Sometimes it’s just about the Water

It’s not always about the bird, sometimes the bird is just there to provide a focal point or a sense of scale to the ripples and reflections on the water.

A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #14 Photo Challenge.

 

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge

A male Common Pochard rests amongst some interesting ripples and reflections on the water.

Frozen Slough at Sunrise

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

It was the pattern of snow on the ice of the frozen slough that caught my eye and the way it was reflecting the clouds in the frozen surface. I didn’t notice the weak sun pillar until I was editing a scan of the shot years later.

A frozen slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd January 2020

January Squares: First-light

This is my day one contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

January’s prompt is words ending in light so here’s the first light of day and my first cheat using a hyphen. The sun rising over White Cloud Island in the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

January Squares: First Light

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

I don’t really take breaks, I almost always have a camera with me and my routine is pretty much the same as when I’m at home. I get up early for the sunrises, I’m scanning for birds and wildlife and watching for photo opportunities when out and about.

Which got me thinking about some of the sunrises I’ve seen this summer. We live in an area popular with tourists. It’s fairly common for me to get to one of my local sunrise locations to find people camping despite the parking areas being signposted no overnight camping.

Do you know the really sad part? I’m guessing that these people are camping there simply to save paying for a camp site. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them appear to watch the sunrise.

Here’s four sunrises from this summer. All taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.