CFFC: Winter Scenes

Thinking about Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes it occurred to me that it’s now 20 years since I moved to Ontario. So I decided to limit myself to photos of winter in Ontario.

2004. Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset with frazil ice on Lake Huron in the foreground.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter


2008. Chantry Island at sunset with a frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron in the foreground. I’m not sure if I was standing on the shoreline or the frozen lake when I took the photo.

Bank of cloud at sunset.


2012. Snow on a Pine tree branch.

Pine branch with snow.


2018. A frozen and partially snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

January Squares: Imperial Tower at Twilight

This is my contribution for day six of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

First I must admit that I cheated a little with the title of this post. The official name for the lighthouse is the Chantry Island Lightstation Tower. Although it is more commonly known as the Chantry Island lighthouse locally.

It is an Imperial Tower, one of six built around the Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in the 1850s. No one seems to know where the Imperial Tower name came from.

January Squares: Imperial Tower Light

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

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Playing with Light

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Playing with Light.

The photo was taken in the winter, that’s frazil ice on Lake Huron in the foreground. Which means it also works with the Winter’s Breath challenge.

Mother nature is playing with light supported in a very minor way by me. This is Chantry Island and its lighthouse with a giant sun pillar behind the island. Chantry Island is just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Sun pillars form when the sun is on or below the horizon at sunrise or sunset. The pillar is the reflection of the sun in ice crystals suspended in the air.

My contribution to the playing with light is timing the exposure to coincide with the flashing of the light in the lighthouse. I would count seconds after a flash and release the shutter at five seconds just before the light flashed again.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Playing with Light