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Cosmic Photo Challenge

12 months ago

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming prompt.

The prompt started me thinking about how much has changed since Christmas was coming a year ago. That got me thinking about the Santa Claus parade in the local town.

There was no parade this year, instead you could make an appointment to walk past Santa last Saturday evening.

Normally the parade involves travelling two blocks along the highway through town. This year the highway is ripped up for the replacement of water mains and sewers.

Between Covid-19 and construction work there wasn’t a chance of a parade this year. So here’s a couple of photos from last year.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming
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Six Word Saturday

Before the world turned upside down

A sunrise from 12 months ago taken at my favourite local sunrise location. A location that is currently out of bounds due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Before the world turned upside down
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One Word Sunday

Early

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Early.

I had a few ideas for the prompt before thinking of the summer solstice, the earliest sunrise of the year. I didn’t get any summer solstice sunrise photos this year as all my local locations were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So this shot is very early morning on the 2019 summer solstice.

One Word Sunday: Early
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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons prompt.

There’s no real signs of spring around here yet but we had a mild winter with not a lot of snow so we may have an early spring. The possibility of an early spring is shown in these three photos of Colpoy’s Bay in the first week of spring over the last three years.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

24th March 2018. Refrozen after a partial thaw.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

24th March 2019. Still frozen.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

22nd March 2020. Open water, the bay hardly started freezing last winter.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Spring has Sprung

When I read Dale’s prompt for the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Spring has Sprung it was -13°C feeling like -16 in the wind and we’d had 4 inches of snow the day before.

So here is my take on the challenge, three photos of the local bay in March over the last three years. Can anyone see any signs of spring?

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Spring has Sprung

Open water on Colpoy’s Bay in March 2020.

 

The fourth day of Spring.

A frozen Colpoy’s Bay in March 2019.

 

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

A frozen and partially snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in March 2018.

 

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2019

2019: Leftovers

A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.

In no particular order.

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.

2019: Leftovers

 

Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers

 

A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.

2019: Leftovers

 

A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.

2019: Leftovers

 

Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.

2019: Leftovers

 

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2019

2019 in Monochrome

A small selection of monochrome shots from 2019.

A seed head in the snow in January.

Minimalist plant remains.

 

A Bracken frond, testing a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in June.

Monochrome Monday: 30th September 2019

 

Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera in July.

Hosta leaves in monochrome.

 

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in August.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Take New Photos.

 

Ivy leaves on a tree trunk in November.

2019 in Monochrome