This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo where Cee posts a photo and participants pick something from the photo to make a post about.
As the photo Cee posted was a mural of a landscape in a panoramic format I decided to go with a small selection of panoramic landscapes.
Trees in the snow. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
Trees and their shadows. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Clouds over the lake at sunset. A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ice on Lake Huron at sunset in the spring. Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
One thing came to mind as soon as I read the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yard prompt.
That was spending hours in our yard in 2018 when I was doing a 52 week photo project.
So I thought I would go with a small selection of photos taken in the yard during 2018.
A wet, bedraggled Raccoon that wandered into the yard and started eyeing up the bird feeders one Saturday afternoon.
Raindrops on a Cedar branch on the edge of the yard.
Tree trunks casting long shadows across the snow in the yard.
A Clover flower growing in the grass in the yard. Taken while lying in the grass waiting for the Squirrels and Chipmunks to put in an appearance.
A young Ruby-throated Hummingbird checking out the hummingbird feeder hanging in the yard.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as Art prompt.
As soon as I read the prompt I had several ideas for the challenge. I decided that any effects in photos I selected had to be done in camera, no heavy editing to get an effect. I also decided that all the photos had to be square, although I can’t really explain that decision.
The centre of a Coneflower. A mix of subject and camera movement coupled with very thin depth of field from the high magnification macro lens.
Autumn tree trunks. Subject isolation with a telephoto lens turns the tree trunks into a pattern.
Isolating a small section of a sunrise with a telephoto lens turns it into a graphic image.
Motion blurred tree trunks. An experiment with moving the camera vertically during exposure.
Shadows of tree trunks across the snow. A straight forward shot with the fallen branch close to following the rule of thirds.
Cloud movement over Colpoy’s Bay. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky and makes the water appear calm.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday: All in a Row photo challenge.
A row of ducklings behind a female Common Merganser on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada in the late summer.
A row of Double-crested Cormorants fishing where the Saugeen River flows into Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
A row of restored veteran commercial vehicles on display at a steam rally in Cheshire, England.
Rows of Snow Geese flying to roost at sunset in the autumn at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
A row of trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
A row of American White Pelicans fishing in a channel where a marsh drains into Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees was one of those prompts that gave me so many ideas it was difficult coming up with a theme.
So I decided to go with a tour of the decades starting with a one of my earliest photos. So early in fact that the original negative got lost or damaged and I ended up photographing the scene again when we got snow a couple of years later.
Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the 1970s.
Snow dusted trees in the mist at sunrise, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the 1980s.
Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the 1990s.
Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s.
Trees in autumn on the Niagara Escarpment, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the 2010s.