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.
Yellow wheels. A traction engine at a steam rally in Cheshire.
Red wheel detail. A steam traction engine wheel at a steam fair.
Orange wheels. A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.
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.
A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area at sunset in winter.
Whitetail Deer at dusk near Punnichy.
A frozen section of marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake.
A Striped Skunk in the spring between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake.
Sunrise reflected in a frozen slough near Punnichy.
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.
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.
Blue on blue. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.
Blue rain. Or at least raindrops on the roof of a blue car.
Blue aluminium. Knurled aluminium anodized blue on the body of a small torch (flashlight).
Blue dawn. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky over Colpoy’s Bay.
Blue ripples. The blue sky reflected in the ripples on Georgian Bay, Ontario.
Blue in the snow. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament in the snow last autumn.
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.
Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in the autumn.
One Word Sunday: Pareidolia
A Tree Creature with lopsided ears.
A Rock Creature, being spied on by a Discworld troll?
Being watched by an Ice Creature on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.