The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Shadows.
I have a few versions of this scene. Taken from the top of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England looking towards North Wales. The row of trees casting long shadows caught my eye and I wanted to isolate them.
That meant using a telephoto lens, the starting point was a 300mm and for this version I had a 1.4x teleconverter behind the lens to isolate them even more. I had a 600mm lens with me but the wind was so strong on the top of Bickerton Hill that it was unusable. So for the 600mm versions I used a 2x teleconverter behind the 300mm.
Winter on the South Bruce Peninsula.
Six Word Saturday.
A shot from a walk earlier in the week and originally taken for my response to the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge Shadows.
In the end I didn’t use it for the challenge but put a film type border around it using Snapseed.
It’s strange, in my film era I was never a fan of these types of borders but nowadays I think they can give an image a certain character.
My contribution for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Shadows.
This is now the third version of a post for this challenge. I decided to go with a snow theme after the second version had snow in over half the shots. Then I went for a walk on Monday afternoon and got another photo for the challenge.
Tree trunk and shadows.
Shadows across the tracks.
Lying in the shadows.
A barcode on the snow.
Thursday evening of week 40 saw me looking for autumn colour on some local back roads during the golden hour.
I was rather disappointed with the autumn colour but noticed the long shadows and warm evening light on my favourite old barn. I ended up walking along a ditch to get to a position where my shadow wouldn’t be in shot.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Notions of Shadows and of Light.
I thought it was a very good prompt and considered a few of my photos. In the end there was one of my shots that became the obvious pick for me.
The photo was taken with telephoto. I shot different framings with a 300mm, a 425mm telephoto (the 300mm plus a 1.4x teleconverter) and a 600mm. Actually the 600mm version was taken with the 300mm plus a 2x teleconverter. The wind was so strong on top of the hill the photo was taken from that my 600mm was being shaken to much for an effective shot despite using a substantial tripod.
This is the 300mm version.