Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Crystal

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Crystal.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge until heading down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Sunday morning. I found a bush on the shoreline with some interesting ice formations on it.

I spent more time photographing the ice formations than I did the sunrise. The ice formations are created by waves splashing on the bush and freezing.

Here I started isolating interesting sections with a telephoto lens.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Crystal

Fire

This is a common sight in this part of Ontario in the summer and autumn, a fire in a fire pit. In this case the pit is an old wheel rim in a back yard.

People sit around their fire pits in the evening. The theory being that the smoke helps keep the mosquitoes away. Although they always manage to find me regardless of the smoke.

Posted as my contribution to One Word Sunday: Fire.

One Word Sunday: Fire

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of this photo taken when I was out with a camera testing my new 7artisans 55mm lens.

I have no idea what the name of this bush is but I’ve been photographing various aspects of it since last winter. The flowers are a new feature.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

 

The remains of seed pods from last year and this year’s new leaves. Photographed earlier this summer with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Old seed pods and new leaves.

 

The seed pods last winter with my 85mm manual focus prime.

Some seed heads in winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles was rather well timed.

After my accident in the spring I still have restricted movement in the right shoulder and my right arm is still weak. As a result I have put together a small kit of three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a very small camera bag.

The kit is a fraction of the weight of my regular bag of zoom lenses so it’s a lot more portable while the shoulder and arm continue recovery. Last Sunday morning I took it down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise and then for a walk around town.

Using the wide angle lens for the widest view of the bay.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

 

Using the standard lens for a more normal angle of view and a magnification similar to the human eye.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

 

Using the telephoto with its narrow angle of view lens to isolate small sections of the sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome.

Monochrome; noun, a picture executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Sunday morning. I had taken my recently assembled lightweight camera kit.

It comprises of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a small camera bag, a Domke F-5XB. By far the smallest bag I’ve ever used or owned.

I put the telephoto lens on the camera and started isolating sections of the sky and water that were predominantly one colour.

Cosmic Photo Challenge:Monochrome.