Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Filling the Frame

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Filling the Frame.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of filling the frame with just one thing.

Filling the frame with water at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.


Filling the frame with snow.

Tracks in the snow with shadows.


Filling the frame with leaves.

Variegated Hosta leaves.


Filling the frame with trees.

Autumn tree trunks.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Vision of Tomorrow/Through the Eyes of Yesterday

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Vision of Tomorrow/Through the Eyes of Yesterday.

It’s well known that tomorrow never comes but winter will be arriving in Ontario at some point in the near future. So for the “through the eyes of yesterday” I went with a couple of photos from two years ago. Both were taken when it was still autumn but show what was and is coming.

Snow on autumn leaves.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Vision of Tomorrow/Through the Eyes of Yesterday


Snow on the shoreline and ice forming on Colpoy’s Bay with snow falling over the mouth of the bay.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Vision of Tomorrow/Through the Eyes of Yesterday

CFFC: Water

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

Living close to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada and having lived close to the Quill Lakes and Last Mountain Lake in Saskatchewan in the late 1990s I have rather a lot of photos featuring water to pick from.

So I had a ponder about the challenge and thought about the various states of water. So here is water in various states at different times of the year. All the shots are of Colpoy’s Bay, a bay on the much larger Georgian Bay and taken around sunrise.

Snow covering the ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.


A summer dawn over Colpoy’s Bay.

A sunrise over Colpoy's Bay.


A winter sunrise over ice on a frozen Colpoy’s Bay.

Ice at sunrise.


The sun rising above a fog bank in Colpoy’s Bay.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

There was an obvious choice for me, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Bickerton Hill is a sandstone escarpment forming part of the Sandstone Trail and the southern end of the Mid Cheshire Ridge.

The hill has a long history with an Iron Age hill fort on top of part of it and other evidence of settlement in the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

Autumn colour on part of the hillside.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.


Snow on the Cheshire plain looking north west from the top of part of the hill.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.


Some autumn colour isolated with a telephoto lens from the top of the escarpment.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.



Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.

As someone who is primarily an outdoor photographer I had plenty of photos to pick from but I needed a theme to follow. So I decided to go with as wide a variety of subject matter as possible and to start in the 1970s and end this summer.

One of my earliest photos. The negative for the first version got lost or damaged so I reshot the scene next time there was snow. Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the mid 1970s.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.

Night racing

Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.

Sunset light beam.

A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Hunting Red Fox.

A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

breeding adult American White Pelican

Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.

Rocks and waves.

Canada Day fireworks from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The fireworks are in the town of Wiarton a couple of miles away across the bay. Taken on Canada Day last year.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.