This seed head was photographed on a walk mid week. I had taken shots of some of these seed heads a week or so previously but those shots hadn’t really worked for me.
I photographed another of these seed heads in low sun on Saturday afternoon but prefer the simplicity of this earlier shot.
This brings to an end my 52 week photo project. Due to various issues I wasn’t planning a project for 2019. Until yesterday that is when I came up with the minimalistic monochrome or monochrome minimalism I rambled on about in the previous post.
Spotted on a walk this week.
So this is Six Word Saturday.
Thursday morning of week 51 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I headed to the Government Dock in Colpoy’s Bay. There had been no access during part of the autumn while the end of the dock was repaired so I hadn’t been down there much since the summer.
Access can be difficult in the winter if there’s too much snow on the ground but we’d had a thaw earlier in the week. I had been down there the previous afternoon for the sunset so I knew the access would be no problem in the dark.
This shot was taken from the path to the dock rather than out on the dock just before the sun rose over the Niagara Escarpment on the east side of Colpoy’s Bay.
Throwback Thursday travels back nine years and about 7 metres (approximately 23 feet) from where I am sitting typing this post. Taken during the first winter after we moved here in the autumn.
It’s also a follow-up of sorts to last week’s Throwback Thursday as both photos were taken the same day. They were taken when I was testing a 1.4x teleconverter, used to increase the magnification of a lens by 40%.
It shows a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) taking flight. Unlike last week’s Red-breasted Nuthatch we’ve still got lots around the feeders and yard this winter.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Best of the year shot?
This has caused my some problems. As I have been doing a 52 week photo project this year do I pick one of my weekly picks? Another option is one of my 2018 shots that has been published elsewhere.
Then I discovered that some of the shots published elsewhere I was considering had been used in various posts during 2018. One had been a weekly pick and another had been a Wordless Wednesday post.
In fact I hadn’t decided which photo I was going to use when I started this post. Actually putting some of this down has helped me make a pick.
I’m going with my pick for Week 29. A bird in the rain.
Published in this blog on July 22nd it’s also the month of September in a 2019 birds calender and shows a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain.
Taken on an afternoon walk last week during a rare sunny spell. It’s the same plant I photographed and posted about a week or so ago.
Since spotting the remains of the plant I have been paying attention to it if my walk takes me past it. This time there was some interesting light on the plant illuminating the seed heads.
Rocks, ripples and reflections at sunrise.
Six Word Saturday.