Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Wheels

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Wheels.

Having been digitising my slide archives for a few months I thought about some of the colourful wheels found on old steam traction engines and farm tractors from my years living in Cheshire, England.


Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Yellow wheels. A traction engine at a steam rally in Cheshire.


Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Red wheel detail. A steam traction engine wheel at a steam fair.


Weekly Prompts: Wheels

Orange wheels. A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Distance

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

As a nature and landscape photographer I have been social distancing for decades. I started thinking about some of the locations in Saskatchewan where there wasn’t another human being for miles. Especially in winter when some farmers move into town, just because there’s a farm 5 miles away doesn’t mean there’s anyone living there. For some of these photos I was miles from the nearest road.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area at sunset in winter.


Fan Of... OM Zuiko 350mm lens

Whitetail Deer at dusk near Punnichy.


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Yourself Feel Small

A frozen section of marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends

A Striped Skunk in the spring between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake.


One Word Sunday: Ice

Sunrise reflected in a frozen slough near Punnichy.


Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 30th March 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to Merseyside in the late 1980s for a selective colour treatment.

I was photographing interesting post boxes because editors and publishers were often looking for images of typically British things and red post boxes were a regular request.

This is a Victorian post box in Abercromby Square, Liverpool, part of the University of Liverpool campus if I recall correctly. I gave it a selective colour treatment because there was very little colour in the photo apart from the postbox.

Monochrome Monday: 30th March 2020


Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blue

On reading the prompt for the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour I immediately thought of blue. In part because when I read the prompt I was picking photos for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow and blue is the complimentary colour to yellow.

I suspect that another reason for thinking blue was because of the blue, yellow and red butterfly garden ornaments I walk past on some of my walks around the neighborhood and that I have been taking photos of for the past few winters.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue on blue. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind

Blue rain. Or at least raindrops on the roof of a blue car.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue aluminium. Knurled aluminium anodized blue on the body of a small torch (flashlight).


CFFC: Basically One Colour

Blue dawn. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky over Colpoy’s Bay.


Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #18

Blue ripples. The blue sky reflected in the ripples on Georgian Bay, Ontario.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue in the snow. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament in the snow last autumn.


Water Water Everywhere

WWE #21: An Extreme View

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21 photo challenge.

This is Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise. It is formed by a large loop in the Niagara Escarpment which runs up the eastern side of the Bruce Peninsula.

The reason I say it’s an extreme view is because it was taken with a fisheye lens although that’s not obvious because I kept the horizon running across the center of the frame. This avoids the curvature very often associated with fisheye lenses.

The horizontal angle of view through the center of the frame is 130 degrees, more than the human eye can comfortably take in without turning the head. This is shown by the mouth of bay being visible on the left side of the frame which is to the north east. On the right side of the frame is the remains of a row of wood piles sticking out of the water which are to the south east from where the photo was taken.


Water Water Everywhere #21

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in the autumn.


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 29th March 2020

Silent Sunday: 29th March 2020


One Word Sunday


One Word Sunday: Pareidolia


One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

A Tree Creature with lopsided ears.


One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

A Rock Creature, being spied on by a Discworld troll?


One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

Being watched by an Ice Creature on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.