Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Two Teapots

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

I should first admit that despite being a Brit I am a coffee drinker. On the rare occasion when I do have a cup of tea it’s invariably a teabag in a mug.

However, my partner has a small collection of ornamental teapots so I picked two to photograph for the challenge. Now I’m sure a lot of people will be familiar with an ornamental teapot in the shape of a house or cottage. The second teapot I picked was a little more unusual. It’s in the shape of a cupboard or sideboard with an old fashioned phonograph (gramophone) on top. I picked the placemat to photograph them on as the colours in the teapots were echoed in the placemat.

Having colour matched the various items the photo had some heavy editing in Snapseed to make it look old before adding a film type border.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: The Teapot

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of salt and pepper. For a black and white photo challenge salt and pepper seemed an obvious choice.

Taken with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens wide open at f/1.2 and then heavily edited in Snapseed. I added film grain, some radial blur with a mild vignette centered around the black peppercorns and a Polaroid type border before doing the monochrome conversion where I added some more film grain.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen

 

Friendly Friday: Photo Edits

A contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Photo Edits.

A recent post for Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge made me think of the edits I have made to two shots of trees in the autumn. The two shots are of the same group of trees, one is a vertical composition and the other horizontal.

The vertical shot.

Friendly Friday: Photo Edits

 

A monochrome conversion of the vertical composition.

Tree trunk jungle.

 

An edited version of the horizontal composition with a film type border added using Snapseed.

Autumn tree trunks.

 

A square crop of the horizontal version for Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

October Squares: Lines of Tree Trunks

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

I went with a couple of recent shots that were already colourful and pumped the colour up even more in Snapseed.

A group of Coneflowers taken on my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens I recently added to my lightweight kit.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

 

A recent sunrise. I spotted the interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and made a detour to the shoreline. Taken with a 12 year old DSLR and the plastic kit lens it came with. I keep it in the car for situations like this.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock.

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

A simple photo of a lock on doors securing a bank of electricity meters. The sixth shot taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens I purchased used recently. It’s now part of my retro kit of three manual focus primes.

The camera and three lenses all fit in a tiny Domke F-5XB bag and the whole kit weighs next to nothing. Ideal for resting my injured shoulder. It’s nice if I’m feeling like getting back to basics and shooting like I did as a photography student in the late 1970s.

Quite heavily edited in Snapseed including using the grunge tool before adding a blur and vignette around the edges of the frame. I finished off the edit with a simple white border.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Lock.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Dreamy

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

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my recent walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. One lens in particular produces images with swirly backgrounds and vignetting in the corners giving some photos a dreamlike quality.

The lens in question is a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens. I picked a shot of an Orange Day-Lily taken with the lens on my most recent test and edited the shot in a variety of ways using Snapseed.

A mildly edited version with increased saturation and the vignetting in the corners darkened a little.

Lightly edited version of an Orange Day-Lily.

 

A high key version with simulated film grain.

Orange Day-Lily high key Snapseed version.

 

A low key version with a heavy vignette and a grungy look.

Orange Day-Lily low key version.