Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

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

Here’s a selection of four cold winter shots covering the past four decades.

Frost and snow covered farmland near Audlem, Cheshire, England in the 1980s.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

 

A frozen section of marsh at dusk, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

 

A mostly frozen and snow covered Lake Huron with Chantry Island and its lighthouse, Ontario, Canada at sunset in the 2000s.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

 

A section of a frozen Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise taken in the 2010s.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered

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

My initial idea was a post about the layers of rock that forms the Niagara Escarpment.

Then I thought about some of the photos of layered clouds and changed direction.

Layered clouds over Chantry Island and its lighthouse on Lake Huron, Ontario in the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered

 

Layered clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario at sunrise in the summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

 

Layered clouds over a frozen marsh at dusk, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

 

Layered clouds over a frozen section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

I considered this challenge for some time before deciding that my interpretation was going to be round things in the sky, cropped square. Simple.

A moon. Not the moon because we now know that there are other moons out there. Some with more dramatic names, Titan or Deimos, for example. Taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario while waiting for the sun to rise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

 

A manmade circle in the sky. Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a telephoto from a couple of miles away across the bay from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The same location as the moon photo.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

 

A giant setting sun behind cloud. Taken with a telephoto lens at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during autumn migration. The specks in the photo are distant wildfowl flying to roost.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

October Squares: A Variety of Lines at -40 degrees

This is my contribution to day 19 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

Lines of cloud, a horizon line and reeds forming lines. A frozen section of marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the winter.

For anyone wondering if it was -40° Celsius or Fahrenheit it was both as they are the same at -40.

October Squares: A Variety of Lines at -40 degrees

October Squares: Lines of Sandhill Cranes

For day 12 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge here are several lines of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset.

Taken at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the autumn. Sandhill Crane flocks can number in the hundreds of birds as they congregate in the area on their way south for the winter.

As a double lines contribution there’s also so interesting streaked cloud.

October Squares: Lines of Sandhill Cranes

Friendly Friday: Remote.

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

My first thought was of some of the remote spots I visited when living in Saskatchewan, Canada in late 1990s. I once had the passenger side front wheel of my truck disappear into a hole at a water level control connecting Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake. It was at the end of several miles of rough track that stopped at the water control point. I had to pile rocks in the back of the truck to get the rear wheel on the ground and the front wheel out of the hole.

Another time at a section of Little Quill Lake I managed to lock my keys in the truck and had to break into it with an old piece of barbed wire that I had stripped the barbs off.

Here’s a photo of a sunset over a marsh at Little Quill Lake. It was winter so I was probably the only person within 10 miles and it was -40° at the time.

Friendly Friday: Remote.