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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Paper Birch Bark and Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White or cream colours.

We got up to an inch or so of snow yesterday morning so I had my white. When I went for a walk I noticed the snow stuck to the trunk of a Paper Birch tree. That was my, sort of, cream.

CFFC: White and cream colours
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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Found in the Neighborhood

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Found in the Neighborhood prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a selection of photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood starting shortly after Ontario had gone into lockdown in the spring.

I then decided to select one photo from the spring, one from the summer and one from autumn.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky. Taken in the spring after a lot of the world had gone into lockdown. I noticed that the sky seemed bluer, possibly due to the lack of aircraft flying at the time.

A Fern frond with the 7artisans 55mm lens.

I spent part of the summer experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses when out for my walks around the neighborhood. This fern frond was taken using a fast portrait lens.

2020: Red Maple Leaf

A small, red Maple leaf amongst Ivy leaves taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood this autumn.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Creativity in the Time of Covid

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity in the Time of Covid prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a small selection of photos taken during my time in lockdown.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Mix Play with Everyday
Clouds streaking across the sky at dusk. I used the live composite setting on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. All my sunrise and sunset locations were closed so I set up in a gap in the trees around the yard.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle
Paper Birch trees against a blue sky on the South Bruce Peninsula. I was going for regular walks around the neighborhood. Sometimes the sky seemed deeper blue than normal. Possibly due to the lack of aircraft flying at the time.
Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020
Close up of a Pine cone. I set up a table top studio and photographed things that I had picked up on my walks around the neighborhood.
Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros
Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome. I experimented with setting my mirrorless Olympus camera to monochrome.
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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Awareness

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: Awareness challenge.

I thought of a few types of awareness, animals are generally much more aware of their surroundings and potential threats than most humans.

 

Weekly Prompts: Awareness

This Red-breasted Nuthatch is checking the sky, aware of the  possibility of predators overhead.

 

On the other hand, the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced many people to stay at home has probably made some people more aware of their surroundings. I quickly became aware of how much bluer the sky in this part of Ontario was with so few aircraft flying.

 

Weekly Prompts: Awareness

I’m aware of how bright the neighborhood Paper Birch trees look against the deep blue sky.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle.

Given that the Covid-19 restrictions mean that I am basically just following three or four routes when going for a walk I had started photographing the trees from unusual viewpoints a few weeks ago.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Wordless Wednesday: 1st April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Silent Sunday: 19th April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home.

As I had been in hospital for two days when the challenge was posted I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my walks around the neighborhood in the past few months.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

Ivy leaves and snow on a tree trunk.

 

Six Word Saturday: A Solitary Brown Leaf in Winter

A solitary autumn leaf.

 

Six Word Saturday: A Pine Cone in the Snow

A Pine cone in the snow.

 

April Squares: Tree Tops

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky.

 

Monochrome Monday: 24th February 2020

Old tracks one way, fresh tracks the other way.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

Detail of a Pine cone picked up on a walk.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 19th April 2020

Silent Sunday: 19th April 2020