ThIs is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads.
I decided to go with a post of contrasts, an impassable road in summer and a passable with care road in a winter snow storm.
Impassable in the summer, a prairie road in Saskatchewan.
Passable with care during a snow storm, a road through the bush in Ontario.
A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines.
My first thought was of roads disappearing off in the distance.
Having spent part of the winter making digital copies of my slide archives I had found several photos of roads suitable for the challenge so I decided to go with my initial thought.
A road through Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands in the autumn.
A closed road near Raymore, Saskatchewan that didn’t have a Road Closed sign stopping you turning onto it.
Motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, Wales. Taken in the early 1980s when I was field testing Ilford XP1 prior to its launch.
A gravel road on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario heads towards a section of the Niagara Escarpment.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the late 1980s. Back then England still had spells of winter weather.
One wintry spell saw me on a back road near the town of Audlem in southern Cheshire. When I saw this snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree I had to find somewhere to park and get a photo. I have posted a similar shot before but this version has more of the branches of a second Oak tree in the top of the frame and slightly more road in the foreground.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories.
I came up with two very different photos for this challenge.
A childhood Christmas memory, Viennese Shortcakes according to my mother’s recipe. Also known as Viennese Whirls according to Google. These were made yesterday following my mother’s recipe.
A recent Christmas memory, Christmas day morning two years ago. The snow got heavier in the afternoon.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Secrets.
It’s not much of a secret but I first started blogging as The Grumpy Snapper. I still post occasionally to that blog but not very regularly these days.
I started this blog to document the 52 week photo project that I did in 2018. After a while this became my primary blog and The Grumpy Snapper was relegated to rambles about aspects of photography and the occasional rant.
The name came from my reputation for being grumpy and a derogatory term for a photographer. Some photographer’s get upset about being referred to as snappers but it’s not something that has ever bothered me.
Here’s a couple of snaps from the summer that I posted as The Grumpy Snapper but I didn’t post on this blog. Both shots were taken when I was testing the Meike 25mm lens I added to my lightweight, back to basics kit of three manual focus primes.
Some backlit Maple leaves on a local back road. Sometimes it’s just about the light.
Amethyst Aster flowers on a local back road. Testing how the lens renders the out of focus background.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside and/or Small Towns.
When I first moved to southern Ontario 19 years ago I lived in a small town for 8 years before moving to the countryside.
This is a section of High Street, Southampton, Ontario early on a Saturday morning. I lived a few yards off High Street for around 7 years.
The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. On the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Taken from Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street.
This is a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario near where I have lived for 11 years.
An old barn on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
A bush section of a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula on Christmas day a couple of years ago.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Road.
Originally I thought I would go with two roads in summer many miles apart in Canada. Then I remembered a shot from Christmas day, 2017.
A back road in the summer on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. I was returning from photographing a sunrise when I stopped for this shot. I liked the way the low sun was illuminating the grass seed heads along the sides of the road.
A back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario on Christmas day, 2017. Falling snow is obscuring the end of the road.
This gravel road in Saskatchewan, Canada should have had a Road Closed sign at the junction so you wouldn’t drive down it only to find the road was underwater.