This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer. Or midwinter if you’re in the southern hemisphere.
Backlit Maple leaves on an early morning walk on midsummer 2020.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on midsummer 2019.
A Mourning Dove in the grass on midsummer 2018.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place.
One local location came to mind almost immediately when I thought about the prompt. A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline that’s usually peaceful at sunrise.
A small selection of photos from August last year to January this year.
August 2019. Some interesting cloud formations over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
September 2019. A sixty second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky during exposure.
October 2019. A red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder.
November 2019. An ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.
December 2019. The morning after the winter solstice if I remember correctly.
January 2020. Interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
The latest Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is rather long and Outer Cold, Inner Warmth: The Comforts in Your Life was giving me a problem coming up with a theme for the challenge.
After a couple of false starts I decided to go with a couple of photos taken when it was cold outside and one takes indoors in the warmth over the recent Christmas break.
I will start of on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise the morning after the winter solstice..
Christmas lights on a window with more lights in the warm and comfortable living room beyond.
Some Viennese Shortcakes on a table in the warmth of the living room.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019: The Best Of / The Worst Of?
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, both of which I abandoned. In the end I decided to simply go with a few of my favourites from the year.
A few days after the spring equinox and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen. A few days after taking the photo I fell off a ladder and spent the next couple of months in hospital and then rehab.
On getting out of rehab I realised that I would have to make some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. With restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at lighter mirrorless cameras and small manual focus prime lenses. Some Dandelion clocks taken with my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on the morning of the summer solstice. I was off the crutches and walking with a cane at this point.
Red Maple leaf and Lichen on a boulder. This summed up autumn for me in 2019. Some very good colour but the wind and rain knocking the leaves off.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise eight and a bit hours after the winter solstice. It started thawing a few hours after the photo was taken and all the snow has disappeared for now.