I spent part of the summer of 1985 in Ontario, Canada shooting stock for a couple of photo libraries. So Throwback Thursday takes me back 33 years. In a strange coincidence, having moved around Britain and Canada in the intervening years I currently live about 20 minutes from where the photo was taken.
A shot of a wave breaking on the shoreline of Georgian Bay at sunrise using a slow shutter speed to get some movement in the water.
Sunday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise before checking out the hay fields on the way home. There was thick fog over some of the fields compared to the fog over the water of the bay.
One field in particular caught my eye so I stopped for some shots. I picked this shot because I like the layered effect of the different trees in the fog.
I spent some time recently trying for better shots of the various young Woodpeckers and Nuthatches we have around here at the moment.
This juvenile Downy Woodpecker is the only one that wants to cooperate with me. It’s waiting for an adult to feed it.
Saturday morning of week 27 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for a disappointing sunrise. Once the sun was above the horizon I headed home the long way. The plan was to check the fields for birds and wildlife. The first field I checked had some mist in places over the vegetation.
The field used to be grazed by cattle but it’s been a couple of years since I last saw any in there. As a result the vegetation is quite high and the low sun was illuminating it nicely between the patches of mist.
A recent visit to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for a sunrise. I miscalculated the time and was down there when it was still dark. I set up the camera and started shooting long exposures to soften the water and clouds.
The photo below was a 30 second exposure about 25 minutes before sunrise. It’s s my pick from the morning as there was little colour in the later sunrise.
Having posted a couple of weeks ago about how nice it was to have locations like this to myself at this time of year two other photographers arrived about 20 minutes after I got down there.
When you’re lying in the yard and the birds and mammals won’t cooperate you photograph the Clover flowers in the grass.
I was set up in the yard using my ground pod last weekend. One of the species I photographed was an American Red Squirrel. I did notice the colour of the individual when taking the shots, I’m usually to busy checking focus and framing to study the subject in detail. However, when editing the shots I noticed how grey the Squirrel was.
A couple of weeks ago we had young American Red Squirrels around, they were quite small and a distinctive grey colour. I suspect that this is one of them, grown a bit and starting to get some red colouring.