The Traveling At Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Under Cloudy Skies.
As seems to be the case for a lot of recent challenges I came up with an idea before changing my mind and finally going with my third or fourth idea.
In the end I decided to go with the occasional consequence of cloudy skies, a rainbow. All I had to do then was decide which rainbow photo.
In the end I went with this double rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula. The old barn is a local favourite and I got lucky when the very heavy rain eased off allowing me to line the brighter rainbow up with the barn.
Actually, quite a small section of Last Mountain Lake at sunset in winter. Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake, is approximately 93 km long but only 3 km wide at its widest point.
The northern section, where this shot was taken, is the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The area is a major staging ground for Snow Geese on autumn migration along with other wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes.
Saturday morning of week 47 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I wasn’t planning on being down there as the weather forecast was for rain starting before sunrise. I checked the local weather when the alarm went off which was reporting mostly cloudy but dry so I decided to head out.
I get the current weather conditions from the nearest Environment Canada Weather Station which is at Wiarton Airport. The airport is across Colpoy’s Bay on top of the Niagara Escarpment. In this shot the airport is to the left of the right hand tree.
The band of clear sky over the Niagara Escarpment didn’t last long before it was full cloud cover. The dark specks on the foreground snow are seeds from one of the trees on the shoreline.
Chantry Island, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
Six Word Saturday.
A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I did a monochrome conversion and then gave it a sepia tone.
A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline below the Niagara Escarpment.
A shot from the archives, one of my early digital captures. Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon from the shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.
A nearly full moon sits high in the sky with an interesting cloud illuminated by the rising sun lower in the sky.
A photo of the setting sun taken with a telephoto. I had a couple of teleconverters stacked behind the lens to make the sun as large as possible in the frame. The specks around the sun are very distant wildfowl. I was hoping for a large V of Sandhill Cranes to cross the sun but they wouldn’t cooperate.
One from the archives taken in early autumn when the wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes are gathering up ready to head south for the winter. Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.