CFFC: Trees, Clouds and Early Mornings

This is my contribution to week 2 of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo.

For week 2 I picked three topics from Cee’s photo, trees, clouds and early mornings. Originally I was planning on going with a single location but quickly thought of other photos. So I limited myself to six photos from the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario taken over the past few years.

 

Silent Sunday: 27th October 2019

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Rising sun through mist

Trees in low cloud at sunrise.

 

Fog on Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Low cloud amongst the trees on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Water Water Everywhere #13

Clouds over Berford Lake before sunrise.

 

CFFC: Basically One Colour

Clouds streaking across Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.

 

Six Word Saturday: Some Autumn Colour at the Park

Autumn colour at Bluewater Park shortly after sunrise.

 

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

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

With blue sky and some wispy clouds I thought some of the trees, especially the Paper Birch, could make interesting monochrome conversions if I increased the contrast using a coloured filter during the conversion.

 

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

I used a yellow filter to darken the sky for this conversion.

CFFC: Panoramic Views

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo where Cee posts a photo and participants pick something from the photo to make a post about.

As the photo Cee posted was a mural of a landscape in a panoramic format I decided to go with a small selection of panoramic landscapes.

 

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Trees in the snow. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

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

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Clouds over the lake at sunset. A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Ice on Lake Huron at sunset in the spring. Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.

 

CFFC: Point Your Camera Upwards

One set of photos came to mind straight away when I read the prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Point Your Camera Upwards.

A few years ago we had some moderately good autumn colour and the leaves were staying on the trees. So I spent some time with a fisheye lens attached to the camera pointed up at the autumn leaves.

I decided to re-edit some of them with a square crop as I thought cropping them square would suit the subject.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Point Your Camera Upwards

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Point Your Camera Upwards

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Point Your Camera Upwards

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective prompt.

Patti set the challenge by inviting us to “break the habit of shooting photos at eye-level and change your perspective.”

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge. The first was a selection of photos taken at eye level to the subject which can be vastly different to the photographer’s eye-level. The second idea was a selection of photos where the camera is anything but level, pointing up or down.

I had started selecting photos for my second idea before deciding to combine the two.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Up. And don’t be afraid to experiment. Motion blurred tree trunks created by vertically panning the camera during exposure. The extra distortion around the edges of the photo are from using a fisheye lens. Taken last winter on one of my walks around the neighborhood.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Down. In this case into a tree filled valley after overnight snow. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Up. And don’t be afraid to experiment again. This photo was made by zooming the lens during exposure. Taken this winter very close to where I took the first Look Up photo the previous winter.

 

 

Sunlit Squirrel.

Eye Level. In this case being at eye level with this American Red Squirrel meant lying in the yard with the lens an inch or two above the grass.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Eye Level. In this case I got to eye level with the Redwing by photographing it from a bedroom window.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.

When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.