This is my day six contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
Looking up at the autumn leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a fisheye lens although that’s not obvious because there’s very little of the distortion visible with the lens pointing almost straight up.
This is my day two contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
Note. We lost our internet connection yesterday afternoon. I’m posting this using the phone as a WiFi hotspot. This maybe my last blog post for a while.
The ridge in the title refers to the Mid Cheshire Ridge, a line of low sandstone hills sticking out of the Cheshire plain. This section of the ridge is Bickerton Hill, or southern Bickerton Hill according to Wikipedia. The northern Bickerton Hill referenced by Wikipedia was always known as Raw Head by everyone I knew who walked the hills.
I had gone to Bickerton Hill to photograph the autumn colour and was walking along the edge of the ridge when I noticed the frozen puddle on the sandstone ledge. I framed the photo with the puddle at the bottom with the top of the frame looking down into a valley below.
This is my contribution to week 2 of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo.
For week 2 I picked three topics from Cee’s photo, trees, clouds and early mornings. Originally I was planning on going with a single location but quickly thought of other photos. So I limited myself to six photos from the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario taken over the past few years.
Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.
Trees in low cloud at sunrise.
Low cloud amongst the trees on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.
Clouds over Berford Lake before sunrise.
Clouds streaking across Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.
Autumn colour at Bluewater Park shortly after sunrise.
One set of photos came to mind straight away when I read the prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Point Your Camera Upwards.
A few years ago we had some moderately good autumn colour and the leaves were staying on the trees. So I spent some time with a fisheye lens attached to the camera pointed up at the autumn leaves.
I decided to re-edit some of them with a square crop as I thought cropping them square would suit the subject.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections.
I was considering my post early on Sunday morning when I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise photographing the colour reflected in the bay. The first two reflections that came to mind were both from Saskatchewan in the late 1990s so I decided to add a third photo from around the village of Punnichy.
A sunrise partially reflected in the ice on a frozen slough near Punnichy.
A Horned Grebe amongst reflections of weathered straw bales near Punnichy.
Autumn colour partially reflected in a slough near Punnichy.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before deciding to concentrate on one area, Bickerton Hill in Cheshire, England.
A view from the top of Bickerton Hill looking down onto some woodland below.
Fly Agaric fungi growing amongst some Silver Birch trees on top of the hill.
Autumn colour on the side of a section of the hill.
Fallen Horse Chestnuts (or conkers to some British school children) on the ground under a Horse Chestnut tree at the bottom of the hill.
I had a few ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Landscape prompt.
In the end I decided to keep it simple and go with a small, varied selection of photos.
A rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the autumn.
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
Autumn colour on the side of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Storm clouds over Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
A touch of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.