Monthly Squares

Floating on a Cloud

Or simply resting on the snow.

This is my day 12 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.


July Squares: Floating on a Cloud


Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and was thinking about some of the winters in Canada. So I decided to go with a small selection of winter photos.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

Ice thick enough to drive on. A section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was -40° when the photo was taken. -40° is the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit.


Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads

Snow storm. This snow fell in a couple of hours on a Christmas Day morning. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, there was another 4 inches of snow during the rest of the day.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Frazil ice on Lake Huron. What looks like water in the foreground is frazil ice. When it is cold enough to start freezing water but wave action stops the water freezing solid frazil ice forms. Think of it as a thick, slushy ice.


Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekend Challenge: Scenic

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

I had a few ideas for the challenge but I wasn’t really happy with any of them. Then I thought about a small set of photos all taken on a back road in southern Cheshire. It was the scenic route into the village of Audlem and I used to take it frequently rather than using the more direct main road.


Weekend Challenge: Scenic

Farmland with St James’ Church, Audlem on the horizon at sunset. The church clock shows the photo was taken at 5:10.


Throwback Thursday: 20th February 2020

A wider view of the same farmland, this time snow covered shortly after sunrise. St James’ Church in on the horizon again.


Weekend Challenge: Scenic

Storm clouds over the farmland. An even wider view showing some of the back road. A small St James’ Church on the horizon in this photo.


Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything where the prompt is left open.

I have resumed testing various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras, partly because it gave me some variation in my walks around the neighborhood during the Covid-19 shutdown in Ontario.

One of those lenses was my single coated, silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 lens from 1976.


Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

One of my earliest photos with the lens when it was attached to my Olympus OM1 in the mid 1970s.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

40+ years later the lens is attached to a Sony mirrorless camera on one of my walks around the neighborhood.


One Word Sunday


The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt for One Word Sunday: Patchwork was fields seen from above.

My home county, Cheshire in England, is quite flat but there is a large sandstone ridge sticking out of the Cheshire plain. The tops of some of the hills forming the ridge allow you to look down onto some of the farmland of the Cheshire plain.


One Word Sunday: Patchwork

An early snowfall on a section of the Cheshire plain seen from Bickerton Hill in south west Cheshire.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Surprise

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise.

Something different from me for a surprise, a post about being surprised by some of the photos I have discovered while digitising my film archives.

When I was digitising some of my black and white negatives I discovered a photo of a camera bag in snow taken in the early 1980s. Shortly after that I was backing up photos on an old tablet and discovered another photo of a camera bag in snow. At that point I realised I had quite a few photos of various camera bags in snow taken over the decades.

I don’t know why I took them unless it was simply a record of the conditions. So a thought a selection of the photos would be a surprising contribution to the challenge.


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

My Tenba P595 in the snow in Hatherton, Cheshire in the early 1980s. Tenba bags were newly imported into the U.K. back then.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Tenba P895 in the snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. By the time the photo was taken this bag was around 30 years old.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Domke F-6 sitting in the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula. A smaller bag I got for my DSLR and kit of manual focus prime lenses.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Surprise

My Domke F-2 sitting in the snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. My bag for a DSLR and fast zoom lenses.


Monthly Squares

Ghost of a Maple leaf on Top of the Snow

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

The almost translucent remains of a Maple leaf rests on top of the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula.

April Squares: A Maple leaf on snow