Categories
Photo Challenges

The Weaver Navigation

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Pick a Topic from my Photo.

This month Cee posted a photo of a river with some old industrial buildings on the far side of the river.

This is Hunt’s Locks on a section of the Weaver Navigation with the Weaver Railway Viaduct behind at Northwich, Cheshire England. The Weaver Navigation is a stretch of the river made navigable for boats. The locks are used to raise and lower boats between different levels of the river. Although the scene looks very industrial, in reality it was mostly residential property in the area.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo
Categories
Photo Challenges

Variations on Pink

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: January Colour – Pink prompt.

Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk
Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dusk.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
Foxgloves growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.
Macro Monday: Jelly Beans
A pink jelly bean amongst other colours.
Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn
A hint of pink in the clouds moving across Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn.
Categories
Photo Challenges

Jujubes

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: January Close Up or Macro.

Jujubes (or Ju-jubes or JuJubes, take your pick) photographed with a cheap 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless rather than a macro lens. An experiment that didn’t really work out as expected. The lens doesn’t seem to produce the swirly, streaking corners and edges when close focused.

CMMC: January Close Up or Macro
Categories
Photo Challenges

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Word that contains the letter U prompt.

I decided to go with a natural history theme and had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

As this bird doesn’t have a ruby coloured throat it’s a female. Given how smart the birds plumage is I suspect that it’s a juvenile female hatched from an egg earlier in the summer. It was photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in August.

CMMC: Contains the letter U
Categories
Photo Challenges

In the Mist at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Pick a Topic from my Photo.

I went with barn as the topic.

My favourite local barn in mist one morning last summer.

Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020
Categories
Photo Challenges

Moored for the Winter

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge which this week has a guest host, Rita from Heart to Heart blog. Rita have given us the prompt Pick Your Topic from My Photo.

I went with boats as the topic.

A narrow boat hire fleet at Wrenbury Mill on the Shropshire Union Canal in southern Cheshire moored for the winter.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo
Categories
Photo Challenges

Gold Horns

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Silver or Gold prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt but wasn’t really happy with any of them. In the end I decided to go with the least obvious idea.

This is a summer plumage Horned Grebe on a pool near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. I thought the birds ‘horn’ and some of the reflections surrounding it were golden. The reflections are a mix of sky, straw bales and a corral fence created by getting down as close to eye level with the bird as possible.

CMMC: Silver or Gold