Two Old, One New — Lens-Artists Challenge #210

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Sarah of Travel With Me: Picking Favourites.

This first shot is of a sunrise I captured in the coastal town of Arbroath, Scotland, & is my number one choice. To capture this meant an early rise whilst on holiday–with sunrise at about 0530. I’d also looked at the weather for the morning & the conditions looked like they would be ideal. We were up (yes, my long-suffering wife came with me 😂) at about 0430, had a quick breakfast & headed to the seafront to get a good vantage point. There was a bank of low cloud sitting on the horizon with higher cloud above catching the sun’s colours before it arrived, which I took several shots of. Finally, the sun peeked over the top of the clouds & turned the world orange just as a small fishing boat left the harbour. The fishing boat is more of a silhouette, just like the gulls following it, but you can see the light glowing through the windows of the wheelhouse. There was also an interesting reflection off the seawall top–on the left of the picture. I love the scene as a whole, but it’s also the fact it was a planned-for-shot that worked & the fishing boat was an added bonus.

Arbroath sunrise
Arbroath sunrise
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My Favourites — Lens-Artists Challenge #129

Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Tina: Favourite Images of 2020.

Travel was very much curtailed in 2020, but it’s amazing what we can see within walking distance of home!

Starting off with these shots of a visiting squirrel drinking from small puddles on the shed roof.

Squirrel having a drink
Squirrel having a drink

Had a lot of fun playing with my new macro lens; these are my favourites!

My lensball was also a new toy, & much experimantation helped me to learn what does & doesn’t work. Basically, yay for landscapes! although the shot of daisy cottage with a daisy had to make the selection too 😃

…and finally, I managed to get a decent shot of the moon (the last full moon of 2020) 😃😃

Full moon