This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.
As someone who is primarily an outdoor photographer I had plenty of photos to pick from but I needed a theme to follow. So I decided to go with as wide a variety of subject matter as possible and to start in the 1970s and end this summer.
One of my earliest photos. The negative for the first version got lost or damaged so I reshot the scene next time there was snow. Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the mid 1970s.
Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.
Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.
A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.
A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.
An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.
Canada Day fireworks from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The fireworks are in the town of Wiarton a couple of miles away across the bay. Taken on Canada Day last year.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Radiant.
Setting sun, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The tiny specks are distant wildfowl.
Light rays radiating through clouds at sunset, Chantry Island Lighthouse.
Canada Day fireworks, 2018.
The sun rising through fog on Colpoy’s Bay.
The sun rising over Colpoy’s Bay on the 2019 summer solstice.
As this is the first Throwback Thursday after Canada Day I thought this selection was rather appropriate.
Not as old a photo as some of my Throwback Thursday posts but there is a reason why I picked this shot. Taken 11 years ago, it was one of the last images I shot on film. I suspect it was on the last roll of film I exposed.
Taken on the Lake Huron shoreline, it’s the Canada Day firework display in Southampton, Ontario. I set up some distance down the lakeshore and photographed the fireworks with a long telephoto lens. The photo also show the Range Light at the mouth of the Saugeen River. The spit on the shoreline that the fireworks are being set off from in now under water as the level has risen since the photo was taken.
This pick for week 26 scraped in with an hour and 50 minutes to spare. Sunday was Canada Day so in the evening I went down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the Wiarton firework display.
The display was set up on the public dock in Wiarton, a couple of miles away across the bay so I photographed the fireworks with a telephoto lens.
The Tour Guide weekly photo challenge.
Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at sunrise in early April. Most of the winter ice has melted.
It’s July the 1st. Canada Day and the celebration of 150 years of confederation. Looking across Colpoy’s Bay at the Wiarton Canada Day fireworks.
Mid December and ice is forming on Colpoy’s Bay while the mouth of the bay is obscured by falling snow.