When I read the prompt for Nancy’s A Photo a Week challenge: Work several ideas for a contribution came to mind.
Initially I was thinking about a small selection of photos showing various aspects of farming. In the 1980s and 1990s farming practices were a common request to photo agencies. As I was living in Cheshire, England, a farming area, and had assorted contacts in the farming community I took every opportunity to photograph farming for the agencies.
I then decided to go with a selection of photos of just one activity, ploughing, to show a variety of compositions on one subject. Knowing both the farmer whose land was being ploughed and the contractor doing the ploughing gave me unlimited access.
A vertical side view.
A horizontal three quarter view.
A vertical front view.
This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and day four of my five day sequence of Flight squares.
These are lines of Snow Geese flying to roost at sunset in the autumn. Taken a Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, a staging area for the species on their way south for the winter.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: The Street challenge.
It occurred to me when I was considering the prompt that I seem to have taken photos on the main street in the local town quite a few times since last summer. As a result I decided to go with a selection of shots taken on Berford Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
Looking north early on a Sunday morning in the summer. Berford Street is actually Highway 6 that heads up to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. It’s normally busy with tourists in the summer as there’s a ferry across Lake Huron that sails from Tobermory.
A similar view looking north before the start of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade in December.
The Pacific Hotel on the corner of Berford Street and William Street in the autumn. The slightly run down appearance of the buildings and the storm clouds sum up my feelings for the town at times.
Finally, looking south down the street at the various Christmas lights in December. I thought the wet highway reflecting the lights added to the scene.
I thought of this photo as soon as I read the prompt for One Word Sunday: Change.
Taken in early November almost two weeks before the winter solstice we had already had snow for over a week. I thought the photo was an example of the change of season with autumn leaves and winter snow.
Then I realised that there was a second change involved. It’s the tenth photo taken with my Sony a6000, the first Sony I have used. The lens used was my Olympus 35mm from the 1980s.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Basically Two Colours.
As the prompt was for shots with two colours I decided to go with two photos.
Green and Brown.
Orange and Blue.
Monochrome Monday is from a recent walk around the neighborhood in the snow.
The shot was almost monochrome before doing the conversion but I added a weak blue tint to give it a cooler tone.