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Monthly Squares

Wide Angle Perspective 4

This is my day 31 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and the last of my wide angle perspective series.

It’s been interesting picking squares and putting together series for the month. A big thank you to Becky for running the challenge with such a wide ranging theme.

I started the month with a monochrome photo of these wood piles so I thought I would end the month with a different photo using a different camera and lens combo plus it’s in colour this time.

It’s still not obvious that the grass behind the wood piles is only a few inches below the top of them and that they’re holding back almost two feet of dirt and rocks.

 

July Squares: Wide Angle Perspective 4

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Silhouetted at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind

Old wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

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Monthly Squares

Monochrome Perspective on a Fence

This is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

This may look like a fence but it’s actually a row of wood piles holding back about 20 inches (50 cm) of dirt and rocks. It’s deceptive, the grass behind the fence is only a couple of inches below the top of it.

There’s a second perspective involved in the photo. When I was using black and white film regularly I the 1970s and 80s I could “see” in monochrome. Once I stopped using black and white film I lost that ability at some point. However, both my modern mirrorless cameras have an electronic viewfinder which can be set to monochrome. The monochrome viewfinder is helping me get the ability to see in monochrome back. I am once again noticing tones and light and shade before I put the viewfinder to my eye.

 

July Squares: Monochrome Perspective on a Fence

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 8th April 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 8th April 2020

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Weekly Photo Challenge

WWE #21: An Extreme View

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21 photo challenge.

This is Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise. It is formed by a large loop in the Niagara Escarpment which runs up the eastern side of the Bruce Peninsula.

The reason I say it’s an extreme view is because it was taken with a fisheye lens although that’s not obvious because I kept the horizon running across the center of the frame. This avoids the curvature very often associated with fisheye lenses.

The horizontal angle of view through the center of the frame is 130 degrees, more than the human eye can comfortably take in without turning the head. This is shown by the mouth of bay being visible on the left side of the frame which is to the north east. On the right side of the frame is the remains of a row of wood piles sticking out of the water which are to the south east from where the photo was taken.

 

Water Water Everywhere #21

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in the autumn.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Sixteen Hours Before The Spring Equinox

Or the last sunrise before spring.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Sixteen Hours Before The Spring Equinox

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Interesting Clouds Over the Bay: WWE #17

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #17 Photo Challenge.

 

Water Water Everywhere #17 Photo Challenge

Some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.