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.

 

Patterns and Texture in the Ice

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s and a frozen section of marsh at sunset.

The strange circular patterns and the texture on the surface of the ice caught my eye. What almost looks like film grain is the texture of the ice surface.

 

Throwback Thursday: 5th March 2020

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

 

Little Quill Lake at sunset, WWE #16

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #16 although in this case the surface water is frozen. You would probably have to cut through a couple of feet of ice to get to liquid water.

 

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #16

A frozen section of marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. A few months earlier the area had been a staging area for thousands of Snow Geese on autumn migration.

 

January Squares: Giant Orange Light

This is my day 27 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

The setting sun taken with a long forgotten mix of telephoto lens and teleconverters. The tiny specks below the sun are very distant wildfowl flying to roost. Taken at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the autumn.

January Squares: Giant Orange Light

Clouds at -40 Degrees

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s with one of the slides I made a digital copy of over the Christmas period.

For anyone wondering if that’s -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit it’s both, they’re the same at -40.

This is a section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was my first winter in Saskatchewan which is probably why I remember the temperature. Strangely enough, I don’t remember it feeling particularly cold but I was 22 years younger then. These days I don’t like -10°C although the damp cold in Ontario seems to chill you more than the dry cold I remember from Saskatchewan.

Throwback Thursday: 16th January 2020

January Squares: Lines of Flight

This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and day four of my five day sequence of Flight squares.

These are lines of Snow Geese flying to roost at sunset in the autumn. Taken a Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, a staging area for the species on their way south for the winter.

January Squares: Lines of Flight

A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds

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

I decided to limit myself to four photos but needed a theme to make the selection easier. Then it occurred to me that we are only a few days from 2020 so how about one photo from each of the last four decades.

1980s. Light beams and storm clouds over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

1990s. Clouds over a frozen marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

 

2000s. Clouds over Lake Huron at sunrise, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

2010s. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Overhead.