This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #15 Photo Challenge and another one of my photos that was taken for the pattern of the ripples on the water.
I probably didn’t need any more photos of an immature Grey Heron on this tree stump in the water at Hurleston Reservoir, southern Cheshire. By the mid 1990s I already had a selection when this shot was taken. I suspect that it was the pattern of the ripples that I was photographing.
It’s not always about the bird, sometimes the bird is just there to provide a focal point or a sense of scale to the ripples and reflections on the water.
A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #14 Photo Challenge.
A male Common Pochard rests amongst some interesting ripples and reflections on the water.
This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #13 Photo Challenge.
This is Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Despite living quite close to the lake it’s not somewhere I visit very often. Access is via a small park which never seems to be in a good direction for photography in the blue and golden hours.
This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere: #12 Photo Challenge.
I have to admit that I had completely overlooked this photo. It was the eighth shot taken with my then new Olympus E-410. The fourth shot was used in a tourist guide to the area and I was approached by a camera magazine wanting to use the eleventh shot which I had posted online. I have no idea why I overlooked this shot until now.
The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #11.
I had been standing on the dock in Colpoy’s Bay photographing the sunrise when I turned around and saw the reflection of the tree being distorted by the ripples.
This post is partly a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #10 Photo Challenge and partly a ramble about a lens I picked up before Christmas. A 35mm f/1.6 lens that cost me $33.41 CDN although the shipping from China was $7.99 CDN so it was over $40 in total.
Other than the shipping that’s a similar price to what I paid for the various CCTV lenses I was experimenting with last year. Except this lens came with a native E mount to fit directly on to my Sony mirrorless camera without an adapter. It even came with a rather nice rectangular lens hood.
For the price I wasn’t expecting very good optical quality and although it’s not very sharp wide open it does improve when stopped down. I find the colours are a little muted and the contrast low but nothing that can’t be corrected in editing.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a couple of days before Christmas.
A follow-up of sorts to a post six months ago, the 2019 summer solstice and a contribution to the Water Water Everywhere #7 photo challenge.
Sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on Sunday morning, 8 hours and 20 minutes after the winter solstice.