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Monthly Squares

Five Of A Kind #2

Five Bewick’s Swans at dusk. Photographed at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire, England.

This is my day 18 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Five Of A Kind
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Monthly Squares

Five Of A Kind

Five Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at dusk. Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada during autumn migration.

This is my day 5 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Five of a Kind
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Throwback Thursday

Georgian Bay at dusk

Throwback Thursday travels back to Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1985. I spent part of the summer in Ontario shooting nature and travel photos for a couple of photo agencies.

This was a completely unplanned photo. I was about to head back to the U.K. so wanted to use up the roll of Kodachrome 64 in the camera. I went down to the Georgian Bay shoreline at dusk and used the film up.

The next day I drove into Toronto to drop all my exposed Kodachrome off at the Kodak processing plant. I picked up the processed films on my way to the airport two days later.

Sometime later this was one of the photos included in a portfolio  of my work published in a photo magazine.

 

Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk

 

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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

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and was thinking about some of the winters in Canada. So I decided to go with a small selection of winter photos.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

Ice thick enough to drive on. A section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was -40° when the photo was taken. -40° is the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads

Snow storm. This snow fell in a couple of hours on a Christmas Day morning. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, there was another 4 inches of snow during the rest of the day.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Frazil ice on Lake Huron. What looks like water in the foreground is frazil ice. When it is cold enough to start freezing water but wave action stops the water freezing solid frazil ice forms. Think of it as a thick, slushy ice.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk.

Having quite a few photos to pick from I decided to go with two favourites, one from Saskatchewan, Canada and one from Ontario, Canada, both featuring ice.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A frozen section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

Lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk during the spring thaw. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Monochrome Motorsports

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letter R.

I thought the two R in motorsports was a start. Then I found a couple of photos with more letter R in the captions.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Letter R

Rallying, a dusk spectator stage of the Lombard RAC Rally.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Scrambling at Hatherton, Cheshire.