The new A Photo a Week Challenge is Ice, Ice Baby, a prompt that I have rather a lot of options for.
I decided to go with two photos, the earliest photo of ice in my archives and the most recent.
Ice on the water in a wheel rut in a field gateway. Taken in the mid 1970s the lines in the ice caught my eye and made me think of contour lines on a map. Photographed a few hundred yards from my childhood home. I suspect that it was taken with the first serious camera I brought, a Russian made Zenit E.
An ice sculpture formed by waves splashing on the branches of a bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. Taken a few weeks ago when I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. Taken with my most recent camera, the small and light Sony a6000 with one of my DSLR lenses adapted to fit it.
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.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s and is a follow-up to last week’s post.
This is a Redwing, the second Thrush species that arrives in the U.K. from northern Europe to spend the winter. This individual has taken up residence in a Holly tree where it was feeding on the berries.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whereabouts.
As it’s currently autumn in the northern hemisphere I thought about some of the places that I have lived in and taken photos of in the autumn.
Autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment behind the boats in Wiarton Marina. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last weekend.
Autumn colour reflected in a slough. Taken close to the town of Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada 21 years ago.
Autumn colour in the mist. Taken in Hatherton, Cheshire, England 43 years ago.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Candid Photography (human or animal).
I had a few human photo ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos of Common Frogs taken in Cheshire in the 1980s. They got so used to me being around the garden pond that they would ignore me.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Magenta Rose.
This photo dates back to the 1980s. I was experimenting with a grainy, high speed film and soft focus filters. The film was Scotch Chrome 1000, as the name suggests it was 1000 ASA.
I added more grain to this edit of the shot before adding a film type border with Snapseed.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.
I had a few ideas for the challenge after photographing some early fall colour at the weekend. In the end I decided to go with a selection of photos of fall colour covering several decades and various locations.
Fall colour on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the early 1990s.
Fall colour in early snow, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.
Fall colour behind a slough, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Fall colour on the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada a few years ago.
Fall colour in the mist, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.
A section of fallen tree trunk surrounded by fall colour on the South Bruce Peninsula last year.