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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

 

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Monthly Squares

April Squares: Tree Tops

This is my contribution to day 13 of Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Once again we have no internet connection and I’m using the phone as a temporary WiFi hotspot.

Taken on a walk around the neighborhood a few weeks ago I liked the way the Paper Birch trees stood out against the blue sky.

April Squares: Tree Tops

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 6th April 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to one of my walks around the neighborhood. On this walk I fitted an ultra wide angle lens to the camera and was using it for some photos of the bare trees.

For this shot I focused on some interesting bark on the trunk of a tree while having a couple of out of focus Paper Birch trees against a cloudless sky in the background.

Monochrome Monday: 6th April 2020

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.

With blue sky and some wispy clouds I thought some of the trees, especially the Paper Birch, could make interesting monochrome conversions if I increased the contrast using a coloured filter during the conversion.

 

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

I used a yellow filter to darken the sky for this conversion.