Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees.

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

Hoarfrost covered trees at sunrise, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

snow covered prairie and hoarfrost covered trees

Silver Birch trees in snow on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Silver Birch trees in the snow.

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough in the autumn, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Autumn colour and reflection.

Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Abstract trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract trees.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Shadows from trees.

A hodgepodge of tree trunks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Autumn tree trunks.

 

 

Friendly Friday: Shadows.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Shadows.

Shadows on a tree trunk, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Shadows on a tree trunk in spring.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.

Shadows on the snow, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

shadows on snow

Long shadows and an old barn at sunset, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

An old barn 30 minutes before sunset.

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.

Trails in the snow.

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Walks, Trails, Sidewalks.

Not the most appropriate challenge for someone currently stuck in a hospital bed but I can’t resist a challenge.

I had a few ideas but in the end went with my first one. I can’t explain why the snow didn’t stick to the trails through the trees. As the trails are sand maybe the sand was to damp or to warm.

Trails across Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the snow.

Silver Birch trees in the snow.

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.