Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.
With blue sky and some wispy clouds I thought some of the trees, especially the Paper Birch, could make interesting monochrome conversions if I increased the contrast using a coloured filter during the conversion.
I used a yellow filter to darken the sky for this conversion.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Basically One Colour or Hue.
I thought about some of my visits to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. That got me thinking about the blue hour and golden hour.
A sixty second exposure during the blue hour.
A section of a sunrise isolated with a telephoto lens during the golden hour.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour My World.
After abandoning the first couple of ideas for the challenge I decided that I would go with a photo from each season. I then decided to try to use only shots close to home taken on my various walks with a camera over the past year.
Autumn leaves amongst the Ivy leaves at the end of November. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.
A group of Coneflowers in the middle of August. Taken with a 12mm lens on a small mirrorless camera. I was testing it to be the wide angle lens in the lightweight kit of three manual focus primes I was putting together.
Colourful Lichen and Moss on a limestone boulder in early June. Taken with a small mirrorless camera and plastic kit lens it came with. I had only been discharged from the rehab unit for about a week and was still on crutches at that point.
A Maple leaf on snow in February. Taken before my accident with a DSLR and zoom lens.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Future.
This challenge got me thinking about the changes I have made to the camera equipment I use recently. Having had a accident early in the spring that left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at smaller and lighter equipment when I got out of rehab.
For a lot of my personal work over the past six months I have been using a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes. I recently added a different mirrorless camera, also small and light. All my manual focus prime lenses will adapt to either camera.
My photo equipment future is smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras and manual focus prime lenses.
A giant yellow butterfly garden ornament. The background was almost monochromatic so a selective colour treatment was an obvious editing choice. Taken with a 50mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a Sony a6000 camera.
A late summer sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Samyang 12mm lens.
Ivy leaves and Lichen on a tree trunk. Taken with a Sony a6000 and 7artisans 55mm lens.
Some autumn Maple leaves. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and 7artisans 55mm lens.
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.
A section of the shoreline and bay with the standard lens.
Isolating a section of clouds over the Niagara Escarpment with the telephoto lens.