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Six Word Saturday

Sun and Snow on the Trees

Winter on the South Bruce Peninsula.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Sunshine and Snow on the Trees
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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Some Favourites of 2020

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Images of 2020 prompt.

Once I started selecting some favourites I realised that they were far to random to build a theme around. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos of various skies, one from each season.

Travel Tuesday: 5th January 2021

Early January saw me down on a snow and ice covered section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for my first dawn photos of 2020.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March saw Ontario in lockdown and I was restricted to walks around the neighborhood. Paper Birch trees against a blue sky made bluer by the lack of aircraft flying at the time.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

July saw some of the lockdown restrictions eased and Comet Neowise in the sky. As a result I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay to photograph star trails while missing the comet on every attempt.

2020: Sunrise with a fisheye lens

November saw me down on the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula for the sunrise. The light and clouds were so widespread I used my fisheye lens to include as much of the sky as possible.

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CFFC

Sunset to Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a small selection of photos taken locally around the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk
Lines of ice on Lake Huron, Ontario at dusk in the spring
One Word Sunday: Star
Stars over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at night in the summer
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise
Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula at dawn in the autumn
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Weekly Prompts

Snippet of Sky

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Snippet.

I started thinking about the Covid-19 lockdown in the spring and how I was getting stir crazy by the end of May. I couldn’t get out to any of my sunrise and sunset locations.

So I decided to set up a tripod in the yard and try to photograph a sunset through a gap in the trees.

The sunset fizzled out but rather than pack up the camera and tripod I decided to experiment with the live composite feature of the Olympus camera I was using.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

Clouds streaking across the sky at dusk during a live composite long exposure.

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Weekly Prompts

Weekend Challenge: Flame

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Flame.

I thought a fire or candle flame was a little obvious and considered a red sky at sunrise or sunset. In the end I decided a sunrise/set was also a little obvious.

As a result I have gone with some autumn colour reaching into the sky. Taken recently on one of my walks around the neighborhood.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Flame
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Photo Challenges

Blue and Gold Reflections

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #43 Photo Challenge.

The golden sunrise and blue sky reflected in the ripples on Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Water Water Everywhere: Sunrise and sky reflections
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One Word Sunday

Star

Actually, lots of stars, a shooting star and a planet. This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Star.

What looks like the brightest star is really the planet Venus over Colpoy’s Bay a couple of hours before sunrise. There’s also a shooting star.

Photographed a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for Comet Neowise.

One Word Sunday: Star