When I read the prompt for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures I was all at sea.
It’s over 20 years since I lived anywhere close to a sea and even then most of my visits to the coast were to photograph birds. Then I thought about gulls, most people call them seagulls, although some have probably never seen a sea.
So I thought a varied selection of photos of gulls was as close as I was going to get to sea creatures.
A section of the winter gull roost on the move at Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. They’re mostly Black-headed Gulls in this photo.
A calling Ring-billed Gull on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
A section of the winter gull roost at sunset, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.
A juvenile Ring-billed Gull yawning on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Obviously bored with the photo session.
Winter on the South Bruce Peninsula.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.
When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.
Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.
Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Clouds.
My first thought was of some of my visits to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise last year. There was a few occasions when the clouds were more interesting than the sunrise and I was deliberately shooting with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome.
So here are four different mornings from last year featuring interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.
More specifically, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire after a snowfall. In this photo I am looking down onto Silver Birch trees at the base of a section of the hill.
Cee’s prompt for the On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days got me thinking about the proliferation of Hi-Viz clothing.
At the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2018 I was struck by the sheer number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats. At the opening ceremony there was as many people wearing Hi-Viz as there was people in their regular clothes or uniforms. There’s 4 more people in Hi-Viz vests in the parking area behind the fence.
Santa Claus escorted by a phalanx of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats bringing up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2019.
Two photos came to mind when I read the prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind.
So here’s the two roof photos taken around 40 years apart.
Raindrops on a car roof photographed in the late 1970s. I know the approximate date because it’s the car my father had when I was in art school.
A variety of roof styles on the High Street in Southampton, Ontario taken last year.