Photo Challenges

Variations on Pink

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: January Colour – Pink prompt.

Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk
Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dusk.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
Foxgloves growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.
Macro Monday: Jelly Beans
A pink jelly bean amongst other colours.
Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn
A hint of pink in the clouds moving across Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn.

Motion Blur

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge prompt You Pick It!

I thought about some of my experiments since being restricted to what I could do due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of the experiments involved using the live composite and the live time settings of my Olympus camera to show motion blur of clouds at dawn and dusk.

As I have been experimenting with motion blur for years I decided to add a couple of earlier images to this post.

Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn

A 346 second exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at dawn in the summer. Taken using a strong neutral density filter on the lens and using the live time feature of my Olympus camera.

Water Water Everywhere #22

A wave breaking over a rock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario 18 years ago. Isolated using the long telephoto I use for birds and mammals.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: You Pick It!

A wave breaking on the Georgian Bay, Ontario shoreline at sunrise 35 years ago. The camera was set up on a tripod and the shutter tripped when a suitable looking wave was about to break on the stones.

Cosmic Photo Challenge

Splashes and Colour

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Splash of Colour prompt.

I initially went with a splash of colour before going with splashes in colour.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Splash of Colour
A selective colour treatment of a wave on the Georgian Bay shoreline.
Wordless Wednesday: 18th December 2019
A wave breaks over the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning
Waves and rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.
Throwback Thursday

Georgian Bay at dusk

Throwback Thursday travels back to Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1985. I spent part of the summer in Ontario shooting nature and travel photos for a couple of photo agencies.

This was a completely unplanned photo. I was about to head back to the U.K. so wanted to use up the roll of Kodachrome 64 in the camera. I went down to the Georgian Bay shoreline at dusk and used the film up.

The next day I drove into Toronto to drop all my exposed Kodachrome off at the Kodak processing plant. I picked up the processed films on my way to the airport two days later.

Sometime later this was one of the photos included in a portfolio  of my work published in a photo magazine.


Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk


Photo Challenges

Friendly Friday: In Transit

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit.

Once again I am playing fast and loose with the prompt with photos before or after some form of travel.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

No longer in transit. There was no warning signs saying that the road was impassable. Photographed near Raymore, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

About to be in transit. One of the campsites at the Le Mans race circuit in France after the end of a 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

In transit to Flowerpot Island off the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taking a glass bottomed boat tour to view some of the underwater wrecks before visiting Flowerpot Island.

Photo Challenges

WWE #18: Simply Ripples

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #18 photo challenge.

A shot from my film archives I recently digitized, ripples on Georgian Bay, Ontario. I was isolating interesting sections with a telephoto lens.

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #18



One Word Sunday


A wave rushes over stones on the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunrise.

My contribution to One Word Sunday: Rush.

One Word Sunday: Rush