This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Shades of Pink.
I decided to go with three photos taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Patches of ice on Lake Huron at dusk.
Range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn.
Cloud over Lake Huron at sunrise.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Day Trip.
There was a couple of bird photography locations in Saskatchewan, Canada that I used to spend the day at, Little Quill Lake and the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. Here’s a selection of photos from the two areas.
A frozen marsh at dusk, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.
Striped Skunk in the spring, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.
A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan in winter.
Snow Geese on autumn migration, Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan.
A Marbled Godwit preening in the spring, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.
American White Pelicans in the summer, Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan.
Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset in the autumn, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Shadows.
I decided to go with two images of shadows being cast by trees that are also very different.
Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England. A film shot from about 25 years ago. Taken with a long telephoto to isolate the trees and shadows as much as possible.
A barcode on the snow. A low winter sun casting long shadows of tree trunks onto snow on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada taken about 18 months ago. This was almost a monochrome image and hardly changed when doing the monochrome conversion.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 5+ Items.
As the challenge is 5+ I decided to go with a selection of six photos.
5+ young Eurasian Blue Tits.
5+ tree trunks.
5+ Common Merganser ducklings.
5+ Borage seeds.
5+ red berries.
5+ American White Pelicans.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wall.
As the challenge is singular I decided to go with a single photo of a wall with a long and interesting history.
This is Phoenix Tower, it stands on the northeast corner of the City Walls in Chester, Cheshire, England. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century but it’s what it was built onto that I find more interesting.
The Chester City Walls were built by the Romans in the 2nd century before being added to and extended in the 12th century. This section of the wall contains both Roman and Medieval masonry.
As this is the first anniversary of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge the subject has been left to the contributors this week with the prompt: Your Choice.
After having a few thoughts for the challenge I came up with the idea of photos taken during the blue or golden hour, one for each decade starting with the 1970s.
1970s. Moonrise through an Oak tree, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
1980s. Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland close to sunset.
1990s. A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset.
2000s. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
2010s. Two birds on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.
A selection of bird species with Black in their common English names for the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Black.
A Black Tern feeding over a roadside marsh in Saskatchewan, Canada.
A female Blackcap feeding on a windfall apple in the winter in Cheshire, England. Female Blackcaps have brown caps.
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird displaying in Saskatchewan, Canada.
A male Common Blackbird eating a windfall apple in the winter in Cheshire, England.
A male Black-throated Blue Warbler pretending it’s an Oriole by eating the grape jelly in an Oriole feeder. Ontario, Canada.
A male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming its territory in Saskatchewan, Canada.