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.
When considering the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Simple Joys prompt I remembered going down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise and the joy of being entertained by a Belted Kingfisher pretending to be a Barn Swallow by sitting on a power line along the road.
That made me wonder what the sunrise had been like and what else I had photographed that day. That then got me thinking about coming home from another sunrise and spotting two Sandhill Cranes in a hay field in nice early morning light.
That was on the 4th August 2018 so here’s a selection of simple joys from that day.
The simple joy of a section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline to myself for a 50 second exposure at dawn.
The simple joy of a black and white photo of the mist and low cloud over the Niagara Escarpment across the bay.
The simple joy of spotting these two Sandhill Cranes in a hay field coming home from the sunrise.
The simple joy of setting up a camera in the yard to photograph this male American Goldfinch in its smart summer plumage.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.
These snow covered trees were photographed in the mist shortly after sunrise.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mist.
I decided to go with two photos taken approximately 40 years apart.
This shot was taken some time in the 1970s. I’m not sure exactly when, the location is Hatherton, near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. It’s close to where I grew up and would have been taken before I moved to London in 1980.
A shot of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise from this summer.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastel/Soft Colours.
Two shots of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise from the summer.
The rising sun makes the patches of mist amongst the trees and bushes in a hay field glow.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Glow.