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Throwback Thursday

Snow covered farmland at dusk

My Throwback Thursday post this week is possibly the oldest colour slide in my files.

On editing this digital copy I realised that it wasn’t very sharp and that the lens used had very bad vignetting. In fact the corners were so dark with the vignetting that I cropped them out. This makes me think that the original slide was taken in the mid 1970s with the Zenit E camera and a wide angle lens I had when in secondary/high school.

Snow covered farmland at dusk behind my parents house in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Throwback Thursday: 21st January 2021
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Photo Challenges

The Weaver Navigation

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Pick a Topic from my Photo.

This month Cee posted a photo of a river with some old industrial buildings on the far side of the river.

This is Hunt’s Locks on a section of the Weaver Navigation with the Weaver Railway Viaduct behind at Northwich, Cheshire England. The Weaver Navigation is a stretch of the river made navigable for boats. The locks are used to raise and lower boats between different levels of the river. Although the scene looks very industrial, in reality it was mostly residential property in the area.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo
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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 20th January 2021

Wordless Wednesday: 20th January 2021
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Lens-Artists

2020: Emotions

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. This week Patti gave us the prompt Emotions.

After some thought I decided to look back at 2020. A very strange year that saw me not make it back to the U.K., hospitalised in the spring and then there was the Covid-19 pandemic.

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Mid January and I had postponed plans to visit the U.K. due to the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic. I was going for walks around the neighborhood little realising that in a couple of months that would be all I would be allowed to do.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

By the end of May I was going a little stir crazy being stuck at home. I set up in the yard in the biggest gap in the trees and tried to photograph the clouds at sunset. When that didn’t work out I started playing around with the Live Composite setting on the Olympus camera I was using. Live Composite recorded the clouds streaking across the sky at dusk.

Silent Sunday: 26th July 2020

July saw some of the Covid-19 restrictions eased and I could visit one of my sunrise locations on Colpoy’s Bay. Things seemed to be settling down into the new normal.

Wordless Wednesday: 30th December 2020

The end of December and Ontario was putting some Covid-19 restrictions back in place and I was going for walks around the neighborhood again. Less than two weeks into 2021 and Ontario has declared a provincial emergency with a stay-at-home order in place.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 18th January 2021

A Tangle of Branches.

Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood. I had gone out with a macro lens on the camera intending to look for close up detail.

Instead I noticed the tangle of branches in the top of some Paper Birch trees against a grey winter sky. The photo was monochromatic to begin with. I used the monochrome conversion to adjust the contrast between the trees and the sky.

Monochrome Monday: 18th January 2021
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Walking In the Trees

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt In the Trees.

A small selection of photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood since the New Year.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
Winter trees with a fisheye lens.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
More green than grey. Lichen on a tree trunk.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
Snow on bare branches with a telephoto lens.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees
More grey than green. Lichen on a tree trunk.
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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 17th January 2021

Silent Sunday: 17th January 2021