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Monthly Squares

January Squares: Up #12

Looking Up at the stars.

This is my contribution to day 12 of Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking Up as the camera records the stars circling overhead. Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

January Squares: Up #4
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Lens-Artists

Some Favourites of 2020

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Images of 2020 prompt.

Once I started selecting some favourites I realised that they were far to random to build a theme around. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos of various skies, one from each season.

Travel Tuesday: 5th January 2021

Early January saw me down on a snow and ice covered section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for my first dawn photos of 2020.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March saw Ontario in lockdown and I was restricted to walks around the neighborhood. Paper Birch trees against a blue sky made bluer by the lack of aircraft flying at the time.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

July saw some of the lockdown restrictions eased and Comet Neowise in the sky. As a result I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay to photograph star trails while missing the comet on every attempt.

2020: Sunrise with a fisheye lens

November saw me down on the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula for the sunrise. The light and clouds were so widespread I used my fisheye lens to include as much of the sky as possible.

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CFFC

Sunset to Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a small selection of photos taken locally around the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk
Lines of ice on Lake Huron, Ontario at dusk in the spring
One Word Sunday: Star
Stars over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at night in the summer
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise
Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula at dawn in the autumn
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One Word Sunday

Night

I had a couple of ideas for the One Word Sunday prompt Night.

Then I remembered my fruitless visits to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay looking for Comet Neowise in the summer and one long exposure photo showing star trails in particular. Apparently the planet was passing through three different meteor showers at the time which explains the shooting stars.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
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Monthly Squares

One Of A Kind #3

When you’re photographing endurance racing at night with a telephoto lens and experimenting with motion blur every shot is one of a kind.

A competitor entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: One Of A Kind #3
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One Word Sunday

Bright

A rider entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

One thing about having no internet connection at home, I’m sitting at the computer editing some of the thousands of slides I copied last winter. This photo dates back to April 1982 when I was obviously experimenting with motion blur.

My contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Bright.

One Word Sunday: Bright
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

An Interesting Perspective

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Perspective prompt.

I thought about some of the long exposure photos I have taken down at the local bay since it was opened after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Perspective
Storm clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay at night.
Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn
A 346 second exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Perspective
A 10 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn to soften the water.