Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 28th June 2021

Monochrome Monday: 28th June 2021

A fog shrouded High Street, Southampton, Ontario early last Saturday morning.

I did a selective colour treatment of the glow from the traffic lights in the fog.

Weekly Prompts

2020: Mornings

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Morning.

I decided to look back at some of the mornings I was out with a camera in 2020.

Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020

Down to the local bay at dawn before Ontario went into lockdown. Snow and ice on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer

Backlit Maple leaves on an early morning walk around the neighborhood during lockdown.

Monochrome Monday: 12th October 2020

With some of the lockdown restrictions lifted I could go down to some sections of the local bay for the sunrise again. Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Art from nature

Ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Six Word Saturday

Maple Leaves early in the Morning

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.


Six Word Saturday: Maple Leaves early in the Morning


One Word Sunday


A wide variety of building and window styles.

High Street, Southampton, Ontario on Saturday morning.

My contribution to One Word Sunday: Window.

One Word Sunday: Window.

Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.

My plan was to go down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise, go for a coffee while waiting for the town to wake up and then go for a walk around town photographing some of the store displays that line parts of the sidewalk (pavement to the Brits).

Sunday morning produced a nice sunrise and a warm morning with a mix of sun and cloud. Ideal for a wander around town after a coffee and cinnamon raisin bagel.

This was the front of the Dollar Store when I first walked down the main street. Just a box of scarecrows on the sidewalk.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.


Meanwhile on the side of main street I was walking down I nearly got run down by a loaded trolley coming out of one of the stores. I stepped backwards out of the way just as the person pulling it looked behind. This is one of the later trolleys being brought out onto the sidewalk.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.


Walking back along main street there’s a lot more stuff cluttering up the sidewalk outside the Dollar Store. So much that one item is in front of the neighbouring business.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.


Spiky Raccoon

Saturday morning saw me wake up early enough to head out for a sunrise. It was raining so I went back to bed. It was still raining when I got up the second time so I decided to set up in the yard to photograph birds and mammals in the rain.

You can probably guess what happened, the rain stopped before I got any photos. I started photographing the usual species when a wet, bedraggled Raccoon walked out of the bush into the yard.

The spiked fur makes me think of Punk Rockers from the late 1970s.

Raccoon with spiky wet fur.