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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Whilst Walking

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whilst Walking prompt.

Taken a few days ago on a walk around the neighborhood. Since then the temperature climbed 15 degrees Celsius and all the snow disappeared.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whilst Walking
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Weekly Photo Challenge

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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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Paper Birch Bark and Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White or cream colours.

We got up to an inch or so of snow yesterday morning so I had my white. When I went for a walk I noticed the snow stuck to the trunk of a Paper Birch tree. That was my, sort of, cream.

CFFC: White and cream colours
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

The First Breath of Winter

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The First Breath of Winter prompt.

The first breath of winter this year was last Monday morning when I had to scrape frozen wet snow off the car windows. I didn’t get any photos of that so decided to go back to 2019 and 2018.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The First Breath of Winter

Autumn leaves in early snow on the 9th November 2019

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The First Breath of Winter

An autumn leaf trapped in early snow on the 10th November 2018.

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Throwback Thursday

Early snow on southern Cheshire

Throwback Thursday travels back to southern Cheshire and an autumn in the early 1990s.

An early snowfall had partially covered the landscape with the autumn leaves of the Silver Birch trees standing out against the snow.

Throwback Thursday: Early snow on southern Cheshire
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Splendour in the Grass

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and decided to keep it simple and local with two very different photos of grass taken a few yards apart on my walks around the neighborhood.

Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass
Remains of grass in the snow in winter.
Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass
First light on some grass seed heads in early summer.
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Nostalgic

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic prompt.

It took me a while to come up with a theme for the challenge. Then I thought about my ‘getting back to basics’ project and I had my theme.

A few years ago I put together a kit of manual focus prime lenses to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film in the 1970s and early 80s. It was a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Then an accident last year left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I slimmed the kit down further to three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic
A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree photographed in the early 1980s.
A Fan Of..... Old Fashioned Camera Bags
My camera bag containing a handful of manual focus prime lenses when taking the above photo. A couple of years later the bag was too small.
Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in winter nearly 40 years later. Taken with my lightweight, back to basics kit.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools
My lightweight, back to basics kit on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise when taking the above photo.