Monthly Squares

Perspective on clouds at dusk

This is my day 13 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

Clouds streaking across the sky at dusk. I had set up the camera hoping for some colourful clouds at sunset but it didn’t happen.

As the camera was set up on the tripod I decided to experiment with the live composite setting on the camera. Using live composite the camera takes a single base exposure and the continues to make exposures recording any highlights that change. A modern take on the old multiple exposures technique.


July Squares: Perspective on clouds at dusk


Weekly Photo Challenge

Finally Back At A Sunrise Location

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Not been down there since March.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.


Six Word Saturday: Finally Back At A Sunrise Location


Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes challenge.

Three photos of threes.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Summer Scenes

Three American White Pelicans on a section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams at Loch Arkaig, Scotland. Something of a rarity for me, a scenic photo sort of following the rule of thirds.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings

Three birds silhouetted against the rising sun on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 8th July 2020


Colpoy's Bay at sunrise


Weekly Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Nostalgia

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Nostalgia.

I’m going to take a sideways look at this challenge with a post partly about nostalgia and partly about camera equipment.

It’s now 40 years since I left art school after studying photography. In those 40 years there has been huge advances in equipment and techniques.

Sometimes I will look back at shots in my film archives and consider how much easier some of the shots would be to get today. Or I will be aware of how much better the quality of the images would be compared to the film stocks available when the shots were taken.

So this post is about looking back at some favourite photos and considering how some of my photos could be improved with modern equipment or techniques.


Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number


In the late 1970s and early 1980s I was photographing a variety of motorsports. In those days 200 ISO was the highest colour film speed a lot of editors would accept. One of my current mirrorless cameras has a base of 200 ISO. Also, lenses are faster with better anti-reflection coatings.



Weekly Prompts: Story


Nowadays I would build a LED panel into the top of the nestbox for more even, diffused light.


One Word Sunday: Drama

Nowadays there are techniques for dealing with high contrast lighting like this. I can take multiple exposures and combine them to keep detail in the highlights and open up the shadows.




Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Quiet Moment

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Quiet Moment.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

Chantry Island lighthouse at sunset in the winter. No one else was down on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario given the weather and knee deep snow.


One Word Sunday: Ice

A frozen and partially snow covered slough at sunrise with a weak sun pillar. Photographed on a quiet gravel road near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Delicate Colours

A mist shrouded Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. I was the only person down at that section of the Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario shoreline.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

A section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan at sunset in the autumn. Not another human being for miles.


Weekly Photo Challenge


On reading the prompt Drama for One Word Sunday I thought of some of the dramatic skies I have photographed.

With storm clouds and colourful clouds at sunset I had quite a few to pick from so I went with some storm clouds close to sunset.


One Word Sunday: Drama

Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.