Going Wide

This is my contribution to Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Going Wide prompt.

A great theme for me as I have been testing two wide angle lenses this summer, a 17mm lens and a 7.5mm fisheye lens. Both by TTArtisan and recent additions to my back to basics kit.

It’s also an ideal prompt for me to use recent photos as I’ve been trying to avoid my archives as much as possible recently.

A variety of clouds over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario over the past few weeks.

Lens-Artists: Going Wide
Lens-Artists: Going Wide
Lens-Artists: Going Wide
Lens-Artists: Going Wide
Weekly Prompts

The Government Dock in the Blue Hour

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Blue.

Four blue hour photos featuring the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on Colpoy’s Bay from this summer.

Weekly Prompts: Blue Hour Dock
2021: Blue Hour Mist
Weekly Prompts: Blue Hour Government Dock
CFFC: Blue
Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Retrospective

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective.

After giving the challenge some thought I decided to look back at the end of recent decades in a very particular way. Having put together a “retro” kit of manual focus prime lenses several years ago I did some major changes to the kit last summer.

So my look back will be with photos taken with a manual focus prime lens at the end of each decade.

2019. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a standard lens.

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2009. A Common Redpoll feeding feeding in a Cedar tree on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a telephoto lens.

Feeding Common Redpoll.


1999. Clouds over a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset with a wide angle lens.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Retrospective


1989. Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars feeding in Cheshire, England with a macro lens.

Big and small.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles was rather well timed.

After my accident in the spring I still have restricted movement in the right shoulder and my right arm is still weak. As a result I have put together a small kit of three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a very small camera bag.

The kit is a fraction of the weight of my regular bag of zoom lenses so it’s a lot more portable while the shoulder and arm continue recovery. Last Sunday morning I took it down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise and then for a walk around town.

Using the wide angle lens for the widest view of the bay.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.


Using the standard lens for a more normal angle of view and a magnification similar to the human eye.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.


Using the telephoto with its narrow angle of view lens to isolate small sections of the sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.