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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.