Two Roads in Monochrome

ThIs is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads.

I decided to go with a post of contrasts, an impassable road in summer and a passable with care road in a winter snow storm.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Road

Impassable in the summer, a prairie road in Saskatchewan.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads

Passable with care during a snow storm, a road through the bush in Ontario.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old.

When I read the prompt I thought of my home town, Nantwich in southern Cheshire.

St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town dates back to the 14th century. Interestingly, the church consists of two different architectural styles after construction was interrupted for 20 years, possibly because of the Black Death.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

The western facade.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

A monochrome photo of part of the interior showing some of the woodwork and stonework.

 

Snow Covered Farmland

Throwback Thursday travels back to southern Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Getting up to find it had snowed overnight I did a tour of southern Cheshire trying to make the most of the snow. This shot was taken on a back road north of the village of Audlem. The 13th century St James’ Church in Audlem is on the horizon.

Throwback Thursday: 20th February 2020

 

On the Hunt for Joy: Make Yourself Feel Small

This is a contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Yourself Feel Small.

I thought of various photos for the challenge and decided to go with a small selection with a theme of feeling small due to the vista in front of me. Sometimes your widest lens just isn’t wide enough.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Yourself Feel Small

A section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area at sunset in the autumn. There was thousands of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes in the area on autumn migration which had all managed to disappear.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Yourself Feel Small

A frozen section of marsh at Little Quill Lake at sunset. Little Quill Lake is one of a group of three lakes in central Saskatchewan. There’s a reason Saskatchewan has ‘Land of Living Skies’ on the license plates.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Yourself Feel Small

Storm clouds over Lake Huron at sunset with Chantry Island on the horizon. The next land is Michigan in the U.S.

 

CFFC: Red Knot

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to have the Letter “K” anywhere in the word.

I started thinking about some of the birds and mammals that have the letter K in their common English names. One of the first species that came to mind was Red Knot, possibly because in Britain the common English name is simply Knot.

Having spent some time with two juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario when they had stopped off on autumn migration I decided to go with a selection of photos showing various activities.

These young birds had hatched from eggs a few months previously and had already traveled a considerable distance from the Canadian arctic. Some Red Knot fly to coastal South America for the winter.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Feeding.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Bathing.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Scratching.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Resting.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Number

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Number and in this case the number is 59 during the first weekend of April 1982.

That was the race number for Team Bike in their first World Endurance Championship race, a 24 hour motorcycle race at the historic Le Mans race track in France.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Number

Number 59 makes a pit stop in the middle of the night. The bike is refueled and the oil level in the motor is checked while the riders discuss something and a French official uses a torch to watch the pit crew.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number

Number 59 enters the start/finish straight at around midnight. 9 hours into the race, 15 to go.

 

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

Number 59 makes a dawn pit stop. Tyres are being checked to decide if either will need to be changed on the next pit stop while being watched by multiple French officials.