Friendly Friday: Leaves.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Leaves.

As there’s a lot of Maple trees around home I decided to go with a selection of photos of Maple leaves. They were all taken locally when I was out for a walk with a camera.

A Maple leaf on snow.

Casting a shadow on the snow.

 

Two Maple leaves on a moss covered boulder.

A pair of Maple leaves.

 

Some Maple leaves.

An early autumn leaf.

 

Even more Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.

 

Many more Maple leaves.

Fisheye autumn colour.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture.

At first I considered the obvious subjects, tree bark, ripples on water. It was the ripples on water that made me think of snow and ice.

Ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in early spring. At this point the ice had thawed a little and started breaking up before refreezing.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture.

A couple of recent early mornings.

A couple of outings down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. The first two outings for my recently assembled, lightweight, back to basics camera kit comprising of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes.

The first outing for the kit saw it and me caught in a thunderstorm and heavy rain shortly after the photo was taken. A 60 second exposure as it was a dark morning.

An outing for my lightweight camera kit.

 

The following morning saw a lot less cloud and an absence of thunder rumbling and heavy rain.

An outing for my lightweight camera kit.

Preening immature Red Knot.

Throwback Thursday travels back to 2006 and an early morning visit to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton for the sunrise.

I found some immature Red Knot on the shoreline and spent some time with them. After a while they were comfortable enough to feed, bath and preen while I photographed them.

A well camouflaged immature Red Knot preening on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Throwback Thursday.