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.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore.

Having been living close to various lakes since settling in Canada in the late 1990s I had rather a lot of lakeshore options for this challenge.

So I decided to go with a selection of shots of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. I lived a few blocks from the lakeshore for a few years in the 2000s which means that the photos are a mix of film and digital.

Storm clouds over Lake Huron at sunset. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

Canada Geese and Canadian flag at sunrise from The Long Dock in Southampton. The flag is 50 x 25 feet and the flagpole is 135 feet high to celebrate the town’s 135 anniversary.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout looking north.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

A section of the shoreline at dawn. Looking north from The Long Dock.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Unique

I had a few ideas for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which is Unique.

It was only when selecting photos for the challenge that it occurred to me just how many are unique. So I decided to restrict my selection to photos taken around the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, because that was where the first two photos I selected were taken.

A unique mix of driftwood and pebbles on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Driftwood and pebbles.

A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

Chantry Island at sunset.

A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunrise.

A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.

Waves on the shoreline.

A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.

Endings

My contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Endings.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with a selection of photos taken at the end of the day.

Old barn and long shadows at the end of the day, Ontario, Canada.

Old barn at sunset.

Male Common Pochard at the end of the day, Lancashire, England.

Being watched at sunset.

Black-headed Gulls in winter roost at the end of the day, Cheshire, England.

Black-headed Gull winter roost.

White-tailedDeer at the end of the day, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Winter White-tailed Deer at dusk.

Canada Geese flying to roost at end of the day, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.

Chantry Island at sunset.

St James’ Church, Audlem, Cheshire, England in silhouette at the end of the day.

Church at sunset.

Lines of ice on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada at the end of the day.

Blue ice, orange water.

Canadian flag at sunrise.

One from the archives, taken 11 years ago on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

The Canadian flag is at the bottom of High Street in Southampton. It was erected to commemorate the 135th anniversary of Southampton and is 135 feet high. The flag is 50 feet by 25 feet.

I had the tripod set up on the beach to the south shooting a variety of compositions of the backlit flag when a family party of Canada Geese flew north along the shoreline. I waited for them to fly into the frame so I could get a shot of them and the flag.

Canada Geese and a Canadian flag.