An Icy Morning Light

….thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares

I had to get up very early this morning to drive my daughter to the airport. The plus side of this favour was that I was up early enough to see the sunrise. I loved playing around with different angles and was fascinated how the morning sun reflected off the icicles along the shoreline.D341AC28-4E26-4DBF-AC3F-A49B86AF0464_1_201_a

March Squares – Spiky Squares

thanks to Becky B for hosting March Squares

The theme for March Squares is spiky squares. Over the last few weeks I’ve been navigating the ice in the park to find some interesting ice sculptures created by nature. Here’s one that fits into this month’s theme.IMG-1104

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

…I love texture in all kinds of things – art, nature, food

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Thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge – Depth of Field

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting the Photo a Week Challenge

Nancy describes depth of field like this:

Depth of field in photography (and light in general) is how narrow a strip of what you are looking at is in focus. In photography, the depth of field is controlled by two things: your f-stop (aperture) and the length of your lens (mm). To narrow your depth of field using aperture, use a smaller f-stop number. This will open your shutter wider and let more light in.

 So if you want to shoot something up-close and personal with great bokeh (blurring) in the background, use a smaller f-stop and a longer lens.

Most of my photography is hit and miss, especially with my Panasonic Lumix camera. When I use the iPhone I’ve figured out how to get bokeh or blurring when I want it. The first two shots were with my Panasonic.

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Structure

….thanks Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge

In life there are two kinds of structures; those that appear naturally in nature and those that are man-made.

Structures in Nature

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Man-made Structures

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