Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

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

I hadn’t come up with an idea for this challenge when I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Sunday morning. With some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment I was hoping for some colour at sunrise. No colour ever developed so I started thinking about some monochrome conversions for the challenge.

I had taken my lightweight kit of a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. So I tried to make a set of three images, one with each lens.

A view of the bay with the wide angle lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

 

A section of the shoreline and bay with the standard lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

 

Isolating a section of clouds over the Niagara Escarpment with the telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus.

As I have mentioned in some previous posts, I have been making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. I have put together a set of three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera body.

The kit fits in a small camera bag which weighs next to nothing compared to my normal shoulder bag. It’s a lot easier on the shoulder I injured in early spring.

I’m really enjoying getting back to basics with a kit similar to the gear I used as a photography student all those years ago.

Three shots of flowers on the South Bruce Peninsula taken when testing each of the manual focus primes that make up my back to basics kit.

The first was taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The second shot is taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens wide open.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Focus.

 

The third shot was taken with the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open.

Silent Sunday: 1st September 2019

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens.

This group of Coneflowers was quite colourful but I thought that the shapes and features of the flowers would make an interesting monochrome conversion. I went with a high key edit which seems to focus attention on the centres of the Coneflowers.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd September 2019