Monochrome Monday: 10th February 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days. Having gone for a walk around the neighborhood earlier in the week I had picked up a pocket full of Pine cones that I had left on a kitchen cupboard to dry out.

I noticed how different the appearance of a Pine cone was depending on its direction in relation to the light from the kitchen window. I used a small reflector to bounce some of the window light back onto the Pine cones to fill in the shadows a little.

Monochrome Monday: 10th February 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

When I read the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above prompt it was rather well timed.

I had recently been for a walk around the neighborhood with a camera and had picked up a pocket full of Pine cones from out of the snow. I had emptied my pocket onto the top of a kitchen cupboard to let the Pine cones dry out.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

 

While on the walk I had spotted this Maple leaf trapped in some tracks in the snow. By the size of the tracks and the stride length either a large dog or a Coyote made the tracks.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

 

To continue the From Above theme, while I had the camera set up above the kitchen cupboard I grabbed the nail brush from by the sink. The bristles make me think of bacteria through an electron microscope.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

 

CFFC: Winter Scenes

Thinking about Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes it occurred to me that it’s now 20 years since I moved to Ontario. So I decided to limit myself to photos of winter in Ontario.

2004. Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset with frazil ice on Lake Huron in the foreground.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

 

2008. Chantry Island at sunset with a frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron in the foreground. I’m not sure if I was standing on the shoreline or the frozen lake when I took the photo.

Bank of cloud at sunset.

 

2012. Snow on a Pine tree branch.

Pine branch with snow.

 

2018. A frozen and partially snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Icicles in the snow.

Spotted on a walk last Tuesday afternoon. It had been sunny most of the day until I had a chance to go for a walk with the camera when it started clouding over.

I think that the snow had got warm enough in the sun to start thawing and then the water was freezing as it ran down to the tips of the branches. I don’t know why the tips of a couple of the icicles are crooked.

Icicles on the tips.