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Weekly Prompts

Purplish

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Purple.

A small selection of purplish subjects including a bird that’s raspberry red but called a Purple Finch.

July Squares: Portrait of a Coneflower
A Coneflower.
Weekly Prompts: Razzmatazz
A male Purple Finch.
April Squares: Colourful plastic Tops
A purple water bottle.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Close Up
A purple wax crayon.
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Weekly Prompts

Plastics

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Plastic.

I had a few photos picked out for the challenge before thinking of different types and uses of plastics. As a result the selection changed three or four times before I decided enough was enough and to go with the current selection.

Weekly Prompts: Plastic

Plastic scissor handles photographed with a fast portrait lens for a very shallow depth of field. I found the shapes and colour combination interesting.

One Word Sunday: Plastic

Reusable plastic water bottles. There’s probably three or four types of plastic used in the different parts. I’ve been using these bottles for years.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

An early Cordura camera bag. In the early 1980s there wasn’t a lot of plastic being used in cameras and lenses. But a few years earlier scientists had discovered how to dye the material known as Cordura. This is my original Tenba camera bag. Made from Cordura and other plastics I still have the bag 40 years later.

Fan Of... Old Fashioned Technology

A selection of plastic bubble (spirit) levels. I have had one in each camera bag for years. Used for leveling the camera I still use one as they’re more accurate than the electronic level built into some cameras these days.

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Month of Squares

Two Of A Kind #2

Two reusable plastic water bottles. There’s something about the colours or colour combination that keeps me coming back to this photo.

This is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

April Squares: Colourful plastic Tops
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Photo Challenges

Reusable Water Bottles

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Remember to Hydrate prompt.

Two colourful reusable water bottles I have been using for years.

One Word Sunday: Plastic
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Month of Squares

Colourful plastic Tops

This is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

These are two of our reusable plastic water bottles, we’ve been using them for years.

April Squares: Colourful plastic Tops

 

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One Word Sunday

Plastic

I had checked this prompt and had a photo planned for the One Word Sunday: Plastic challenge. I was going to photograph the small spirit (bubble) level I have been carrying in various camera bags for decades and using to level cameras on tripods.

I hadn’t even got the level out of the bag when I noticed the colour of the blue water bottle sitting on the table. I knew there was a second, purple, water bottle in the fridge so decided to change my plan for the challenge. As it turned out, this image ties in with Debbie’s One Word Sunday photo.

The reason for my change of direction was to make a point. These two water bottles have each been refilled hundreds of times. We never buy bottled water even though there seems to be a good recycling system in place in this part of Ontario.

That’s because I read that while one of the producers of bottled water was claiming that 70-75% of plastic water bottles are recycled in Ontario a non-profit organization that challenges corporate and government claims estimates only 14% are recycled. Another group estimate 1 billion plastic bottles end up in Ontario landfills each year.

One Word Sunday: Plastic