Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The first thought that came to mind when I read the Weekly Prompts: Celebration challenge was fireworks, more specifically Canada Day fireworks.

I suspect they came to mind because this winter I have been digitizing my slide archives and have recently made digital copies of two sets of Canada Day firework photos.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 1999 Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 2007 Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 2017 Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.

 

Fan Of… Olympus Cameras

A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… #54 challenge and a ramble about some of the Olympus cameras I have used over the years.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

A trio of my Olympus OM system cameras, fom left to right, my OM1 from 1976, my first OM2N from 1981 and my OM4T from 1998. I gave the photo an old fashioned film look with Snapseed as it seemed appropriate.

 

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

An early photo taken with the OM1 in late 1976 or early in 1977. Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire. I had previously taken a very similar shot with my Zenit E camera but something happened to the negatives so I had to reshoot the scene the next time there was snow.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

One of the last shots I took using the OM system. Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario on Canada Day 2007. Taken with a telephoto lens from nearly a mile away.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

44 years of Olympus cameras. The back row consists of the three OM system cameras in the first photo. The front row is, on the left, my E-410 from 2007 and on the right my OM-D E-M10 Mark II from last year. The photo was given a Polaroid type border with Snapseed.

 

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

The fourth shot taken with the Olympus E-410. The Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at sunrise. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River is also visible in the Canada Day fireworks photo above.

 

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

The sixth shot taken with the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I was still on crutches after my accident and had only been out of rehab for about a week. One of the few photos taken with the kit lens that came with the camera.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Holidays

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

Having written a few posts about Christmas recently I decided to go with a different approach to the challenge. Here’s a selection of photos taken during various public holidays.

Easter egg laying. A female Eurasian Blue Tit egg laying over the Easter holiday.

Female Blue Tit egg laying

 

Canada Day fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

 

Boxing Day 2007. The sun sets behind Chantry Island while the lighthouse flashes. Lake Huron, Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Holidays

 

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the August long weekend, most commonly know as the Civic Holiday long weekend.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

I thought of a few traditions before thinking of one I have photographed over the past 20 years at various locations. The tradition of fireworks on Canada Day.

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1999.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

 

Canada Day fireworks at Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario taken from The Long Dock in 2007.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

 

Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay in 2018.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.
Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors

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.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.

Night racing

Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.

Sunset light beam.

A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Hunting Red Fox.

A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

breeding adult American White Pelican

Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.

Rocks and waves.

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.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Radiant

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

Setting sun, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The tiny specks are distant wildfowl.

Specks in front of the sun.

Light rays radiating through clouds at sunset, Chantry Island Lighthouse.

Light beams through cloud at sunset.

Canada Day fireworks, 2018.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

The sun rising through fog on Colpoy’s Bay.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Candle flame.

Candle flame.

The sun rising over Colpoy’s Bay on the 2019 summer solstice.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

More Canada Day fireworks.

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.

Canada Day fireworks, Southampton.