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Monthly Squares

On Top of Santa’s Stables

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

It was supposed to be my day 24 contribution but shortly after posting day 23 I ended up in the local E.R. before being admitted to hospital. I am posting this from my hospital room.  As the various doctors seem to be playing a guessing game as to why my heart is racing and my list of symptoms is growing with the time I spend in hospital I’m not expecting to be out anytime soon.

As a result my posts will become erratic until I am discharged from the hospital.

Santa in his sleigh on top of the reindeer stables getting ready to depart.

On Top of Santa's Stables

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days

Cee’s prompt for the On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days got me thinking about the proliferation of Hi-Viz clothing.

At the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2018 I was struck by the sheer number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats. At the opening ceremony there was as many people wearing Hi-Viz as there was people in their regular clothes or uniforms. There’s 4 more people in Hi-Viz vests in the parking area behind the fence.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

Santa Claus escorted by a phalanx of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats bringing up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2019.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Something New

For 2020 the Weekly Prompts Photo and Word Challenges have been merged into one, the first being Something New.

The something new for me was a different camera last year. As a long time Olympus user I picked up a small, mirrorless Sony to continue my experimentation and testing of various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

I’m rather enjoying the camera to the point that if it wasn’t for the bag full of very good Olympus lenses that won’t adapt I would be using it almost exclusively.

Part of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade with the Meike 25mm lens from my lightweight Olympus kit adapted to fit the Sony.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

 

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise with the Neewer 35mm lens adapted to fit the camera.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

 

A fisheye view of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with the Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens adapted to fit the camera.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

Some interesting background blur with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit the camera.

Wordless Wednesday: 27th November 2019

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019.

I considered a few themes for the challenge but in the end decided to just go with a selection of my favourites for the year.

A January thaw saw this Ivy appear as the snow melted.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019

 

Late March and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen.

Ice at sunrise.

 

Early June and a male Purple Finch in the yard.

Purple Finch in the yard.

 

Mid July and an Orange Daylily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.

 

Early September saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline 45 minutes before sunrise so I could do some long exposures. This is a 60 second exposure to allow the clouds to move across the sky.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

The end of October saw the autumn colour mostly coming to the end while a few trees held on to their leaves.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Open Topic

 

Mid November saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise where breaking waves had splashed over a bush to form this ice sculpture.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

 

In December Santa Claus brings up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas.

The photos start several weeks before Christmas with a fire truck near the start of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula early in December.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

 

Some of the Christmas lights in a window at home with out of focus lights in the room beyond the window.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

 

Some Christmas baking, Viennese Shortcakes made with my mother’s recipe from the 1970s.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

 

Christmas lights on Berford Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula. 44 minutes before sunrise and a short detour when I was heading down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

 

Christmas Eve sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

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Six Word Saturday

The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

Normally I restrict my Six Word Saturday posts to one or two six word sentences but this one is going to need an explanation.

Last Saturday evening it was the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Just up the street from me someone was doing a commentary using a public address system. When the people with the BDO banners passed the commentator I heard them say “and here’s the LBDO street walkers” at which point there was a brief pause before they added “I probably shouldn’t have phrased it like that” which was what I was thinking.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Vibrant Colours

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours.

My first thought was of some of my sunrise and sunset photos. Then I thought about the Santa Claus parade in the local town last Saturday night.

A fire truck near the start of the parade. The fire department was collecting food and toys for the local community drive.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

 

Santa Claus bringing up the end of the parade.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours