It was the Wiarton Village Fair over the weekend of week 31. So on the Sunday evening I went down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the Village Fair fireworks.
The fireworks are launched from the public dock in the town of Wiarton. According to Google maps the two docks are 2.6 miles apart across Colpoy’s Bay.
For these fireworks I used a telephoto lens I purchased in the very early 1980s. I say very early because I remember using it at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in April 1982. Between the camera and lens was a 1.4x teleconverter that I wasn’t sure would even fit on the back of the lens until I tried it shortly before the fireworks started.
As this is the first Throwback Thursday after Canada Day I thought this selection was rather appropriate.
Not as old a photo as some of my Throwback Thursday posts but there is a reason why I picked this shot. Taken 11 years ago, it was one of the last images I shot on film. I suspect it was on the last roll of film I exposed.
Taken on the Lake Huron shoreline, it’s the Canada Day firework display in Southampton, Ontario. I set up some distance down the lakeshore and photographed the fireworks with a long telephoto lens. The photo also show the Range Light at the mouth of the Saugeen River. The spit on the shoreline that the fireworks are being set off from in now under water as the level has risen since the photo was taken.
This pick for week 26 scraped in with an hour and 50 minutes to spare. Sunday was Canada Day so in the evening I went down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the Wiarton firework display.
The display was set up on the public dock in Wiarton, a couple of miles away across the bay.
The Tour Guide weekly photo challenge.
Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at sunrise in early April. Most of the winter ice has melted.
It’s July the 1st. Canada Day and the celebration of 150 years of confederation. Looking across Colpoy’s Bay at the Wiarton Canada Day fireworks.
Mid December and ice is forming on Colpoy’s Bay while the mouth of the bay is obscured by falling snow.