Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

I considered this challenge for some time before deciding that my interpretation was going to be round things in the sky, cropped square. Simple.

A moon. Not the moon because we now know that there are other moons out there. Some with more dramatic names, Titan or Deimos, for example. Taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario while waiting for the sun to rise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

 

A manmade circle in the sky. Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a telephoto from a couple of miles away across the bay from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The same location as the moon photo.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

 

A giant setting sun behind cloud. Taken with a telephoto lens at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during autumn migration. The specks in the photo are distant wildfowl flying to roost.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles was rather well timed.

After my accident in the spring I still have restricted movement in the right shoulder and my right arm is still weak. As a result I have put together a small kit of three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a very small camera bag.

The kit is a fraction of the weight of my regular bag of zoom lenses so it’s a lot more portable while the shoulder and arm continue recovery. Last Sunday morning I took it down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise and then for a walk around town.

Using the wide angle lens for the widest view of the bay.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

 

Using the standard lens for a more normal angle of view and a magnification similar to the human eye.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

 

Using the telephoto with its narrow angle of view lens to isolate small sections of the sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome.

Monochrome; noun, a picture executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Sunday morning. I had taken my recently assembled lightweight camera kit.

It comprises of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a small camera bag, a Domke F-5XB. By far the smallest bag I’ve ever used or owned.

I put the telephoto lens on the camera and started isolating sections of the sky and water that were predominantly one colour.

Cosmic Photo Challenge:Monochrome.

Trees and Shadows

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Shadows.

I have a few versions of this scene. Taken from the top of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England looking towards North Wales. The row of trees casting long shadows caught my eye and I wanted to isolate them.

That meant using a telephoto lens, the starting point was a 300mm and for this version I had a 1.4x teleconverter behind the lens to isolate them even more. I had a 600mm lens with me but the wind was so strong on the top of Bickerton Hill that it was unusable. So for the 600mm versions I used a 2x teleconverter behind the 300mm.

Shadows from trees.

Three quarters of the moon.

Monochrome Monday is going back a few years with a visit to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario for a sunrise.

A recent Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge where I posted a section of a rainbow got me thinking about some of other photos taken with a long telephoto while waiting for the light or for wildlife to cooperate.

I don’t remember why I ended up photographing the moon unless I got to Colpoy’s Bay so early I was waiting for the sunrise.

Monochrome moon over Colpoy's Bay.