Cosmic Photo Challenge

12 months ago

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming prompt.

The prompt started me thinking about how much has changed since Christmas was coming a year ago. That got me thinking about the Santa Claus parade in the local town.

There was no parade this year, instead you could make an appointment to walk past Santa last Saturday evening.

Normally the parade involves travelling two blocks along the highway through town. This year the highway is ripped up for the replacement of water mains and sewers.

Between Covid-19 and construction work there wasn’t a chance of a parade this year. So here’s a couple of photos from last year.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming
Photo Challenges

Autumn Maple Leaves

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Macro or close up prompt.

Three Maple leaves in the autumn photographed with a cheap 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera. I rather like the strange swirly background the lens can produce at times.

Taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood with an unusual lens on the camera.

CMMC: Macro or close up
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

Ivy in soft afternoon light

This Ivy growing up a tree trunk on the South Bruce Peninsula is a regular subject on my walks around the neighborhood.

Taken on a recent walk when I had a cheap 35mm CCTV lens adapted to the mirrorless camera I was using. I rather like the soft, slightly swirly edges of the frame the lens produces.

2020: Ivy in soft afternoon light

Greens and Browns

A fern amongst autumn leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Sunday morning.

I was using a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

2020: Greens and Browns
Six Word Saturday

Not How It Appears In Reality

A visit to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise last Sunday morning and another photo taken with my fisheye lens.

I parked at the side of the road along the shoreline where the breakwater for Wiarton Marina sticks out into the bay. The breakwater is roughly 90 degrees from the shoreline but the distortion caused by extreme angle of view of the fisheye lens makes it look as if the shoreline and breakwater form a U rather than an L.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Not How It Appears In Reality

Dock at Dawn

The dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on Colpoy’s Bay at dawn last Saturday.

Another shot taken with my fisheye lens to show the dock and as much of the bay as possible.

2020: Dock at Dawn