This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Cold Start prompt.
A recent cold start with a bitterly cold wind coming off the water. Dawn over Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
A cold start in the late 1990s. Sunrise reflected in a frozen and partially snow covered slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
A cold start in the early 1980s. A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree shortly after sunrise at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Cracked prompt.
My first thought was cracked ice, probably because of the recent weather in this part of Ontario.
Cracked ice along the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise a couple of winters ago.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Spring.
For the month of July the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge has the theme of seasons. I decided to go with a theme for each season, one bird photo, one scenic photo and one flora and fauna photo.
A displaying male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in central Saskatchewan, Canada in the spring.
Ice on Lake Huron at sunset during the spring thaw. Photographed near the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Two signs of spring in Cheshire, England, the Orange Tip Butterfly is one of the first butterflies to appear in the spring. This male Orange Tip Butterfly is feeding on Bluebells, another sign of spring.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and was thinking about some of the winters in Canada. So I decided to go with a small selection of winter photos.
Ice thick enough to drive on. A section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was -40° when the photo was taken. -40° is the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Snow storm. This snow fell in a couple of hours on a Christmas Day morning. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, there was another 4 inches of snow during the rest of the day.
Frazil ice on Lake Huron. What looks like water in the foreground is frazil ice. When it is cold enough to start freezing water but wave action stops the water freezing solid frazil ice forms. Think of it as a thick, slushy ice.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place.
One local location came to mind almost immediately when I thought about the prompt. A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline that’s usually peaceful at sunrise.
A small selection of photos from August last year to January this year.
August 2019. Some interesting cloud formations over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
September 2019. A sixty second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky during exposure.
October 2019. A red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder.
November 2019. An ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.
December 2019. The morning after the winter solstice if I remember correctly.
January 2020. Interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.