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Lens-Artists

Tree Stripes

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.

As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.

I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.

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Photo Challenges

In the Mist at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Pick a Topic from my Photo.

I went with barn as the topic.

My favourite local barn in mist one morning last summer.

Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020
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Photo Challenges

Lines on the Snow

This is my first contribution to a new weekly photo challenge, Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. The prompt this week is Pick a Topic from my Photo.

I went with lines. Partly due to getting snow this week after a weekend wind storm brought lots of branches down. So although this photo was taken 11 months ago I could recreate it if we got some sun.

Weekly Prompts: White
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Squares Challenge

Strange Perspective on Shadows

This is my day 5 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

The shadows of the various trees are a bit strange in this photo. The shadows cast by the row of trees seem to be pointing in a different direction to the shadow cast by the solitary tree in the field. That’s because the field is in effect a miniature valley. The shadows of the row of trees are on one slope and the shadow of the solitary tree is on the other slope.

Trees and their shadows at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

July Squares: Strange Perspective on Shadows

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shadows and Silhouettes

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt Shadows and Silhouettes.

I decided to keep it simple and go with one photo of shadows and one photo of a silhouette.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Trees and their shadows at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

A Eurasian Blue Tit silhouetted against the rising sun at Faddiley in southern Cheshire, England.

 

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Squares Challenge

Shadows on Top of the Snow

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

Shadows of trees across the snow with a fallen branch sticking out of the snow.

January Squares: Sidelight

 

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Lens-Artists

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity

When I read the prompt for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity I had a few ideas for the challenge.

Before I had even started narrowing the ideas down we lost our internet connection for the second time in less than a week. So I forgot about the prompt not knowing when we would be back online.

When I came back to the prompt I ignored my previous ideas after thinking about simplifying some of my camera kit. An accident a year ago left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I needed a smaller, lighter kit for my personal work.

So here’s a small selection of photos from the last 10 months taken locally with a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. If I’m going for a walk around the neighborhood I pick a lens and find images with it. If I’m going somewhere in the car I take a small bag with a mirrorless camera, wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 8th January 2020

Waves on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

Weekly Prompts: White

Shadows with a fallen branch stickingout of the snow.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Two autumn leaves clinging on in winter.