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Splendour in the Grass

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and decided to keep it simple and local with two very different photos of grass taken a few yards apart on my walks around the neighborhood.

Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass
Remains of grass in the snow in winter.
Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass
First light on some grass seed heads in early summer.
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Nostalgic

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic prompt.

It took me a while to come up with a theme for the challenge. Then I thought about my ‘getting back to basics’ project and I had my theme.

A few years ago I put together a kit of manual focus prime lenses to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film in the 1970s and early 80s. It was a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Then an accident last year left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I slimmed the kit down further to three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic
A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree photographed in the early 1980s.
A Fan Of..... Old Fashioned Camera Bags
My camera bag containing a handful of manual focus prime lenses when taking the above photo. A couple of years later the bag was too small.
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Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in winter nearly 40 years later. Taken with my lightweight, back to basics kit.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools
My lightweight, back to basics kit on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise when taking the above photo.
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Hoarfrost on Hart’s-tongue Fern

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves.

This is a hoarfrost covered Hart’s-tongue Fern. A monochrome original I gave it a blue tint to give it a colder mood.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary prompt.

On reading the prompt I didn’t have any ideas for some time. Then I thought about the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The National Wildlife Area includes the Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary, the first federal bird sanctuary in North America.

 

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The sanctuary is a breeding area for American White Pelicans.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the autumn.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

Snow Geese on autumn migration in the sanctuary.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the winter.

 

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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with a Redwing

This is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This one is a little different than a lot of my eye level perspective series for July Squares. Rather than lying down, sometimes in something nasty, I am standing in a bedroom taking photographs out of the bedroom window.

This is a Redwing, a member of the Thrush family and a native of Europe and the Palearctic feeding on a Holly berry in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden in the winter.

 

July Squares: Eye Level with a Redwing

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Winter

This is my contribution to the final Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Season prompt Winter.

I will be following the rules I set for myself at the start of the Season prompts, one bird photo, one scenic photo and one flora and fauna photo. One from my time in Saskatchewan, Canada, one from when I lived in the U.K. and one photo from Ontario, Canada.

This final season was probably the hardest to select photos for and still follow the rules I set for myself. There were so many favourite winter images I had to ignore.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Winter

A Whooper Swan feeding at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England. Whooper Swans are one of two species of swans arrive to spend the winter in the U.K.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

Chantry Island lighthouse at sunset in the winter. Chantry Island is just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey

An Eastern Gray Squirrel photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. One of those days when it doesn’t look as cold as it actually was. I remember it being around -30°C although this squirrel seemed a lot less bothered about the cold than the photographer was.

 

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Telephoto Perspective 3

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and the third of my telephoto perspective series.

Looking Down on Silver Birch trees in snow from the top of Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England. I was isolating interesting sections of the trees with a telephoto lens.

 

July Squares: Telephoto Perspective 3