Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself.

Having been taking photos for over 40 years I had a few ideas for the challenge and changed my plans for the post several times. Eventually I decided to pick one image from each decade.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland in 1985. After 3 days of rain it stopped for a while.

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Male and female American Avocets on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1995. I spent an hour with the birds, the only sighting of the species I have had.

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An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in 2008. I went down to the shoreline for the sunrise and stayed for a while checking out what birds were around.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in 2017. The rain was too heavy to stop for a shot of the rainbow over some trees in their autumn colour. A quarter mile later the rain had eased off enough to stop.

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Under a cloudy sky

The Traveling At Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Under Cloudy Skies.

As seems to be the case for a lot of recent challenges I came up with an idea before changing my mind and finally going with my third or fourth idea.

In the end I decided to go with the occasional consequence of cloudy skies, a rainbow. All I had to do then was decide which rainbow photo.

In the end I went with this double rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula. The old barn is a local favourite and I got lucky when the very heavy rain eased off allowing me to line the brighter rainbow up with the barn.

A double rainbow over an old barn.

In the country, two barns.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is In The Country.

Having grown up in the country in Cheshire, England the first thing that sprang to mind was the old barns you see in the countryside in Canada. A lot of the old barns in England have been converted into accommodation for people.

These two barns are local to where I live now. Both are still in use, one for storage, the other is still being used for cattle. Both were taken around sunrise, my preferred time for photography.

Old barn in mist at sunrise.

An old barn at sunrise.

A double ‘bow

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Living in Your Best Light.

Coming home through a thunderstorm one afternoon last autumn there was a double rainbow and some nice light on the fields of the side road we live on. I drove down the road in heavy rain hoping it would ease off enough to get some shots of the rainbows. It eased off enough for me to stop the car and grab some shots at the barn. I dried the camera off with a towel when I got home.

So some nice light where we live.

Barn and rainbows.