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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.

 

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One Word Sunday

Pareidolia

One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

 

One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

A Tree Creature with lopsided ears.

 

One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

A Rock Creature, being spied on by a Discworld troll?

 

One Word Sunday: Pareidolia

Being watched by an Ice Creature on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #20: Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise

Sunday morning saw me down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. Three days into spring and it was so cold that I got a second pair of gloves out of the car to go over the thin gloves I use to operate the camera.

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #20 Photo Challenge.

 

Water Water Everywhere #20

That’s ice forming on the rocks along the shoreline.