Another contribution to the month long Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia.
A modern shot of an old activity. If you ignore the modern clothing and vehicles it could have been an old sepia print.
Ploughing with a horse at the Cheshire Ploughing Match.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Faux Flowers.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and actually took a shot for it on Sunday afternoon. Then I spotted the flower like designs in a net curtain.
Another contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia which is running throughout August.
This old crofters cottage was a museum of crofting when I was on the Isle of Skye in 1980. It’s another of those shots that would probably have been sepia toned if taken when the cottage was occupied.
This is another contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia which is running throughout August.
Ivy growing up a tree trunk. With the swirling around the edges of the frame you could think that this is an old photo but it was taken this summer with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
The new Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge is Sepia which runs throughout August.
The challenge got me thinking about the old, sepia toned photographs in family photo albums.
That got me thinking about some of my shots of various old manmade subjects. Photos of them when they were current would probably have been sepia toned.
A steam traction engine with a fire in the firebox. Taken at the Cheshire Steam Rally in the 1980s.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.
I had a few ideas for this challenge. Recently I have been photographing a selection of blooms as part of my testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. Just recently the Orange Day-Lilies started blooming so they were added to the subjects used for testing the adapted lenses.
I then realised that it wasn’t the first time that I had photographed the Day-Lilies with adapted lenses.
Taken a couple of years ago with a 35mm Vivitar lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a DSLR.
Taken recently with the 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens on a mirrorless camera.
Also taken recently with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.
Taken with a 35mm Vivitar lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a DSLR two years ago.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Deception.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the bird species that I have photographed when they’re deceiving the photographer by appearing to be resting or napping. They’re usually keeping at least a partially open eye on the photographer.
A Horned Grebe napping on a farm pond near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. Known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.
A napping Bewick’s Swan at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England.
A male Common Pochard resting on Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.
A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.