Lake Huron shoreline at dawn.

Throwback Thursday only travels back 12 years. At the time I was living in Southampton, Ontario, Canada on the Lake Huron shoreline.

I had recently purchased a new digital camera. The results from the camera had convinced me to finally stop shooting film alongside digital. Although I must admit that one of the reasons for stopping shooting film was the difficulty of getting transparency film processed. Slides had been coming back from processing labs covered in scratches and water marks for some time.

A driftwood tree trunk washed up on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at dawn. Taken from close to the Long Dock looking north towards the flagpole and the mouth of the Saugeen River with some of the lights of the town shining.

Dawn on the shoreline.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wall

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wall.

As the challenge is singular I decided to go with a single photo of a wall with a long and interesting history.

This is Phoenix Tower, it stands on the northeast corner of the City Walls in Chester, Cheshire, England. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century but it’s what it was built onto that I find more interesting.

The Chester City Walls were built by the Romans in the 2nd century before being added to and extended in the 12th century. This section of the wall contains both Roman and Medieval masonry.

City Walls.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Street Photography

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Street Photography.

Having copied around two thousand slides over the past couple of years I went through my film archives for some street photography. I picked these shots taken at a period fair on the town square in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the 1980s.

A South Cheshire Pipe Band drummer at the fair.

Pipe Band drummer.

Emptying the post box on the town square during the fair.

Emptying the postbox.

A couple of the stalls at the fair.

Some fair stalls.

Proving that the underwear matches the period costume at the fair.

Nostalgia at the fair.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Edit

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

Normally I try to do minimal editing. What I mean by minimal editing is that I will tweak the colour balance, saturation and/or contrast if needed. These edits are done on a desktop computer not connected to the Wi-Fi. The edits are then shared with my tablet that I use for everything online.

What then sometimes happens is that I will decided to use one of the lightly edited shots in a blog post and end up re-editing using Snapseed on the tablet and then often adding a border to the photo.

Another time I edit on the tablet is doing monochrome conversions when a post calls for a monochrome image. 

Desktop edit.

Piles and ripples at sunrise.

After re-editing with Snapseed.

Wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy's Bay.

Colour original.

Olympus E-410.

Monochrome conversion using Snapseed.

Getting down to eye level.

Desktop  edit.

Coneflower blooms.

After re-editing with Snapseed.

Echinacea or Coneflower