One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Vertiginous.

I had a couple of ideas for the prompt before remembering this photo. Taken approximately 30 years ago, I’m looking over a sandstone escarpment down on the Cheshire plain below. The slope is so steep it used to form the defensive edge of an Iron Age hill fort.

One Word Sunday: History
Photo Challenges

Snow Geese Assemble

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Assemble prompt.

Snow Geese on autumn migration assemble, feed and rest up in Saskatchewan, Canada before continuing on their way south for the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos
Snow Geese flying to roost at sunset in the autumn, Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
One Word Sunday: Spectacle
Snow Geese take off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada
One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Small / Smaller / Smallest prompt.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up - One Word Sunday: Smaller

Small. Three or four years ago I was looking for a small camera bag for a DSLR and small set of manual focus prime lenses as a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools - One Word Sunday: Smaller

Smaller. Then after falling off a ladder 22 months ago and messing up my right shoulder I needed a smaller, lighter kit while I got a range of motion and some strength back. A smaller bag containing a small mirrorless camera and three small manual focus prime lenses.

A Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #27

Up on top of a rock.

This is my day 27 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Four Sanderling Up on top of a rock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario during autumn migration.

Four young Sanderling

Tree Stripes

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.

As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.

I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.

A Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #23

Looking Up at some autumn leaves.

This is my day 23 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking Up at some backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in autumn.

January Squares: Up #14

Natural Patterns on the Bay

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns in Nature prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the ripples on Colpoy’s Bay I had photographed in the six months the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted a little.

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