Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Nostalgic.

Here’s a small selection of places, species or things that I am nostalgic about.

Having moved to Canada in the late 1990s I still miss the European Robin. They were usually real characters. I had one that would land on the door mirror of the car as soon as I parked. It knew that there was a good chance of something to eat. Here’s one having a bath in Cheshire, England.

Bath time

 

Motorcycles in fog from Snowdonia in North Wales in 1981. This makes me nostalgic for a couple of reasons. Firstly, in those days I would strap a camera bag on the back of a motorcycle and take off across the country or Europe. Secondly, the shot was taken with Ilford XP1, I was one of the field testers prior to its launch. In those days I shot as much black and white film as colour. I no longer have the ability to “see” in black and white the way I could in the days of shooting film.

Motorcycles emerging from fog.

 

In the late 1990s I was living in central Saskatchewan, Canada. Each autumn large numbers of Snow Geese would congregate on their way south for the winter. In this photo a flock is taking off from part of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The sight and sound of the birds taking flight is something I hope I never forget.

A gathering of Snow Geese.

 

A hoarfrost covered Oak tree in Cheshire, England in the early 1980s. This is nostalgia about the simplicity of photography in those days. A manual focus camera and a couple of lenses. A few years later I was carrying a backpack for the various cameras and lenses.

Hoarfrost and snow covered Oak tree.

 

18 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Nostalgic”

  1. Terrific choices David. The motorcycle shot is beautiful in its own way, but the geese are spectacular. They’ve begun to visit a remote area not to far from my home as the migrate by. I’m hoping to catch them this year

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    1. Thanks Tina. The autumn migration of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes is something I would love to witness again and re shoot with digital.

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  2. You made me feel nostalgic! The robin shot with water drops is a classic shot. I miss the European robins when I’m away from home for any length of time. They are characters and very brave around humans for a wild bird. I love the hoar shot too.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I was thinking of using a Robin shot where the bird is standing on a camera lens but decided to go with a natural setting.

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