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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Spring

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.

 

April Squares: Singing from the Top of the Cattail

A displaying male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in central Saskatchewan, Canada in the spring.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Ice on Lake Huron at sunset during the spring thaw. Photographed near the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

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.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

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.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads

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.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

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.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 26th April 2020

Silent Sunday: 26th April 2020

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

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.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

August 2019. Some interesting cloud formations over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

September 2019. A sixty second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky during exposure.

 

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

October 2019. A red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

November 2019. An ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Silent Sunday: 29th December 2019

December 2019. The morning after the winter solstice if I remember correctly.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Welcome to the '20s

January 2020. Interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going back – the second time around.

This is what I had prepared before losing our internet connection on Sunday evening. I’m using the phone as a WiFi hotspot to post this but don’t expect the phone to continue working once the network gets busy.

On reading the prompt I had lots of ideas for a post. I have moved around a lot and have lived in similar areas several times. However, when trying to come up with photos to use I realised that I had hardly ever returned to specific locations.

That got me thinking about some of the locations I have returned to while living in an area. One of the first locations that came to mind was Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula. I have lived in the area for 12 years, probably the longest time I have lived anywhere since my childhood. I have a few locations I go to for the sunrise but when I started selecting photos for this post the first three were all from the same location so I decided to limit myself to that spot.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

September, 2009.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

June, 2014.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

July, 2016.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

May, 2017.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

March, 2018.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

June, 2019.

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Monthly Squares

April Squares: Resting on Top of the Ice

This is my contribution to day four of Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

A group of Mallard patiently waiting for the ice to melt on a frozen reservoir in south Cheshire.

April Squares: On Top of the Ice

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Distance

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Distance prompt.

As a nature and landscape photographer I have been social distancing for decades. I started thinking about some of the locations in Saskatchewan where there wasn’t another human being for miles. Especially in winter when some farmers move into town, just because there’s a farm 5 miles away doesn’t mean there’s anyone living there. For some of these photos I was miles from the nearest road.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area at sunset in winter.

 

Fan Of... OM Zuiko 350mm lens

Whitetail Deer at dusk near Punnichy.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Yourself Feel Small

A frozen section of marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends

A Striped Skunk in the spring between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake.

 

One Word Sunday: Ice

Sunrise reflected in a frozen slough near Punnichy.