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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Summer

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which for the month of July has themes of the seasons, the first is Summer.

As the month has a theme I decided to go with a theme for each of the season posts. I decided to go with one bird, one scenic and one flora or fauna subject for each season and to make the three photos as varied as possible.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

An American White Pelican on a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada. Taken while sitting in the water to keep cool in the summer of 1999.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton on the Lake Huron shoreline in Ontario, Canada. The 30th photo taken with my then new Olympus E-410 in the summer of 2007.

 

Throwback Thursday: 11th June 2020

Two Common Frogs waiting to catch insects visiting the Thyme flowers in a Hatherton, Cheshire, England garden in the summer of 1988.

 

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Travel Tuesday

Inglis Falls, Ontario

Welcome to my first Travel Tuesday, a new weekly feature featuring photos from some of my travels.

In 1985 I spent part of the summer living in southern Ontario shooting stock photography for two photo agencies, one a general stock agency and one a specialist natural history agency.

This is the Inglis Falls, one of three waterfalls close to the city of Owen Sound. The Sydenham River is flowing over a section of the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which this week has Cee Neuner as a guest host. Cee has given us the prompt One Single Flower.

I quickly decided to keep things simple and go with a small selection of favourite flowers and photos.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Corncockle flower. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon through modern farming practices. It is grown in some cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Prairie Lily, the provincial flower of Saskatchewan. This specimen was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. No longer as common on the prairies as it once was.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

A Coneflower photographed a few years ago using my Vivitar 35mm lens from the 1970s on a modern digital camera. The interesting background is probably what started me experimenting with various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: In Transit

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

Once again I am playing fast and loose with the prompt with photos before or after some form of travel.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

No longer in transit. There was no warning signs saying that the road was impassable. Photographed near Raymore, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

About to be in transit. One of the campsites at the Le Mans race circuit in France after the end of a 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

In transit to Flowerpot Island off the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taking a glass bottomed boat tour to view some of the underwater wrecks before visiting Flowerpot Island.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Long and Winding Road

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Long and Winding Road.

I decided to go with a small selection of favourite photos featuring roads, even is some aren’t very long or very winding.

 

Throwback Thursday: 30th January 2020

A back road in southern Cheshire, England in the winter.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A winding road in Badenoch, Scotland in the autumn.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Berford Street, Wiarton, Ontario, Canada at twilight with Christmas lights.

 

Monochrome Monday: 16th March 2020

Motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, Wales.

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #28: A Wave at Dawn

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #28 Photo Challenge.

Simply a wave and ripples on the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn photographed at the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario.

Water Water Everywhere #28: A Wave at Dawn

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #26: Range Light at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #26 Photo Challenge.

First I should apologise to anyone who follows my Facebook page as they will have seen this photo a few days ago. I was looking for an early May photo for my Facebook page and discovered this completely overlooked shot.

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Taken 12 years ago in early May if I wanted to repeat the photo this year I would be up to my knees in water, the foreground rock is underwater nowadays.

WWE #26: Range Light at Sunrise