Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

I had a few ideas for the challenge after photographing some early fall colour at the weekend. In the end I decided to go with a selection of photos of fall colour covering several decades and various locations.

Fall colour on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the early 1990s.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Fall colour in early snow, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Birch trees in early snow.

 

Fall colour behind a slough, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Autumn colour and reflection.

 

Fall colour on the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada a few years ago.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Fall colour in the mist, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Autumn colour in mist.

 

A section of fallen tree trunk surrounded by fall colour on the South Bruce Peninsula last year.

Worn and Weathered autumn detail.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

There was an obvious choice for me, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Bickerton Hill is a sandstone escarpment forming part of the Sandstone Trail and the southern end of the Mid Cheshire Ridge.

The hill has a long history with an Iron Age hill fort on top of part of it and other evidence of settlement in the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

Autumn colour on part of the hillside.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Snow on the Cheshire plain looking north west from the top of part of the hill.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Some autumn colour isolated with a telephoto lens from the top of the escarpment.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

 

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Shadows.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Shadows.

I decided to go with two images of shadows being cast by trees that are also very different.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England. A film shot from about 25 years ago. Taken with a long telephoto to isolate the trees and shadows as much as possible.

Monochrome trees and shadows.

 

A barcode on the snow. A low winter sun casting long shadows of tree trunks onto snow on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada taken about 18 months ago. This was almost a monochrome image and hardly changed when doing the monochrome conversion.

Tree trunk shadows on snow.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Serenity.

A few photos that I find rather serene.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Serenity.

Resting male Common Pochard, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

Common Pochard napping.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Shadows from trees.

Center of a Coneflower, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Florescent Coneflower.

Patches of ice on Lake Huron at dusk, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Mist over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Mist over Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Frozen marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees.

Hoarfrost covered trees at sunrise, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

snow covered prairie and hoarfrost covered trees

Silver Birch trees in snow on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Silver Birch trees in the snow.

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough in the autumn, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Autumn colour and reflection.

Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Abstract trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract trees.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Shadows from trees.

A hodgepodge of tree trunks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Autumn tree trunks.

 

 

Friendly Friday: Shadows.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Shadows.

Shadows on a tree trunk, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Shadows on a tree trunk in spring.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.

Shadows on the snow, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

shadows on snow

Long shadows and an old barn at sunset, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

An old barn 30 minutes before sunset.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ancient.

My contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ancient.

I was considering various Roman and Medieval buildings I have photographed before deciding to go further back in time.

These photos are taken on Bickerton Hill in south Cheshire, England. This section of the hill is the site on an Iron Age hill fort known as Maiden Castle. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the ramparts defending part of the plateau where built around 600 BC. In reality this is an ancient landscape with very little of the hill fort left to see.

This photo shows the natural slope down from the plateau where the hill fort is situated. This escarpment forms part of the defenses of the fort, it’s a lot steeper than it looks in this photo.

Bickerton Hill escarpment.

What little remains of the defensive earthworks is hidden amongst the Silver Birch trees and Bracken.

Autumn colour on Maiden Castle, Bickerton Hill.

In this photo I am standing in what would have been the north west corner of the hill fort with the escarpment in front of me and the remains of defensive earthworks hidden in the trees to my right.

Standing on the site on an Iron Age hill fort.