Wave Versus Rock x 2

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”

I had a few ideas for this challenge and actually went out and took some shots I thought may work for one of the ideas. Then I changed my plans for the post completely.

Living on a limestone peninsula where the bedrock is exposed in lots of locations I thought about rock. There are boulders all around the area and I thought about some of them in the water along the Lake Huron shoreline.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Words that end in "ock"

A slow shutter speed allows the wave to blur as it hits the rock.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Words that end in "ock"

A fast shutter speed freezes the water in mid air as a wave breaks over a rock.

Friendly Friday: Sea Creatures

When I read the prompt for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures I was all at sea.

It’s over 20 years since I lived anywhere close to a sea and even then most of my visits to the coast were to photograph birds. Then I thought about gulls, most people call them seagulls, although some have probably never seen a sea.

So I thought a varied selection of photos of gulls was as close as I was going to get to sea creatures.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost on the move at Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. They’re mostly Black-headed Gulls in this photo.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A calling Ring-billed Gull on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost at sunset, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A juvenile Ring-billed Gull yawning on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Obviously bored with the photo session.

 

CFFC: Roofs of Any Kind

Two photos came to mind when I read the prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind.

So here’s the two roof photos taken around 40 years apart.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind

Raindrops on a car roof photographed in the late 1970s. I know the approximate date because it’s the car my father had when I was in art school.

 

One Word Sunday: Window.

A variety of roof styles on the High Street in Southampton, Ontario taken last year.

 

Friendly Friday: Coffee Conversations

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Coffee Conversations although it’s not really about the prompt as there’s no conversations involved.

You may wonder what a window with Outlaw Brew Co. on it has to do with coffee. The window is in Southampton, Ontario and in the summer it’s normally open with coffee being sold to tourists through it. Quite what that has to do with a micro brewery named Outlaw I’m not sure. Just to confuse things even more, when I lived in Southampton the building was a bar known as ‘the bucket’ or ‘the bucket of blood’ by locals. I no longer remember the real name of the bar.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Coffee Conversations

 

Just so there’s some actual coffee in this post, a low key study of my third cup of the morning. I used a gold reflector to bounce some warm light onto the glass.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Coffee Conversations

 

CFFC: Red Knot

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to have the Letter “K” anywhere in the word.

I started thinking about some of the birds and mammals that have the letter K in their common English names. One of the first species that came to mind was Red Knot, possibly because in Britain the common English name is simply Knot.

Having spent some time with two juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario when they had stopped off on autumn migration I decided to go with a selection of photos showing various activities.

These young birds had hatched from eggs a few months previously and had already traveled a considerable distance from the Canadian arctic. Some Red Knot fly to coastal South America for the winter.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Feeding.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Bathing.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Scratching.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Resting.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The first thought that came to mind when I read the Weekly Prompts: Celebration challenge was fireworks, more specifically Canada Day fireworks.

I suspect they came to mind because this winter I have been digitizing my slide archives and have recently made digital copies of two sets of Canada Day firework photos.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 1999 Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 2007 Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 2017 Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.

 

Black and White Bicycles

When I read the prompt for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Bicycles, Tricycles, Motorcycles and Unicycles I had several ideas for a post.

Having photographed various forms of motorcycle racing in the 1970s and 1980s I had hundreds of black and white photos to pick from. So, of course, I decided to go with monochrome versions of two photos featuring bicycles from last summer.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Passing a Porsche and a Corvette on a bicycle. High Street, Southampton, Ontario.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

An old bicycle being used as a decoration for a garden shed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.