CFFC: Winter Scenes

Thinking about Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes it occurred to me that it’s now 20 years since I moved to Ontario. So I decided to limit myself to photos of winter in Ontario.

2004. Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset with frazil ice on Lake Huron in the foreground.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

 

2008. Chantry Island at sunset with a frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron in the foreground. I’m not sure if I was standing on the shoreline or the frozen lake when I took the photo.

Bank of cloud at sunset.

 

2012. Snow on a Pine tree branch.

Pine branch with snow.

 

2018. A frozen and partially snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots.

I ran through a list of locations in my head and one location quickly made it to the top of the list. Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake is a prairie lake in south central Saskatchewan, Canada. The northern end of the lake is a National Wildlife Area which includes the Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary.

I thought I would put a post together covering a 12 month period.

A section of the National Wildlife Area at sunset in the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

 

A recently arrived male Yellow-headed Blackbird displays to attract a female in the spring.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

 

An American White Pelican in the summer. The keel on the bill means it’s a breeding adult.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

 

A section of the National Wildlife Area at sunset in the autumn.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

 

A flock of Snow Geese taking flight in the autumn. The lake is a stopover location for the species on their way south for the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

 

A section of the National Wildlife Area at sunset in the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A Photo a Week Challenge: Opposite Weather

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Opposite Weather.

I was in a monochrome mood when putting this post together. Two photos taken six months and on opposite sides of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario.

The Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton on a hot summer day.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Opposite Weather

 

A frozen and snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise on a cold winter day.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Opposite Weather

Weekly Prompts: Something New

For 2020 the Weekly Prompts Photo and Word Challenges have been merged into one, the first being Something New.

The something new for me was a different camera last year. As a long time Olympus user I picked up a small, mirrorless Sony to continue my experimentation and testing of various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

I’m rather enjoying the camera to the point that if it wasn’t for the bag full of very good Olympus lenses that won’t adapt I would be using it almost exclusively.

Part of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade with the Meike 25mm lens from my lightweight Olympus kit adapted to fit the Sony.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

 

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise with the Neewer 35mm lens adapted to fit the camera.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

 

A fisheye view of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with the Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens adapted to fit the camera.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

Some interesting background blur with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit the camera.

Wordless Wednesday: 27th November 2019

 

Frozen Slough at Sunrise

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

It was the pattern of snow on the ice of the frozen slough that caught my eye and the way it was reflecting the clouds in the frozen surface. I didn’t notice the weak sun pillar until I was editing a scan of the shot years later.

A frozen slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd January 2020

CFFC: Opposing Colours

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Opposing Colours.

The first photo came to mind immediately, the second took me a while to come up with.

Ice on Lake Huron at sunset. Taken in the spring when the ice was breaking up. It’s the only time I have seen ice formations like these.

Ice at sunset.

 

A false colour photo of a model of the Influenza virus. Produced for the cover of a book on Influenza research I deliberately used opposing colours for some versions.

Friendly Friday: Alternative Version

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019.

I considered a few themes for the challenge but in the end decided to just go with a selection of my favourites for the year.

A January thaw saw this Ivy appear as the snow melted.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019

 

Late March and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen.

Ice at sunrise.

 

Early June and a male Purple Finch in the yard.

Purple Finch in the yard.

 

Mid July and an Orange Day-Lily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.

 

Early September saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline 45 minutes before sunrise so I could do some long exposures. This is a 60 second exposure to allow the clouds to move across the sky.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

The end of October saw the autumn colour mostly coming to the end while a few trees held on to their leaves.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Open Topic

 

Mid November saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise where breaking waves had splashed over a bush to form this ice sculpture.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

 

In December Santa Claus brings up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours