This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about two of the slides I had made digital copies of over the Christmas period. They were of old fashioned transport used to ferry goods in the past.
A row of restored classic commercial vehicles on display at a steam rally in Cheshire, England.
A hire fleet of narrowboats on a canal in Cheshire, England. These are modern narrowboats with steel hulls. Narrowboats were originally made of wood and built to carry goods such as coal on the canal network.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Portal.
One portal came to mind as soon as I read the prompt. I’ve posted about this wooden structure on Berford Street in the town Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula previously. I still have no idea what it is supposed to be or represent.
The “Portal” from the other side.
With Christmas lights on before the start of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective.
After giving the challenge some thought I decided to look back at the end of recent decades in a very particular way. Having put together a “retro” kit of manual focus prime lenses several years ago I did some major changes to the kit last summer.
So my look back will be with photos taken with a manual focus prime lens at the end of each decade.
2019. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a standard lens.
2009. A Common Redpoll feeding feeding in a Cedar tree on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a telephoto lens.
1999. Clouds over a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset with a wide angle lens.
1989. Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars feeding in Cheshire, England with a macro lens.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Common.
My first thought was of the various species of flora and fauna with Common in their common English names.
A female Common Merganser with young on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
A Common Frog in a garden pond in Cheshire, England.
A pair of Common Tern mating on a boulder in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
A male Common Kingfisher photographed in Cheshire, England.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mist.
I decided to go with two photos taken approximately 40 years apart.
This shot was taken some time in the 1970s. I’m not sure exactly when, the location is Hatherton, near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. It’s close to where I grew up and would have been taken before I moved to London in 1980.
A shot of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise from this summer.
The rising sun makes the patches of mist amongst the trees and bushes in a hay field glow.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Glow.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace.
I have found getting out with a camera early in the morning is a good time for some peace and quiet. In the summer, sunrise is so early that there’s rarely other people about. In the winter the weather can keep people indoors.
Taken on this year’s summer solstice. Early enough in the morning that I had the dock at Colpoy’s Bay to myself.
A sunrise close to the winter solstice last year. At this time of year I often have the Colpoy’s Bay dock to myself.