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Photo Challenges

Backlit

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit prompt.

Travel Tuesday: Up the Flagpole

Backlit Canadian flag and Canada Geese at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer

Backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in spring.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

Backlit ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

Monochrome Monday: 18th May 2020

Backlit pit stop. A rider leaving the pits after a nighttime pit stop during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.

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Lens-Artists

Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

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Becky's Squares

Bright Kayak

This is my day 7 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A florescent green kayak emerging from the fog on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

April Squares: Bright Kayak
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Weekly Topics

Male Common Merganser

My Saturday Bird this week is the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) a member of the duck family. It is known as the Goosander in Europe.

With an off white body and black head with a green gloss this is a male. Females are mostly grey with a reddish brown head.

Photographed in early April close to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. There is still the remains of the winter ice on the lake.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Hints of Spring
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Throwback Thursday

Blue Hour Spring Ice

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to early April 2008.

The remains of winter ice along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Photographed at dusk in early spring.

Throwback Thursday: 1st April 2021
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Throwback Thursday

Orange and Blue

My Throwback Thursday blog post this week is traveling back to late March of 2008 with a visit to Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario.

Chantry Island lighthouse shortly after sunset with the remains of the winter ice in the foreground.

Throwback Thursday: Orange and Blue
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

As the evenings start to lengthen

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: As the evenings start to lengthen prompt.

I quickly decided to go back to pre Covid-19 times when I could get out and about more. Then I remembered the spring of 2008. The last spring I was living in Southampton, Ontario and a year when there was some interesting snow and ice formations on Lake Huron.

Throwback Thursday: 4th March 2021

Late winter and this section of Lake Huron is frozen and partly snow covered. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As the evenings start to lengthen

Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset a day or two after the spring equinox. Lake Huron in the foreground has partially thawed and refrozen.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

A week into spring and there’s some interesting ice formations and patches of open water on Lake Huron at dusk.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As the evenings start to lengthen

Two weeks into spring and the only ice left is small pieces in the shallows along the shoreline. Chantry Island on the horizon at sunset.