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Off Centre

The new A Photo a Week Challenge prompt is Off-Center.

A small selection of off centre photos from the last six months or so.

One Word Sunday: Seasonal
2020: Sunrise with a fisheye lens
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space
Lens-Artists: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
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A New Lens

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New prompt.

This is my latest unusual lens. A tiny 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera. I purchased it to replace one that the focusing mechanism keeps jamming on.

Photographed using a cheap 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera. I used my new LED studio lights with a red filter on one of the lights.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New
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Motion

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.
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Abandoned

This is my contribution to Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

A local eyesore, the abandoned grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

The ruins of Beeston Castle, Cheshire. Abandoned during the English Civil War after being partially demolished to prevent its further use.

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Cracked Ice Along the Shoreline

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

My first thought was cracked ice, probably because of the recent weather in this part of Ontario.

Cracked ice along the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise a couple of winters ago.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Cracked
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Joy?

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

I was photographing ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise when this Common Loon swam into the section with the most interesting ripples. I wasn’t overjoyed until the bird surfaced and did a nice wing stretch after a dive.

I don’t know if the stretch was to help the bird swallow a fish it had caught while underwater or if it’s simply straightening ruffled feathers but it certainly looks joyful.

A Photo a Week: Joy
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Nostalgic

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

It took me a while to come up with a theme for the challenge. Then I thought about my ‘getting back to basics’ project and I had my theme.

A few years ago I put together a kit of manual focus prime lenses to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film in the 1970s and early 80s. It was a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Then an accident last year left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I slimmed the kit down further to three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic
A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree photographed in the early 1980s.
A Fan Of..... Old Fashioned Camera Bags
My camera bag containing a handful of manual focus prime lenses when taking the above photo. A couple of years later the bag was too small.
Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in winter nearly 40 years later. Taken with my lightweight, back to basics kit.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools
My lightweight, back to basics kit on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise when taking the above photo.