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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stone

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

Currently living on the Bruce Peninsula, a limestone promontory separating Lake Huron from Georgian Bay there’s rather a lot of stone around here. The eastern side of the peninsula is formed by the Niagara Escarpment. The same escarpment that the Niagara River flows over at Niagara Falls.

Autumn colour on a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Some of the limestone face of the escarpment is visible through the trees with fallen boulders along the shoreline.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Limestone boulders piled in a ditch on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula.

A face in the rock.

 

Inglis Falls  where the Sydenham River flows over the escarpment.

Falling Water.

 

Waves on rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline.

Rocks and waves.

 

Green moss and orange Lichen growing on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula.

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

 

A wave breaking on stones at the base of the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Wave on stones.

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Monthly Squares

July Squares: Blue Water, Rocks and Waves.

This is a contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.

A long exposure of waves breaking over rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

July Squares: Blue Water, Rocks and Waves.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.

As someone who is primarily an outdoor photographer I had plenty of photos to pick from but I needed a theme to follow. So I decided to go with as wide a variety of subject matter as possible and to start in the 1970s and end this summer.

One of my earliest photos. The negative for the first version got lost or damaged so I reshot the scene next time there was snow. Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the mid 1970s.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.

Night racing

Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.

Sunset light beam.

A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Hunting Red Fox.

A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

breeding adult American White Pelican

Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.

Rocks and waves.

Canada Day fireworks from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The fireworks are in the town of Wiarton a couple of miles away across the bay. Taken on Canada Day last year.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

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Six Word Saturday

Moss covered rocks amongst leaf litter.

Six Word Saturday.

Moss covered rocks amongst leaf litter.

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52 week photo project

Week 50. Wave, rocks and pebbles.

Sunday morning of week 50 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. It was such an exciting sunrise that 15 minutes before the sun came up I was photographing waves on the shoreline. I picked this shot because I find the texture of the moving water interesting.

We’ve had no internet access since Thursday evening. I drove in town and am sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to write this post. I’ll try to catch up with everyone when we are back online.

A wave breaking on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

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Wordless Wednesday

27 minutes before sunrise last Thursday.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Shoreline detail.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Unusual Tones or Textures.

The morning after the challenge was posted I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. Despite having checked the weather conditions before heading out there was thick cloud over the area, I couldn’t tell when or where the sun rose over the Niagara Escarpment.

I noticed that the water was an unusual tone, almost mirror like and brighter than I would expect with the heavily overcast sky. It made some of the old wood piles sticking out of the water appear to be floating in the air.

Mirror calm water.