Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home.

As I had been in hospital for two days when the challenge was posted I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my walks around the neighborhood in the past few months.


Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

Ivy leaves and snow on a tree trunk.


Six Word Saturday: A Solitary Brown Leaf in Winter

A solitary autumn leaf.


Six Word Saturday: A Pine Cone in the Snow

A Pine cone in the snow.


April Squares: Tree Tops

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky.


Monochrome Monday: 24th February 2020

Old tracks one way, fresh tracks the other way.


Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

Detail of a Pine cone picked up on a walk.


Six Word Saturday

Shadows and Tracks on the Snow

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Shadows and Tracks on the Snow

Monochrome Monday

Old Tracks One Way, Fresh Tracks The Other Way

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

I noticed the two sets of parallel tracks in the snow and thought they would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome Monday: 24th February 2020


Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

When I read the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above prompt it was rather well timed.

I had recently been for a walk around the neighborhood with a camera and had picked up a pocket full of Pine cones from out of the snow. I had emptied my pocket onto the top of a kitchen cupboard to let the Pine cones dry out.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above


While on the walk I had spotted this Maple leaf trapped in some tracks in the snow. By the size of the tracks and the stride length either a large dog or a Coyote made the tracks.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above


To continue the From Above theme, while I had the camera set up above the kitchen cupboard I grabbed the nail brush from by the sink. The bristles make me think of bacteria through an electron microscope.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above


Weekly Photo Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Get Outside

This is my contribution to the new On the Hunt for Joy Challenge started by Cee Neuner. The first challenge is Get Outside.

Having been for a walk around the neighborhood yesterday morning when it was hovering around freezing today the temperature has plummeted. The wind is howling and we’re under a snow squall watch so my contribution to the challenge is from yesterday.

On a photographic note, I used my new Sony mirrorless camera with my silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm lens from 1976 adapted to it.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Get Outside


Monthly Squares

October Squares: Lines in the Snow

This is my contribution to day 30 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge. This is the penultimate day. It’s been fun but I ran out of days with six lines and squares left over.

I’m not sure what small mammal left all the tracks in the snow but I’m pretty sure that it should have been hibernating.

October Squares: Lines in the Snow

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Textures

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures.

Green moss and orange Lichen on a limestone boulder in the summer.

CFFC: Textures


Tracks in the snow in the winter.

CFFC: Textures