Friendly Friday: Christmas Preparations

When this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge was posted I was working on my Christmas card for 2019. Rather appropriate for the Christmas Preparations challenge.

I always make a double sided card with a vertical image on one side and a horizontal image on the other. That gives people the option of choosing which photo to display and allowing them to stand or hang the card in either orientation.

The vertical shot on this year’s card, an Eastern Chipmunk posing in the grass.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Christmas Preparations

 

The horizontal shot on this year’s card, a hodgepodge of tree trunks in the autumn.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Christmas Preparations

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blurred

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

A selection of blurred images covering over 30 years.

Motion blurred clouds over Colpoy’s Bay due to a sixty second exposure at dawn.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

A blurred Fuchsia flower taken using a soft focus filter and high speed film.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fuzzy.

 

Motion blurred motorcycle racing during the night in the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race.

Motion at night.

 

Motion blurred tree trunks created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

Abstract tree trunks.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come.

I started thinking about dreams and how reality is distorted in them. That got me thinking about distorting the world around us in photographs.

A recent sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with a fisheye lens the horizontal field of view is approximately 130 degrees, much wider than the human eye can take in. Yes that is snow and ice on the distorted shoreline in the foreground.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

An even more distorted image. Trees in winter distorted by the fisheye lens and by motion blur created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

Now for an opposite approach, isolating sections of the landscape with a long telephoto. This is a combination of two photos of the same group of trees taken less than 24 hours apart. The trees were first photographed at sunrise while I was scouting for a location for the the full moon rising that evening. The moon rise is over laid on the sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge