This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go simple, the prompt is night so photos taken at night. I then decided on only two photos taken about 40 years apart.
Inside a graveyard at night, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England. Taken in the late 1970s when I was a photography student. Part of an art school project although after all these years I don’t remember the brief. I do remember getting permission to take them. Nowadays there would probably have to be a healthy and safety assessment before entering such a dangerous location at night.
Wiarton Village Fair fireworks. Taken one year ago today. This year’s fireworks will be going off in around 15 hours. You get an idea of how big some of these modern commercial fireworks are when you compare them to the lights on the fun fair rides on the horizon. The photo was taken from over two miles away across Colpoy’s Bay from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.
As someone who is primarily an outdoor photographer I had plenty of photos to pick from but I needed a theme to follow. So I decided to go with as wide a variety of subject matter as possible and to start in the 1970s and end this summer.
One of my earliest photos. The negative for the first version got lost or damaged so I reshot the scene next time there was snow. Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the mid 1970s.
Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.
Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.
A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.
A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.
An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.
Canada Day fireworks from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The fireworks are in the town of Wiarton a couple of miles away across the bay. Taken on Canada Day last year.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 3 Items or the Number Three.
I decided to limit myself to three photos of three items.
Three birds at sunrise.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Radiant.
Setting sun, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The tiny specks are distant wildfowl.
Light rays radiating through clouds at sunset, Chantry Island Lighthouse.
Canada Day fireworks, 2018.
The sun rising through fog on Colpoy’s Bay.
The sun rising over Colpoy’s Bay on the 2019 summer solstice.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Display.
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird displaying to attract a female near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Old commercial vehicle display, Queens Park, Crewe, Cheshire, England.
A pair of Great Crested Grebes performing the weed waving part of their courtship display in the spring, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.
Canada Day firework display, Wiarton, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
My contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Illumination.
This week’s Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Round Things.
As usual I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of something completely unrelated to my original thoughts. I had the post finished before deleting it and reverting to one of my original ideas.
A variety of round fireworks at the Wiarton Village Fair taken from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay. The dock is a couple of miles away from the fireworks across the bay.