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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Anything Man Made

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Man Made.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with two photos showing a huge difference in man made objects made centuries apart.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

This is a section of the city walls in Chester, England. Parts of this section are Roman with medieval additions with the tower probably built in 13th century. 

 

Close up of sprinkles on a donut.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes.

I decided to do some table top photography on Sunday morning. In part because I had a couple of ideas for photos when I was modifying a couple of camera straps on Saturday.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

O rings, but not the soft rubber type. These are hard plastic O rings that I used for my home made camera straps.

 

CFFC: Red and Green

Diamond knurling on a small aluminium flashlight anodized red.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Squares and rectangles of mounted slides.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Fruit flavoured antacid tablets.

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

 

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On the Hunt for Joy Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Create abundance out of ordinary things.

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 12 – Create abundance out of ordinary things.

 

Create abundance out of ordinary things

An abundance of hex head screws. The thread on these screws is a common one found in various items around the home. The thread is almost identical to the thread found on the bottom of many cameras for attaching them to a tripod. All these screws are stainless steel, I use them on various camera mounts and brackets. The blue tint in the photo comes from them being in a translucent blue plastic container. The gold comes from me using a gold reflector to bounce some of the light back into the container.

 

Create abundance out of ordinary things

An abundance of hex keys and a couple of drivers. Pretty much every time I buy a camera or lens quick release plate it comes with at least one hex key, sometimes two if the plate has removable safety stops. As a result I have quite a collection of hex keys, these are just the ones kept in the container with the screws in. I very rarely use any of them preferring either of the two drivers in the photo.

 

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On the Hunt for Joy Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Colour Code

This contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Colour Code isn’t really about the prompt. I was considering a couple of ideas for the challenge when I remembered these photos.

Some of my regular readers may remember me saying that I ran the photo department of a medical research establishment in the early/mid 1980s. These are photographs of a model of the Influenza virus produced for the cover of a book on influenza research.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Colour Code

A normal photo of the model.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Colour Code

A photo of the model using coloured gels on the studio lights.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Colour Code

A photo of the model given a false colour treatment using different coloured high contrast positives and negatives laid on a light table.

 

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One Word Sunday

Culture

As a former scientific photographer my first thought when I read the One Word Sunday prompt Culture was of things growing on agar in a Petri dish.

One Word Sunday: Culture

 

That was followed by the thought of the live probiotic cultures growing in some yoghurt. Some people don’t like yoghurt so now you can get your probiotics as a daily supplement.

One Word Sunday: Culture

 

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Six Word Saturday

Pine Cones on a Kitchen Cupboard

Picked up on a recent walk.

Six Word Saturday: Pine cones on a kitchen cupboard

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.