Friendly Friday: Tourism.

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

Despite living in a tourist destination and on a route for tourists heading to northern Ontario or western Canada I was drawing a blank on this challenge. Then I remembered these two photos of the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Around 12 years ago I was approached by a local tourism organisation about using this photo in one of their guides. As this shot was already being used as a postcard they decided not to use it and asked if I had anything similar.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.


A month or so earlier I had been down on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton testing my new Olympus E-410 and the plastic kit lenses it came with. This is the fourth shot taken with the camera and is the one used in the guide.

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

I went with a couple of recent shots that were already colourful and pumped the colour up even more in Snapseed.

A group of Coneflowers taken on my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens I recently added to my lightweight kit.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.


A recent sunrise. I spotted the interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and made a detour to the shoreline. Taken with a 12 year old DSLR and the plastic kit lens it came with. I keep it in the car for situations like this.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Colour Me Cosmic.

Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday travels back 12 years and a few days to the fourth outing for my Olympus E-410.

I went down to The Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario. There’s not much of the dock left and I suspect many people walk along the shoreline without realising that there was a dock there many years ago. The photo is looking north towards the flagpole at the bottom of High Street with the flag visible just above the horizon.

Lake Huron shoreline looking north from The Long Dock.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Unique

I had a few ideas for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which is Unique.

It was only when selecting photos for the challenge that it occurred to me just how many are unique. So I decided to restrict my selection to photos taken around the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, because that was where the first two photos I selected were taken.

A unique mix of driftwood and pebbles on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Driftwood and pebbles.

A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

Chantry Island at sunset.

A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunrise.

A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.

Waves on the shoreline.

A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.