This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air.
The prompt got me thinking about the times I have pointed the camera upwards to photograph clouds. Sometimes I leave a small strip of the landscape in to give the photo a sense of scale.
A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset in the autumn.
A frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron at sunset with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Canada Day fireworks in the town of Wiarton from across Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
Snow Geese on autumn migration flying to roost at sunset over Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The first thought that came to mind when I read the Weekly Prompts: Celebration challenge was fireworks, more specifically Canada Day fireworks.
I suspect they came to mind because this winter I have been digitizing my slide archives and have recently made digital copies of two sets of Canada Day firework photos.
The 1999 Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan.
The 2007 Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.
The 2017 Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.
A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… #54 challenge and a ramble about some of the Olympus cameras I have used over the years.
A trio of my Olympus OM system cameras, fom left to right, my OM1 from 1976, my first OM2N from 1981 and my OM4T from 1998. I gave the photo an old fashioned film look with Snapseed as it seemed appropriate.
An early photo taken with the OM1 in late 1976 or early in 1977. Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire. I had previously taken a very similar shot with my Zenit E camera but something happened to the negatives so I had to reshoot the scene the next time there was snow.
One of the last shots I took using the OM system. Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario on Canada Day 2007. Taken with a telephoto lens from nearly a mile away.
44 years of Olympus cameras. The back row consists of the three OM system cameras in the first photo. The front row is, on the left, my E-410 from 2007 and on the right my OM-D E-M10 Mark II from last year. The photo was given a Polaroid type border with Snapseed.
The fourth shot taken with the Olympus E-410. The Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at sunrise. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River is also visible in the Canada Day fireworks photo above.
The sixth shot taken with the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I was still on crutches after my accident and had only been out of rehab for about a week. One of the few photos taken with the kit lens that came with the camera.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Holidays.
Having written a few posts about Christmas recently I decided to go with a different approach to the challenge. Here’s a selection of photos taken during various public holidays.
Easter egg laying. A female Eurasian Blue Tit egg laying over the Easter holiday.
Canada Day fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
Boxing Day 2007. The sun sets behind Chantry Island while the lighthouse flashes. Lake Huron, Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.
Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the August long weekend, most commonly know as the Civic Holiday long weekend.
This is my contribution to day 24 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.
Wiarton Village Fair Fireworks over Colpoy’s Bay, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!
I considered this challenge for some time before deciding that my interpretation was going to be round things in the sky, cropped square. Simple.
A moon. Not the moon because we now know that there are other moons out there. Some with more dramatic names, Titan or Deimos, for example. Taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario while waiting for the sun to rise.
A manmade circle in the sky. Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a telephoto from a couple of miles away across the bay from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The same location as the moon photo.
A giant setting sun behind cloud. Taken with a telephoto lens at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during autumn migration. The specks in the photo are distant wildfowl flying to roost.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines.
Lines of colour in the sky.
Lines in the ice on Colpoy’s Bay.
Lines of fire in the sky.