A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines.
My first thought was of roads disappearing off in the distance.
Having spent part of the winter making digital copies of my slide archives I had found several photos of roads suitable for the challenge so I decided to go with my initial thought.
A road through Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands in the autumn.
A closed road near Raymore, Saskatchewan that didn’t have a Road Closed sign stopping you turning onto it.
Motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, Wales. Taken in the early 1980s when I was field testing Ilford XP1 prior to its launch.
A gravel road on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario heads towards a section of the Niagara Escarpment.
I had a few ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Landscape prompt.
In the end I decided to keep it simple and go with a small, varied selection of photos.
A rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the autumn.
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
Autumn colour on the side of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Storm clouds over Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
A touch of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
For day 11 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with sunlight.
A beam of sunlight breaking through storm clouds and illuminating a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds.
I decided to limit myself to four photos but needed a theme to make the selection easier. Then it occurred to me that we are only a few days from 2020 so how about one photo from each of the last four decades.
1980s. Light beams and storm clouds over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
1990s. Clouds over a frozen marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2000s. Clouds over Lake Huron at sunrise, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
2010s. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, Ontario, Canada.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself.
Having been taking photos for over 40 years I had a few ideas for the challenge and changed my plans for the post several times. Eventually I decided to pick one image from each decade.
Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland in 1985. After 3 days of rain it stopped for a while.
Male and female American Avocets on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1995. I spent an hour with the birds, the only sighting of the species I have had.
An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in 2008. I went down to the shoreline for the sunrise and stayed for a while checking out what birds were around.
Rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in 2017. The rain was too heavy to stop for a shot of the rainbow over some trees in their autumn colour. A quarter mile later the rain had eased off enough to stop.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast.
Three different looks at coast’s over 25 years.
Isle of Skye Coast. An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
North Wales Coast. Oystercatchers on a section of the North Wales coast at Point of Air, Flintshire.
Ontario, Canada Coast. A section of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Chantry Island is on the horizon and a long way behind the island is Michigan in the U.S.
Another contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia which is running throughout August.
This old crofters cottage was a museum of crofting when I was on the Isle of Skye in 1980. It’s another of those shots that would probably have been sepia toned if taken when the cottage was occupied.