge got me thinking about the changes I have made to the camera equipment I use recently. Having had a accident early in the spring that left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at smaller and lighter equipment when I got out of rehab.
For a lot of my personal work over the past six months I have been using a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes. I recently added a different mirrorless camera, also small and light. All my manual focus prime lenses will adapt to either camera.
My photo equipment future is smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras and manual focus prime lenses.
A giant yellow butterfly garden ornament. The background was almost monochromatic so a selective colour treatment was an obvious editing choice. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a Sony a6000 camera.
A late summer sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Samyang 12mm lens.
Ivy leaves and Lichen on a tree trunk. Taken with a Sony a6000 and 7artisans 55mm lens.
Some autumn Maple leaves. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and 7artisans 55mm lens.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Not the Norm!
I spotted this One-eyed Tree Creature on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at the weekend. After researching the species online I didn’t come up with much information other than that the scientific name for the species is Unumoculus arborcreutair.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fashion.
It hadn’t really registered with me until last weekend but there seems to be a new fashion in this part of Ontario, decorating the sides of sheds.
I spotted this shed when out for a walk with the camera on Saturday morning and went back yesterday morning when the light was better. The sun seems to be wondering why it’s sitting in a flotation ring.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.
Having photographed some Black-eyed Susan’s a short time before the challenge was posted I decided that yellow flowers would be to obvious.
As yellow is associated with warmth I thought a winter photo would be interesting. I briefly considered a winter sunrise or sunset before deciding that was also to obvious.
Then I remembered the giant butterfly garden ornaments I photographed on some of my walks last winter. I was surprised that this giant Yellow Butterfly sitting in a patch of sunlight hadn’t headed south for the winter.