Actually, quite a small section of Last Mountain Lake at sunset in winter. Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake, is approximately 93 km long but only 3 km wide at its widest point.
The northern section, where this shot was taken, is the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The area is a major staging ground for Snow Geese on autumn migration along with other wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Unlikely.
One winter evening I went down to the Lake Huron shoreline for the sunset. The lake was covered with frazil ice and there was some nice layered clouds over Chantry Island. I positioned the tripod on the shoreline so that the sun would set to the right of the Lighthouse on Chantry Island.
Shortly after the sun had dropped below the horizon it illuminated the clouds nicely.
I learned long ago not to put the camera away until the last light has gone from the sky and this evening justified the rule. Shortly after the above photo was taken the largest and most spectacular sun pillar I had ever seen appeared behind the island. It made me think of a special effect in a science fiction movie.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Lines.
The photo below shows lines of ice between open water. Taken during the spring thaw on Lake Huron. The ice is just off the shoreline between Southampton and Port Elgin, Ontario.
Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at sunrise. Most of the bay is still frozen although you can see some open water at the mouth of the bay.
Strangely, a few hours after the photo was taken I was on the Lake Huron shoreline which was ice free around Southampton, Ontario.
The last rays of the setting sun glimmers on the remains of ice on Lake Huron in the spring.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Glimmer.
The Daily Post one-word prompt is Frigid.
A frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was around -40°C at sunset.
Ice makes some strange sounds at times.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is A Hint of Spring.
I thought I would use one photo from the UK and one from Canada.
In Cheshire, England a pair of Great Crested Grebe performing their courtship display by waving weed at each other.
In Ontario, Canada a male Common Merganser swims amongst ice on a thawing Lake Huron.