A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons prompt.

There’s no real signs of spring around here yet but we had a mild winter with not a lot of snow so we may have an early spring. The possibility of an early spring is shown in these three photos of Colpoy’s Bay in the first week of spring over the last three years.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

24th March 2018. Refrozen after a partial thaw.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

24th March 2019. Still frozen.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

22nd March 2020. Open water, the bay hardly started freezing last winter.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air.

The prompt got me thinking about the times I have pointed the camera upwards to photograph clouds. Sometimes I leave a small strip of the landscape in to give the photo a sense of scale.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset in the autumn.

 

Silent Sunday: 16th February 2020

A frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron at sunset with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

Canada Day fireworks in the town of Wiarton from across Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

Snow Geese on autumn migration flying to roost at sunset over Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

When I read the prompt for Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Red I remembered digitizing some slides recently and thinking how good they would be for a Red prompt.

However I have completely forgotten what those photos were of. So I started thinking about the colour red and thought of British post boxes and double-decker buses in London.

 

Selective colour treatment of an old post box.

A red post box in a sandstone wall at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Red Double-decker

A red double-decker crosses Westminster Bridge, London, England.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.

When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old.

When I read the prompt I thought of my home town, Nantwich in southern Cheshire.

St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town dates back to the 14th century. Interestingly, the church consists of two different architectural styles after construction was interrupted for 20 years, possibly because of the Black Death.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

The western facade.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

A monochrome photo of part of the interior showing some of the woodwork and stonework.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Eyes

A few minutes before Nancy posted this A Photo a Week Challenge: Eyes prompt I had been discussing eye colour in birds with someone on the comments section of one of my recent posts.

So it was almost ìnevitable that I would put together a post about birds eyes.

A North American Mourning Dove on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Portrait of a Mourning Dove.

 

The Common Wood Pigeon found across Europe and parts of western Asia. Photographed in England.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Eyes

 

A North American Common Grackle on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A similar eye colour to the Common Wood Pigeon above although not in the same family of birds. The Common Grackle is related to the New World Blackbirds, Cowbirds and Orioles.

A shiny male Common Grackle.

 

The Eurasian Collared Dove native to Europe and Asia and introduced to North America. Photographed in England, this species deep red eye is in contrast to both the Mourning Dove and the Common Wood Pigeon above. Three members of the Dove and Pigeon family and three different eye colours.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Eyes

 

A male Common Blackbird found in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Photographed in England, the yellow-orange ring is bare skin around the eye and is only seen on the male. The Common Blackbird is a member of the Thrush family and is not related to the New World Blackbirds.

Male European Blackbird.