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Cosmic Photo Challenge

At Night

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: At Night prompt.

To be honest I wasn’t sure what I was going to go with for this challenge. I didn’t realise just how many photos I had taken at night until I started selecting photos.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay at night. Taken while looking for Comet Neowise which I failed to see let alone photograph.
On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight
A very long exposure of Beeston Castle at night. Taken while doing a night shift protecting a Peregrine nest site on the cliff below the castle.
Friendly Friday: Nighttime
Wybunbury churchyard at night, Cheshire, England. Taken for an art school project although I no longer remember what the brief was.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around midnight. 9 hours into the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.
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A Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #20

Rising Up out of the Cheshire plain.

This is my day 20 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

The remains of Beeston Castle in southern Cheshire, England. Built on top of a sandstone outcrop sticking Up out of the Cheshire plain.

April Squares: On Top of the Sandstone Crag
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Photo Challenges

Abandoned

This is my contribution to Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

A local eyesore, the abandoned grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

The ruins of Beeston Castle, Cheshire. Abandoned during the English Civil War after being partially demolished to prevent its further use.

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A Month of Squares

On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight

This a my day 30 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge and a follow-up of sorts to my day nine contribution.

A thank you to Becky for a fun month of squares. Given that our internet connection was flaky at the start of the month and I ended up in hospital a week ago I’m amazed that I only missed one day.

This is Beeston Castle on top of a sandstone crag in Cheshire. The lines across the sky ar star trails. If I recall correctly this is an 100 minute exposure taken in the middle of the night. I was one of the volunteers protecting a Peregrine nest site on the cliff face below the castle.

On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight

 

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A Month of Squares

April Squares: On Top of the Sandstone Crag

This is the remains of Beeston Castle standing on top of a sandstone crag 350 feet above the Cheshire plain and it’s my contribution to day nine of Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Built in the 1220s it fell into disrepair in the 16th century before being used in 1643 during the English Civil War. The castle was partly demolished in 1646 under orders from Cromwell.

My interest in the site? The sandstone cliff below the castle is a nesting site for both Peregrine Falcons and Common Ravens.

April Squares: On Top of the Sandstone Crag

 

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Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tourism

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tourism.

A small selection of tourist attractions photographed over the past 40 years.

This is Beeston Castle, a popular tourist attraction in Cheshire, England.

Although the reason the photo was taken was because there was a Peregrine Falcon nest on a ledge on the cliff below the castle and a Common Raven nest in a cave on the cliff. I was part of a group of volunteers monitoring and protecting the Peregrine Falcons in the 1990s.

One Word Sunday: Monument/monumental.

 

Giant Canadian flag and flagpole with Canada Geese at sunrise. The flagpole is a tourist attraction at the bottom of High Street in Southampton, Ontario photographed in the 2000s.

Canada Geese and a Canadian flag.

 

This is a crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland that was a museum of crofting when I was there in the late 1970s.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia Crofters Cottage.

 

This is Inglis Falls in Ontario, where the Sydenham River flows over the Niagara Escarpment. A popular tourist attraction to the south of Owen Sound, Ontario photographed in the mid 1980s.

Falling Water.

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One Word Sunday

Monumental.

Beeston Castle, Cheshire, England.

One Word Sunday.

One Word Sunday: Monument/monumental.