Weekly Photo Challenge


This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday: Spiral prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt but wasn’t really happy with any of them. Then I thought about the Pine cones I had photographed earlier this year.

If you have never noticed the scales of some cones are in spirals. I don’t know if all species of cone producing trees are the same.

One Word Sunday: Spiral
Spiral scales on a Pine cone.
Weekly Photo Challenge

Everyday Objects

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111: Everyday Objects.

I had a couple of ideas for this challenge, one of which stood out. Then when I started picking photos for this post I changed my plan completely.

Some unusual perspectives on everyday objects taken in the last six months.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Comfort Food
Colourful sprinkles on a glazed donut.
One Word Sunday: Fraction
Close up of a Pine cone using a cheap (and nasty) 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour
Blue anodized aluminium of the knurled section of a small torch (flashlight).
Wordless Wednesday: 19th August 2020
A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens.
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.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Covid Discoveries

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Covid Discoveries.

With a lot of people being stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s an opportunity to discover overlooked or long forgotten things.

This post is a bit of a cheat as part of it involves me digitising my film archives which I started before the lockdown and social distancing. However, I have discovered a few things in my film archives as the social isolation has allowed me to continue digitising film originals.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

I discovered that this favourite photo of the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames from the South Bank was taken in the very early 1980s when I was one of the field testers of Ilford XP1 prior to its release.


Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

I picked up a handful of Pine cones on a walk around the neighborhood and have rediscovered table top photography.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

I discovered this slide of a gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich at sunset. Taken at least 23 years ago, it sat overlooked in my slide archives until recently and is now a favourite photo.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass

I rediscovered simple lighting and reflectors when doing tabletop photography. A partially drunk cup of coffee with a small diffused light and a gold reflector.


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.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Shop Your Home

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Shop Your Home.

Two sets of things came to mind when I read the prompt.


One the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Shop Your Home

Some colourful polyester threads I use for sewing camera bag dividers and straps.


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Shop Your Home

Some Pine cones I picked up on a walk and left on a kitchen cupboard to dry out.