Year in Photos – Week 27

I think this is the final week of pictures where I felt like I was juggling a thousand flaming swords. I managed one new picture this week, with the rest being throwbacks.

June 28, 2021 – (June 2, 2018)

It’s been a while since I’ve done any macro photography. I keep forgetting about it since I tend to gravitate to landscape and wildlife subjects.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – Extension Tubes – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/200 – ISO 1600

This ant was one of many on a peony bush. The hardest part of macro, while using extension tubes, is keeping the camera steady in order to keep the subject in focus.

June 29, 2021 – (July 28, 2017)

During a mid-summer trip to Algonquin Park, we paddled between Pog Lake and Lake of Two Rivers. This meandering creek provided lots of photo opportunities.

Canon Rebel xTi – EF 75-300mm – 105mm – f10 – 1/250 – ISO 400

This painted turtle was sunning on a log as we paddled along. He dove shortly after this shot.

June 30, 2021 – (February 7, 2015)

We spent a week in southern Arizona, one winter, and did a bit of sight seeing, including an outdoor desert museum.

Cano Rebel xTi – EF 75-300mm – 300mm – f13 – 1/2000 – ISO 800

The museum had a raptor show, including this owl. It was a great opportunity to play with the manual functions on my old DSLR.

July 1, 2021

I actually managed a new picture today. A morning dog walk, before it got too hot took us along some shaded paths.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/60 – ISO 100

We are lucky to have a few nice paths nearby, that are heavily treed instead of open lawns.

July 2, 2021 – (August 10, 2018)

One of the great things about many Ontario provincial parks are the unimpeded natural views. Whether night sky or distant lake shores, you can usually find somewhere without an obvious human influence.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 18mm – f3.5 – 15 sec – ISO 1600

This particular shot of the Milky Way was taken at the old airfield within the Mew Lake campground. The wide open area is devoid of trees, but provides a great spot to setup a tripod and a camp chair to practice astrophotography.

July 3, 2021 – (August 10, 2018)

When you hear something referred to as Ragged Falls, you tend to picture roaring rapids over steep rock.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 18mm – f3.5 – 1/1600 – ISO 500

As this was taken later in the summer, when water levels were low, it was more of a meandering trickle along this particular stretch of river.

July 4, 2021 – (July 27, 2018)

There was a time when I was still learning to shoot in manual mode and finding new features as I went along. The ability to change the white balance was one that I was particularly enjoying.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 24mm – f4 – 1/2500 – ISO 500

This shot seems to capture what Canadian cottaging is all about. Sunsets, docks, and Adirondack chairs sums up the experience.

As I get back to a normal level of busy, I hope to have a lot more new photos. While the throwbacks are nice, that certainly wasn’t the point of this project.


  1. Evange

    Turtle/tortoise, owl and ant in order are my favourites this week.

  2. Mary Louise Kattides

    Yes, the ant photo is fascinating.

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