A recent dawn over Berford Lake and my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #52 Photo Challenge.
Monochrome Monday travels back a few days to a walk around the neighborhood.
Most of the leaves have been off the trees for weeks in this part of Ontario so when I spotted a solitary Maple leaf a selective colour treatment came to mind.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Low light prompt.
On reading the prompt I thought of a couple of recent mornings when I got to a sunrise location early.
A 30 second exposure of Berford Lake at dawn.
A 13 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
I had a couple of ideas for the One Word Sunday prompt Night.
Then I remembered my fruitless visits to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay looking for Comet Neowise in the summer and one long exposure photo showing star trails in particular. Apparently the planet was passing through three different meteor showers at the time which explains the shooting stars.
My Saturday Bird this week is the Redwing (Turdus iliacus), a member of the thrush family. It’s not related to the Red-winged Blackbird native to North America.
The Redwing is native to Europe and the Palearctic and is a winter visitor to the U.K. although a few birds stay to breed in the summer. This individual is eating a Holly berry in a garden in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
The Colpoy’s Bay dock at sunrise.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.