This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees.
Hoarfrost covered trees at sunrise, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Silver Birch trees in snow on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough in the autumn, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
Abstract trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
A hodgepodge of tree trunks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Twins.
I started thinking about some of the pairs and doubles I have photographed over the years. After a while I started writing them down as the list was getting quite long and I didn’t want to overlook any when making my selection for the challenge.
Two Maple leaves.
Two Great Crested Grebes.
Two Oxeye Daisies.
Two Sandhill Cranes.
Two Fly Agaric fungi.
Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars.
Two pieces of grass sticking out of the snow.
My contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Seraphic, Diaphanous, Immutable.
Once I had used online dictionaries to find the meaning of each of the words I had to come up with an idea for the challenge.
This Red-breasted Nuthatch taking flight makes me think of some images of angels (seraphic) and the spread wings are delicate and slightly translucent (diaphanous).
A winter shot with deep snow behind the Cedar tree. The light reflecting off the snow helps to show the translucency of the flight feathers.
My contribution to the Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge Simplicity.
A raindrop in the rain.
Wood piles in Colpoy’s Bay.
Grass sticking out of the snow.
My contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Delicate.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with a variety of images that I would describe as delicate in some way. Two of the shots are from the 52 week photo project that I did last year while another dates back to 1987.
A young Ruby-throated Hummingbird in flight.
The ghost of a Maple leaf on snow.
An adult Eurasian Blue Tit feeding recently hatched young.
Detail of some Foxtail Barley seed heads.
Dandelion seed head.
Remains of a seed head in winter.
The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Walks, Trails, Sidewalks.
Not the most appropriate challenge for someone currently stuck in a hospital bed but I can’t resist a challenge.
I had a few ideas but in the end went with my first one. I can’t explain why the snow didn’t stick to the trails through the trees. As the trails are sand maybe the sand was to damp or to warm.
Trails across Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the snow.
The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Advertising.
I had a few ideas for the challenge including a variety of motorsports images featuring varying degrees of advertising.
Then I looked out of the patio doors and it was snowing again. Which made me think of this photo. Taken in mid December, a week before the start of winter I could repeat the shot today, nearly a week into spring. A couple of days ago the bag was sitting on the frozen surface of Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario at sunrise. A snow and rain resistant camera bag is a requirement for an outdoor photographer in Canada.
This is my Domke F-2 camera bag in what they call RuggedWear. Anyone familiar with the waxed cotton jackets made by Belstaff and Barbour in Britain will recognise the material the bag is made from. The bags come with a tin of wax to reproof the canvas.
With waxed cotton having a long history of being used for waterproof clothing and having had a Belstaff jacket in the 1970s and 1980s the idea of a camera bag made from similar material appealed. It’s ideal for the Canadian weather.