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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 14th December 2020

Monochrome Monday is traveling back to a walk around the neighborhood in late November. I took this photo of raindrops on bare branches and edited it for a blog post at the time.

I never used it as the colour balance looked odd to me. Weeks later I realised that the photo was about the reflections of the sky in the raindrops and there was no need for colour in the image.

If I had taken the photo in my film years when I was shooting black and white film alongside colour I would probably have reached for the camera loaded with black and white film. It would be nice if I could get that ability to “see” in monochrome back.

Monochrome Monday: 14th December 2020
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 7th December 2020

Raindrops on a Pine tree branch on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A recent walk around the neighborhood with a fast portrait lens on the camera.

Monochrome Monday: 7th December 2020
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blue

On reading the prompt for the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour I immediately thought of blue. In part because when I read the prompt I was picking photos for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow and blue is the complimentary colour to yellow.

I suspect that another reason for thinking blue was because of the blue, yellow and red butterfly garden ornaments I walk past on some of my walks around the neighborhood and that I have been taking photos of for the past few winters.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue on blue. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind

Blue rain. Or at least raindrops on the roof of a blue car.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue aluminium. Knurled aluminium anodized blue on the body of a small torch (flashlight).

 

CFFC: Basically One Colour

Blue dawn. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky over Colpoy’s Bay.

 

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #18

Blue ripples. The blue sky reflected in the ripples on Georgian Bay, Ontario.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue in the snow. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament in the snow last autumn.

 

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CFFC

CFFC: Roofs of Any Kind

Two photos came to mind when I read the prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind.

So here’s the two roof photos taken around 40 years apart.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind

Raindrops on a car roof photographed in the late 1970s. I know the approximate date because it’s the car my father had when I was in art school.

 

One Word Sunday: Window.

A variety of roof styles on the High Street in Southampton, Ontario taken last year.

 

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Lens-Artists

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting

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

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos I had taken waiting for various birds and mammals to make an appearance in front of the lens.

The following shots were taken in our yard in 2018 when I was doing my 52 week photo project.

I noticed the way a beam of light was illuminating a patch of Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.

 

I set up in the yard to photograph birds in the rain. When the birds weren’t cooperating I photographed rain drops.

Simplicity.

 

Raindrops on a Cedar branch.

Raindrops on a Cedar tree.

 

Lying in the grass I photographed a Clover flower while waiting for a bird or mammal to appear.

Clover flower in grass

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday #54

Green spring leaves.

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Photo Challenges

Raindrops

The new A Photo a Week Challenge is Raindrops.

I had a few ideas for the challenge and decided to go with a small selection of raindrop photos.

Raindrops on a Cedar branch.

Raindrops on a Cedar tree.

Raindrops on a car roof.

Raindrops

Raindrops on a Virginia Spiderwort flower.

Raindrops on a Virginia Spiderwort flower.

Raindrops falling past a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

In the rain.