Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 1st July 2020


Wordless Wednesday: 1st July 2020


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 22nd March 2020

Silent Sunday: 22nd March 2020


Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art prompt.

As soon as I read the prompt I had several ideas for the challenge. I decided that any effects in photos I selected had to be done in camera, no heavy editing to get an effect. I also decided that all the photos had to be square, although I can’t really explain that decision.

The centre of a Coneflower. A mix of subject and camera movement coupled with very thin depth of field from the high magnification macro lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art


Autumn tree trunks. Subject isolation with a telephoto lens turns the tree trunks into a pattern.

October Squares: Lines of Tree Trunks


Isolating a small section of a sunrise with a telephoto lens turns it into a graphic image.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art


Motion blurred tree trunks. An experiment with moving the camera vertically during exposure.

October Squares: Abstract Lines


Shadows of tree trunks across the snow. A straight forward shot with the fallen branch close to following the rule of thirds.

January Squares: Sidelight


Cloud movement over Colpoy’s Bay. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky and makes the water appear calm.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art


Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 20th January 2020

This image for Monochrome Monday was taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.

The original was monochromatic before doing the conversion but I tried to bring out the imprints in the snow when doing the conversion. They were formed by ice from the overhead branches falling into the snow.

Monochrome Monday: 20th January 2020

Monthly Squares

January Squares: Sidelight

This is contribution for day two of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

Some sidelighting throwing shadows of tree trunks across the snow while a fallen branch sticks out of the snow.

January Squares: Sidelight

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

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

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Abstract

A selection of images for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Abstract.

Motion blurred trees.

CFFC: Trees.


Autumn tree trunks.

Autumn tree trunks.


The motion blurred centre of a Coneflower.

Coneflower detail


A small section of a sunrise isolated with a telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.