July Squares: Ice Blue at -40 degrees.

A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.

Just in case anyone is wondering if that’s -40° Celsius or Fahrenheit, it’s both. When you get down to -40° it’s the same.

I picked this shot because this part of Ontario is under a heat warning with temperatures in the 30s with the humidity making it feel like the 40s.

A frozen section of marsh at dusk. Part of Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A dusk at-40°.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Shades of Pink.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Shades of Pink.

I decided to go with three photos taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Patches of ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn.

Range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River.

Cloud over Lake Huron at sunrise.

Clouds at sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Your Choice.

As this is the first anniversary of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge the subject has been left to the contributors this week with the prompt: Your Choice.

After having a few thoughts for the challenge I came up with the idea of photos taken during the blue or golden hour, one for each decade starting with the 1970s.

1970s. Moonrise through an Oak tree, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Moonrise over farmland, Cheshire, England.

 

1980s. Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland close to sunset.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

1990s. A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

 

2000s. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Range light at sunrise, Southampton, Ontario.

 

2010s. Two birds on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Two birds at sunrise.

Friendly Friday: Between the Lines.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Between the Lines.

Between the Lines of tree trunks in the autumn.

Autumn tree trunks.

Between the Lines of my fingerprint in Sodium Thiosulfate crystals.

A fingerprint in sodium thiosulfate.

Between the Lines of bark on a tree trunk.

Monochrome tree bark.

Between the Lines of a Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel.

Ground Squirrel in the summer.

Between the Lines of quartz in a boulder.

Monochrome boulder with lines of quartz.

Between the Lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Serenity.

A few photos that I find rather serene.

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

Resting male Common Pochard, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

Common Pochard napping.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Shadows from trees.

Center of a Coneflower, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Florescent Coneflower.

Patches of ice on Lake Huron at dusk, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Mist over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Mist over Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Frozen marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Unique.

I had a few ideas for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which is Unique.

It was only when selecting photos for the challenge that it occurred to me just how many are unique. So I decided to restrict my selection to photos taken around the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, because that was where the first two photos I selected were taken.

A unique mix of driftwood and pebbles on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Driftwood and pebbles.

A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

Chantry Island at sunset.

A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunrise.

A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.

Waves on the shoreline.

A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.