Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

This is my haphazard contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It.

I say haphazard because while I have a variety of photos of various rivers I couldn’t come up with a theme so this is a random selection of photos of four different rivers.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River where it flows into Lake Huron in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The River Thames, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from the south bank, London, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Sydenham River flows over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls in Grey County, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The River Dee flowing under the Old Dee Bridge at Chester, Cheshire. Originally the site of a Roman bridge this bridge dates back to a major rebuild in 1387.

 

Friendly Friday: Moving

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Moving.

Moving motorcycle during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

Friendly Friday: Moving

 

Moving clouds with a 60 second exposure at dawn.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

Moving wings with a Black-capped Chickadee taking flight.

A Black-capped Chickadee taking off.

 

Moving trees created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

CFFC: Trees.

 

Moving water as the Sydenham River falls over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls.

Falling Water.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tourism

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tourism.

A small selection of tourist attractions photographed over the past 40 years.

This is Beeston Castle, a popular tourist attraction in Cheshire, England.

Although the reason the photo was taken was because there was a Peregrine Falcon nest on a ledge on the cliff below the castle and a Common Raven nest in a cave on the cliff. I was part of a group of volunteers monitoring and protecting the Peregrine Falcons in the 1990s.

One Word Sunday: Monument/monumental.

 

Giant Canadian flag and flagpole with Canada Geese at sunrise. The flagpole is a tourist attraction at the bottom of High Street in Southampton, Ontario photographed in the 2000s.

Canada Geese and a Canadian flag.

 

This is a crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland that was a museum of crofting when I was there in the late 1970s.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia Crofters Cottage.

 

This is Inglis Falls in Ontario, where the Sydenham River flows over the Niagara Escarpment. A popular tourist attraction to the south of Owen Sound, Ontario photographed in the mid 1980s.

Falling Water.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place.

Having moved around the U.K. and Canada over the decades I had quite a few ideas for the challenge. It was my recent One Word Sunday: Luck that made me think of the summer of 1985.

I spent part of that summer living in southern Ontario. All the photos are from that summer.

The sun sets behind the Niagara Escarpment at Big Bay. Taken while standing on the dock eating a Rum and Raisin ice cream made in the Big Bay General Store.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place

 

The Cape Croker lighthouse on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pick a Place

 

An interesting eroded rock on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Eroded rock, natural sculpture.

 

A monochrome study of a section of the Georgian Bay shoreline at Cape Croker.

Georgian Bay shoreline.

 

The Sydenham River flows over Inglis Falls just outside Owen Sound.

Falling Water.

 

An Eastern Garter Snake twisted in the grass eating a Northern Leopard Frog.

Twisted into an S.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stone

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stone.

Currently living on the Bruce Peninsula, a limestone promontory separating Lake Huron from Georgian Bay there’s rather a lot of stone around here. The eastern side of the peninsula is formed by the Niagara Escarpment. The same escarpment that the Niagara River flows over at Niagara Falls.

Autumn colour on a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Some of the limestone face of the escarpment is visible through the trees with fallen boulders along the shoreline.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Limestone boulders piled in a ditch on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula.

A face in the rock.

 

Inglis Falls  where the Sydenham River flows over the escarpment.

Falling Water.

 

Waves on rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline.

Rocks and waves.

 

Green moss and orange Lichen growing on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula.

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

 

A wave breaking on stones at the base of the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Wave on stones.

Falling Water

My contribution to the Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge Falling Water.

I was considering some of the birds and mammals I have photographed in the rain before deciding to go with a couple of shots of a nearby waterfall. Despite now living close to the waterfall these shots were taken in 1985 when I spent part of the summer in Ontario.

A wide view of Inglis Falls on the Sydenham River near Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

Falling Water.

Selecting a section of the falls with a telephoto lens.

Falling Water.