This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Light Green or Neon Green prompt.
Throwback Thursday this week is returning to the exploration of my film archives with a photo from the early 1980s.
First light on fresh snow on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The cold light of day prompt.
Being a morning person and as dawn and sunrise is frequently the coldest part of the day I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken at dawn in winter and featuring ice or snow.
My Saturday Bird this week continues my look back at species photographed in Saskatchewan in winter.
This is the Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris). It is known as the Shore Lark in Europe due to the species being found on coastlines in winter.
This individual was photographed feeding on wheat stubble near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in winter. Photographed through an open vehicle window on a -30°C morning.
This is the first Film Friday where I look back at some of the film shots in my archives.
This shot dates back to the mid 1970s. Judging from the soft corners of the shot I’m guessing it was taken with the Zenit E camera I used back then.
Ice on a puddle in a muddy wheel rut on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. The lines in the ice always make me think of contour lines on a map.
My Saturday Bird is continuing my recent theme of birds in winter. This week’s species is the Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).
It is an arctic species with a circumpolar arctic breeding range. The species heads south in the autumn to winter in northern temperate zones. Interestingly they migrate at night using the earth’s geomagnetic field to navigate.
This individual was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The birds plumage is partially camouflaged against the partially snow covered wheat stubble. Photographed through an open vehicle window on a bitterly cold morning. It was -35°C if I recall correctly.
Throwback Thursday this week is continuing my look back at some of the oldest snow scenes in my slide archives.
Snow on a farm at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the early 1980s. A break in the clouds at dawn.