Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

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

I decided to go with a random selection of nighttime photos covering over 40 years.


Friendly Friday: Nighttime

Wybunbury churchyard at night looking out onto the main road through the village. Part of an art school project in the late 1970s.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise through an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire. I’m not sure when this photo was taken, it’s possible that I was still in high school.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Snow and hoarfrost covered farmland by moonlight. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.


Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number

Night racing during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France in 1982.


Friendly Friday: Nighttime

Stars over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment a month ago. I forgot to change the alarm when the clocks went ahead in the spring so was down on the shoreline an hour and a half before sunrise.


A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.

When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.


Monthly Squares

January Squares: Winter Prairie by Moonlight

This is my contribution for day 10 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

Snow and hoarfrost covered prairie near Punnichy, Saskatchewan at moonrise.

January Squares: Winter Prairie by Moonlight

Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come.

I started thinking about dreams and how reality is distorted in them. That got me thinking about distorting the world around us in photographs.

A recent sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with a fisheye lens the horizontal field of view is approximately 130 degrees, much wider than the human eye can take in. Yes that is snow and ice on the distorted shoreline in the foreground.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come


An even more distorted image. Trees in winter distorted by the fisheye lens and by motion blur created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come


Now for an opposite approach, isolating sections of the landscape with a long telephoto. This is a combination of two photos of the same group of trees taken less than 24 hours apart. The trees were first photographed at sunrise while I was scouting for a location for the the full moon rising that evening. The moon rise is over laid on the sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Your Choice

As this is the first anniversary of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge the subject has been left to the contributors this week with the prompt: Your Choice.

After having a few thoughts for the challenge I came up with the idea of photos taken during the blue or golden hour, one for each decade starting with the 1970s.

1970s. Moonrise through an Oak tree, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Moonrise over farmland, Cheshire, England.


1980s. Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland close to sunset.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista


1990s. A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.


2000s. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Range light at sunrise, Southampton, Ontario.


2010s. Two birds on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Two birds at sunrise.

Weekly Photo Challenge

Moonrise, sunset.

The new Weekly Photo Challenge is Rise/Set.

This is my second post on this challenge but is actually the first version I put together before changing my mind and rewriting.

A moonrise from the mid 1970s and used in a slideshow which was part of my O level art exhibition. Taken from behind my parents house in Cheshire, England.

Moonrise, Hatherton, Cheshire, England

Decades later and on a different continent in Ontario, Canada we have a spring sunset. The sun is setting behind Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse with a mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron in the foreground.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunset, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada