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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 27th October 2021

Wordless Wednesday: 27th October 2021
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Month of Squares

Past Squares #24

January Squares: Up #12

January Squares: Up #12

Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. I had gone down to the bay looking for Comet Neowise and set up the camera to record the star trails.

With looking for the comet I didn’t realise that the camera had recorded over a dozen meteors. I later learned that Earth was passing through three meteor showers at the time. The light along the shoreline are a vehicle on Mallory Beach Road.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Up Squares Month and is my day 24 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Getting Back to Basics

Moving Clouds and Stars

Getting Back to Basics: Moving Clouds and Stars

A four minute live composite exposure of clouds and stars moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.

I wasn’t aware that the camera was recording the stars until uploading the photos to my desktop computer for editing. The red lights above the Niagara Escarpment are warning lights on radio masts at the local airport.

An outing with my back to basics kit of a small mirrorless camera and a set of small manual focus prime lenses.

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Weekly Topics

Crescent Moon and Streaking Clouds

Travel Tuesday: Crescent moon, stars and streaking clouds

The crescent moon and moving clouds at dawn.

My Travel Tuesday post this week is visiting Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. The light trails on the water are small boats.

A three minute live composite exposure taken last Sunday using the TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.

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2021

Star Trails At Twilight

2021: Star trails over Colpoy's Bay

Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay, White Cloud Island and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A 14 minute live composite exposure and another test of the new TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens at twilight last Sunday.

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Lens-Artists

My Inspirations

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Your Inspiration theme set by Patti.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of the back to basics inspiration I have been working with for some time.

A few of years ago I got tired of the auto everything aspect of modern camera equipment. I was inspired to put together a small kit of manual focus prime lenses. That kit allowed me to shoot digital the way I shot film as a photography student all those years ago.

Then, a little over two years ago I had an accident which left me with a damaged right humorous and limited movement in the right shoulder.

As a result I needed a smaller and lighter kit. That resulted in me getting a small mirrorless camera and three small manual focus prime lenses. That kit fits in a small Domke F-10 JD camera bag. By far the smallest camera bag I have used over the past 40 years.

That was my go to kit for a year and a half while I had physiotherapy and built up the strength and range of motion in my right arm and shoulder.

In the past six months I have added a couple more lenses to the kit. As a result my back to basics kit now requires a medium sized Domke F-6 camera bag. That bag is slightly smaller than the Tenba P595 Pro Pak I was using 40 years ago.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Portrait of a Coneflower also known as Echinacea. Part of an ongoing project photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. In this case the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1, a fast portrait lens.

2021:Pastel colours in the clouds

Clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. Two inspirations here. A three minute live composite exposure, a technique I started experimenting with a year or so ago. I used the new TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens, the latest addition to my back to basics kit.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees

Intentional camera movement of trees on the South Bruce Peninsula in early summer. A continuation of my experiments with intentional camera movement. Taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens, a recent addition to my back to basics kit.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

Star trails and shooting stars over Colpoy’s Bay, White Cloud Island and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. An early experiment with the live composite feature of an Olympus camera. Taken with the Samyang 12mm lens, one of the original three lenses in my lightweight mirrorless kit.

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Month of Squares

Bright Night

This is my day 10 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

I couldn’t resist the combination of bright and night.

Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment with the lights of a vehicle driving along the shoreline road.

January Squares: Up #12