Vanishing Point.

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Vanishing Point.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some shots from last autumn. I had gone down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise but it was thick cloud with no colour in the sky so I shot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome.

It was my first chance to visit the dock after it had been closed for repairs. I was in a retro mood and grabbed my small camera bag with with four manual focus prime lenses. This shot was taken with my fisheye lens, a fairly recent addition to my retro kit. The kit was originally three lenses, a wide angle, a standard lens and a telephoto. Similar to the kit I used as a photography student in the late 1970s.

Colpoy's Bay dock.

Spot the Great Blue Heron.

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Signs.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some photos of a Great Blue Heron fishing behind a no fishing sign.

In some shots I focused on the bird, others I focused on the sign. For this challenge I picked a shot where the sign was in focus and the Heron appears to be laughing at the sign.

No Fishing Sign.

St Mary’s Church, Acton, Cheshire.

The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Worship.

This is St Mary’s Church, Acton, Cheshire. Built in the 12th century the tower collapsed in a storm in March 1757 and was rebuilt after the storm but shortened by over 20 feet.

Built with local red sandstone I like the colour combination of the deep blue sky, weathered red sandstone and green grass.

St Mary's Church south side.

Delicious.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Delicious.

My initial idea was for the various caterpillars, spiders and assorted other insects being fed to young birds by their parents.

Then it occurred to me just how many shots of birds and mammals feeding I had in my archives. So I decided to expand on the original idea with a selection of six different feeding behaviours.

First, an American Red Squirrel feeding on seed in the grass in Ontario, Canada.

Feeding American Red Squirrel.

An adult Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young with a green caterpillar in Cheshire, England.

Feeding the young.

A Bohemian Waxwing eating a berry at -30°C in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A Bohemian Waxwing at -30°C.

A Black-throated Blue Warbler pretending it’s an Oriole by feeding on the grape jelly in an Oriole feeder in Ontario, Canada.

Male Black-throated Blue Warbler.

An American White Pelican with a large fish in its pouch in Saskatchewan, Canada.

American White Pelican with fish.

Finally, an adult Great Crested Grebe feeding one of its own breast feathers to its young in Cheshire, England.

Adult Great Crested Grebe with young.

Waves at Sunrise.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Found Art.

I was considering a few photos and then thought about some of my shots of waves and ripples at sunrise and sunset. I find the randomness of the waves and ripples and the way the colours in the sky reflect on the water interesting.

This shot was taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.