Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place.

Having moved around the U.K. and Canada over the decades I had quite a few ideas for the challenge. It was my recent One Word Sunday: Luck that made me think of the summer of 1985.

I spent part of that summer living in southern Ontario. All the photos are from that summer.

The sun sets behind the Niagara Escarpment at Big Bay. Taken while standing on the dock eating a Rum and Raisin ice cream made in the Big Bay General Store.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place

 

The Cape Croker lighthouse on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place

 

An interesting eroded rock on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Eroded rock, natural sculpture.

 

A monochrome study of a section of the Georgian Bay shoreline at Cape Croker.

Georgian Bay shoreline.

 

The Sydenham River flows over Inglis Falls just outside Owen Sound.

Falling Water.

 

An Eastern Garter Snake twisted in the grass eating a Northern Leopard Frog.

Twisted into an S.

Luck

I had a few ideas for the One Word Sunday challenge Luck.

Some lucky wildlife encounters, some lucky weather conditions. Then I remembered this shot. Taken in the late summer of 1985 after spending part of the summer in southern Ontario shooting wildlife, landscape and travel photos for photo libraries.

I wasn’t expecting anything of this shot, or the others from the evening. I was simply using up the roll of Kodachrome in the camera prior to taking all my exposed film to the Kodachrome lab in Toronto the next day. In the end it was included in a set of shots in a photography magazine that published a portfolio of my work a couple of years later.

A section of the Georgian Bay shoreline at dusk.

One Word Sunday: Luck

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sculpture

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

I gave the challenge a sideways look and decided to go with a natural sculpture and a manmade sculpture that wasn’t planned as a sculpture.

An interesting weathered rock on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Eroded rock, natural sculpture.

 

The remains of wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay.

Wood piles, a manmade sculpture.

Fossil of a Seashell

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Something Different.

I thought this photo of a seashell fossil was different. It’s probably millions of years old but resembles some of the seashells I picked up along the North Wales coast as a child. It was photographed in Ontario, Canada, now hundreds of miles from the nearest salt water.

Seashell fossil.

Wave on shoreline at sunrise.

I spent part of the summer of 1985 in Ontario, Canada shooting stock for a couple of photo libraries. So Throwback Thursday takes me back 33 years. In a strange coincidence, having moved around Britain and Canada in the intervening years I currently live about 20 minutes from where the photo was taken.

A shot of a wave breaking on the shoreline of Georgian Bay at sunrise using a slow shutter speed to get some movement in the water.

Wave on stones.