Sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay.

My first visit to the bay since my accident. The physiotherapist has swapped the crutches for a cane (walking stick) which means that I am a bit more mobile.

I’m still having trouble using the camera in vertical orientation due to the limited range of motion in my right arm. As the camera was tripod mounted for the sunrise I simply released the shutter with my left hand.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with White Cloud Island on the horizon right of centre.

Clouds over Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1985.

I spent part of the summer in Ontario shooting travel, landscape and nature images for British photo libraries. Decades later I’m now living about 30 minutes north of where this photo was taken.

A section of the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.

Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Things.

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

So here is a hodgepodge of some of my favourite things.

My favourite Squirrel species, an American Red Squirrel on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Sunlit Squirrel.

One of my favourite sunrise locations, Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada.

Layers of cloud at sunrise.

One of my favourite North American shorebirds, two American Avocets feeding on a slough in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A pair of American Avocets.

My favourite North American Sparrow species, a diminutive Chipping Sparrow on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Chipping Sparrow.

One of my favourite European birds, a European Robin given a selective colour treatment.

Robin on lens, Cheshire, England

My favourite lens. The Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm. I purchased it used nearly a quarter of a century ago and it’s still my go to lens for birds and wildlife. The set up in the photo was used to photograph the American Red Squirrel at the start of this post. It’s also been used for quite a few landscape, sunrise and sunset images over the years.

Olympus E-410.

My favourite camera bag. The Domke F-2 RuggedWear, a waxed cotton canvas bag. I decided to try a canvas Domke F-6 bag a few years ago. I wanted a smaller, lighter shoulder bag for my retro kit of three (now four) manual focus prime lenses. I discovered that the soft canvas bag stayed on my hip without swinging and bouncing around and seemed easier on my shoulder. I needed a bigger bag than the F-6 for my regular kit of zoom lenses so I swapped the Tenba bag I had been using for decades for the Domke F-2.

Domke F-2 in brown RuggedWear.