Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Size Matters!

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Size Matters.

My first thought was of some nature subjects that can vary in size. Then I thought about my recent need to make changes to some of the equipment I’m using.

Up until this spring I was typically carrying a large camera bag with a DSLR and three large zoom lenses. This is my Domke F-2 on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline in the winter.

Domke F-2 in brown RuggedWear.

 

A shot from that visit to the shoreline. Waves forming icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. The tripod ended up frozen to the stones on the shoreline.

Icicle formation.

 

Then a few days into spring this year I fell off a ladder and fractured my left tibia and right humerus. As a result I have four screws in the tibia and restricted movement in the right shoulder.

I spent most of the spring in various hospitals and a rehab unit. On being discharged from the rehab unit I started making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work.

A small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses fit into a tiny Domke F-5XB. The bag is so small and light I can hang it on a tripod. After taking the photo I went for a walk around town with the bag on my injured shoulder with no negative impact on the shoulder.

My small and light mirrorless camera kit.

 

A shot from my first outing with the bag. Soon after the photo was taken a tremendous thunderstorm with heavy rain rolled over the bay. The bag is made with what Domke call RuggedWear, a waxed cotton material. The rain beaded on the flap of the bag but didn’t come through the material.

Storm clouds over Colpoy's Bay at dawn.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Unique

I had a few ideas for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which is Unique.

It was only when selecting photos for the challenge that it occurred to me just how many are unique. So I decided to restrict my selection to photos taken around the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, because that was where the first two photos I selected were taken.

A unique mix of driftwood and pebbles on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Driftwood and pebbles.

A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

Chantry Island at sunset.

A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunrise.

A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.

Waves on the shoreline.

A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.

Standing in the foam

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is In or On Water.

I quickly came up with a selection before deciding that they were all a little obvious. So I went through my archives looking for something less obvious.

So here’s a backlit Ring-billed Gull at sunrise. It’s standing in foam from waves whipped up by an overnight storm. Taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ring-billed Gull at sunrise.

Week 50. Wave, rocks and pebbles.

Sunday morning of week 50 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. It was such an exciting sunrise that 15 minutes before the sun came up I was photographing waves on the shoreline. I picked this shot because I find the texture of the moving water interesting.

We’ve had no internet access since Thursday evening. I drove in town and am sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to write this post. I’ll try to catch up with everyone when we are back online.

A wave breaking on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

Week 42. Breaking wave.

Saturday morning of week 42 saw me on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. After several days of strong winds there was some serious waves hitting the shoreline.

They were breaking over rocks surrounding the flagpole at the bottom of High Street in Southampton, the spray hit me a couple of times. I was quite surprised how rough Lake Huron was, I had been down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise a few hours earlier and the bay was calmer than I expected given the wind.

In the photo you can see Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse on the horizon left of center.

Lake Huron shoreline.