The Right Paw.

My contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge¬†Hands, Feet or Paws.

I thought of a shot of a Racoon that wandered into the yard one afternoon. After getting some shots I started trying for something a little different. So for one of the shots I focused on the animal’s front paw.

I did a monochrome conversion, blurred the background and added a vignette to focus attention on the paw.

The Right Paw.

Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge – Yellow.

The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Yellow.

My first thought was the various species of flora and fauna subjects with yellow in their common English names. I then decided that idea was to obvious before remembering the giant yellow butterfly garden ornament I had photographed on a walk last winter.

A Giant Yellow Butterfly over wintering on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Yellow butterfly garden ornament.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Harmony.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Harmony.

This got me thinking about the colour combinations in some of my photos.

Starting with a winter sunset where the predominantly cool blue foreground and sky is split by the warm yellows and reds of the setting sun. It’s a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You may wonder why I have included this in my selection. It’s because I planned the shot, timing it so that the bird was in the shade with sunlight illuminating the background.

Curious male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Autumn colour with a blue sky background. Taken with a fisheye lens to get as much of the foliage in the frame as possible.

Fisheye autumn colour.

Finally, lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk. The remains of the winter ice is reflecting the blue sky overhead while the water is reflecting the colour of the sky above the horizon.

Blue ice, orange water.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Less is More.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Less is More.

As I had been in a minimalist mood for a while before my accident I thought it was a good excuse to review some of the photos.

First, a group of berries. I’m surprised nothing had eaten them.

A group of red berries.

A Maple leaf on the snow.

Maple leaf on fresh snow.

A seed head in winter.

Monochrome seed head.

Some old wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay.

Wood piles in monochrome.

Seed pods in winter.

Some seed heads in winter.

Finally, snow on a twig.

Snowy twig.