A Canadian Camera Bag Requirement

The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Advertising.

I had a few ideas for the challenge including a variety of motorsports images featuring varying degrees of advertising.

Then I looked out of the patio doors and it was snowing again. Which made me think of this photo. Taken in mid December, a week before the start of winter I could repeat the shot today, nearly a week into spring. A couple of days ago the bag was sitting on the frozen surface of Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at sunrise. A snow and rain resistant camera bag is a requirement for an outdoor photographer in Canada.

This is my Domke F-2 camera bag in what they call RuggedWear. Anyone familiar with the waxed cotton jackets made by Belstaff and Barbour in Britain will recognise the material the bag is made from. The bags come with a tin of wax to reproof the canvas.

With waxed cotton having a long history of being used for waterproof clothing and having had a Belstaff jacket in the 1970s and 1980s the idea of a camera bag made from similar material appealed. It’s ideal for the Canadian weather.

Canadian Camera Bag Requirements.

Spring ice on Lake Huron.

Monochrome Monday is going back to one spring a decade or so ago. A section of Lake Huron at The Long Dock, Southampton, Ontario, Canada at dusk.

A  lot of the ice had broken up leaving chunks floating on the surface of the lake. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon with some remains of The Long Dock on the right side of the frame.

Chunks of ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Industrial Stone Work

The new Cosmic Photo Challenge is WRITTEN IN STONE: STONE WORKS AND STRUCTURES NEW OR OLD.

This is the Weaver Railway Viaduct, also known as the Northwich Railway Viaduct. Built in 1860 of red sandstone, blue brick and iron.

Half a mile long with forty-eight stone arches and two wrought-iron girder bridges it crosses the River Dane and River Weaver in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Industrial Stone Work.

Weathered and Worn.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Weathered or Worn.

First, some boulders placed around the base of Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. They’re placed there to protect the Lookout from erosion by the water. The various patterns, colours and textures caught my eye.

Boulders on the Lake Huron shoreline.

Now the remains of a fallen tree lying in a ditch on the South Bruce Peninsula. It was the range of colours in this autumn detail that caught my eye.

Worn and Weathered autumn detail.

Finally some weathered and worn wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy's Bay.

The fourth day of Spring.

I went down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise this morning. Between an ongoing health issue and limited access to the shoreline due to snow and ice it was the first chance I’ve had to get down there recently.

Not the most spectacular sunrise and it was bitterly cold down on the shoreline but it was still nice to be out with the camera. Ice on Colpoy’s Bay with snow on the shoreline and the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

The fourth day of Spring.