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Rusty

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rusty or Decayed prompt.

I thought of two very different photos taken many years apart.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

A rusty tin roof on an abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

A rusty license plate being used to reinforce a splitting railroad tie being used as a fence post near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Photo Challenges

Abandoned

This is my contribution to Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

A local eyesore, the abandoned grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

The ruins of Beeston Castle, Cheshire. Abandoned during the English Civil War after being partially demolished to prevent its further use.

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Crofters Cottage Museum

This week Travel Tuesday is traveling back to the Isle of Skye at Easter in 1980.

This is an old, thatched crofters cottage that had been turned into a museum of crofting. It has since been expanded with more buildings and is now known as the Skye Museum of Island Life.

Travel Tuesday: Old Crofters Cottage Museum
Crofters Cottage Museum on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes.

Once again I am cheating a little with my response to the prompt. Over Christmas I started the fairly major project of digitising my colour slide and black and white negative archives.

When Ontario went into lockdown it gave me lots of time to continue the project. I currently have 8,000 slides digitised plus dozens of key black and white negatives.

This has allowed me to rediscover some personal favourites and discover some overlooked photos that have become favourites.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire in the 1990s. An overlooked photo that has since become a favourite.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland with the mist shrouded Cuillin mountains across the bay behind. A favourite that I didn’t have a good digital copy of until a couple of weeks ago.

One Word Sunday: Ice

A frozen and partially snow covered slough at sunrise with weak sun pillar. I discovered a set of sunrise photos from Punnichy, Saskatchewan with a weak sun pillar in the sky.

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

Hoarfrost on Privet leaves in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. The vertical version of this photo has long been a favourite but I didn’t remember taking a horizontal version until I started digitising some of my black and white negatives.

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Abandoned crofters cottage

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty.

When I read the prompt I thought of a favourite photo that would work well for the prompt. An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye I photographed 40 years ago.

The problem was I only had a low quality digital version, a copy of a slide that was a copy of a print from the negative. I had gone through my negative files twice without finding the original negative. So I went through the files a third time, determined to find the negative which I eventually did.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage in Elgol on the Isle of Skye with the Cuillin mountains across the bay behind the cottage.

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast.

Three different looks at coast’s over 25 years.

Isle of Skye Coast. An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Abandoned cottage in front of the Cuillin.

 

North Wales Coast. Oystercatchers on a section of the North Wales coast at Point of Air, Flintshire.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Coast

 

Ontario, Canada Coast. A section of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Chantry Island is on the horizon and a long way behind the island is Michigan in the U.S.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

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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.