Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 15th March 2021

Monochrome Monday this week is continuing my experiments with intentional camera movement.

For the past couple of weeks I have been experimenting with intentional camera movement when out for my walks around the neighborhood.

I have been testing a variety of lenses adapted to a couple of mirrorless cameras. In this case I was using my single coated Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the mid 1970s in conjunction with a polarizing filter from the early 1980s. I was using the polarizing filter as a weak ND filter as I didn’t want to dig my filter kit out of the car.

However, the mix of ancient equipment gave all the photos from the walk a strange colour balance. So I did a monochrome conversion to some of the images.

Monochrome Monday: 15th March 2021
Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 14th March 2021

Silent Sunday: 14th March 2021
Six Word Saturday

Another Experiment with Intentional Camera Movement

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: 13th March 2021
Photo Challenges


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

I quickly had a rather long “shortlist” of around a dozen images but wanted to go with four. That four changed twice before I decided enough was enough and stopped swapping photos.

One Word Sunday: Bright
Motion blurred racer entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: You Pick It!
Motion blurred wave on the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunrise.
Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked
Motion blurred trees using intentional camera movement.
Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn
Motion blurred clouds due to a 346 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.

Tree Stripes

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.

As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.

I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.

Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #15

Panning Up during exposure.

This is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Motion blurred trees on the South Bruce Peninsula in summer. I deliberately panned the camera Up during exposure.

January Squares: Up #15
Month of Squares

One Of A Kind #3

When you’re photographing endurance racing at night with a telephoto lens and experimenting with motion blur every shot is one of a kind.

A competitor entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: One Of A Kind #3