Snow on the shoreline in blue.

A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I was shooting with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome and gave this shot a blue tone.

The footprints in the snow aren’t mine. They annoyed me a little when I took the shots and was considering removing them but now they don’t bother me.

Early snow on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

Throwback Thursday

Preening in the shallows.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England in the 1990s.

A group of Black-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in winter plumage standing in a shallow section of the reservoir. I noticed that a surprising number of the birds were taking the opportunity to preen while standing in the water.

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about species having their common English names or their scientific names changed after DNA testing. In this case the scientific name has been changed since the photo was taken and captioned. So many species have had a name changed that these days l Google a species before I write a blog post or caption photos.

Winter plumage Black-headed Gulls.

Wordless Wednesday

Early snow on Chantry Island at sunrise.

Early snow on Chantry Island at sunrise.

Snow on the shoreline.

A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I did a monochrome conversion and then gave it a sepia tone.

A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline below the Niagara Escarpment.

Snow on the shoreline.

Six Word Saturday

Early snow on Silver Birch trees.

Six Word Saturday.

Autumn colour, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Birch trees in early snow.


Clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

One from the archives taken in the mid 2000s and one of my early digital captures.

The sun is below the horizon illuminating the bottom of the clouds and turning Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse into silhouettes. Taken from the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Chantry Island at sunset.

Wordless Wednesday

Clouds and reflections at sunrise.

Clouds and reflections.