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Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Rough with the Smooth

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Rough with the Smooth prompt.

I had no ideas for this prompt until I was thinking about going down to the local bay for the sunrise. Which is when the idea of rough and smooth water occurred to me and at that point two photos were obvious picks for the challenge.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

Rough water on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at sunrise.

 

Weekly Prompts: Surface

A mirror smooth section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan at sunset in the autumn.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey prompt.

Of course, with a prompt like that you would expect monochrome images so I’m going in a completely different direction, Grey (or Gray) wildlife.

 

Weekly Prompts: Grey

An immature Grey Heron in fog at a reservoir in south Cheshire, England. The original is on Kodachrome.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey

A Grey Squirrel eating an acorn in a Cheshire, England garden. A species introduced from North America. They have decimated the population of the native Red Squirrel in the U.K. due to a combination of competition and a virus that the Grey Squirrel carries but is immune to.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey

An Eastern Gray Squirrel photographed in Saskatchewan, Canada. The same species as the Grey Squirrel in the Cheshire garden but note that the spelling of Gray changed with the change of continents. This individual was eating Saskatoon berries at -30°C in winter.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat.

When the prompt was posted this part of Ontario had dropped from 30°C to 12°C in the space of 48 hours. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my archives taken when I remembered some detail about the heat.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

Donington Park race circuit in the early 1980s. I was a motorcycle racing guy, I had gone to Donington Park to check out an up and coming racer people were talking about called Ayrton Senna. So of course, I got photos of lots of cars apart from Ayrton Senna. It was that hot in the sun I ended up with blisters on my right ear.

 

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Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan in the late 1990s. I wanted to get as close to eye level with the American White Pelicans as possible. That meant either lying in the hot sun at the edge of the channel or setting up a tripod in the water and sitting in the water behind it.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn in the mid 2000s. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at dawn as it was only going to get hotter as the day went on. I had recently got a new, plastic bodied digital camera and remember wondering how hot it could get before the heat started affecting the camera.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes.

I decided to do some table top photography on Sunday morning. In part because I had a couple of ideas for photos when I was modifying a couple of camera straps on Saturday.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

O rings, but not the soft rubber type. These are hard plastic O rings that I used for my home made camera straps.

 

CFFC: Red and Green

Diamond knurling on a small aluminium flashlight anodized red.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Squares and rectangles of mounted slides.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Fruit flavoured antacid tablets.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown.

The first thing that came to mind was a small selection of photos from my various walks around the neighborhood during the lockdown in Ontario.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March and the sky is already noticeably bluer with so little air traffic.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Some colourful moss and lichen growing on a limestone boulder.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

Ivy growing up a tree trunk.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

A sign of spring, new leaves starting to unfurl two days ago.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space.

As it’s now been weeks since Ontario closed parks and public places I am missing my early morning visits to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.

So I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken at the closest shoreline location to home. I also decided to go back six or seven years as there was lots of photos from that time frame that I had never used in a blog post. All the photos feature a sailboat that used to be moored on that section of Colpoy’s Bay at the time.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle.

Given that the Covid-19 restrictions mean that I am basically just following three or four routes when going for a walk I had started photographing the trees from unusual viewpoints a few weeks ago.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Wordless Wednesday: 1st April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Silent Sunday: 19th April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle