Water Water Everywhere

WWE #30: Golden Reflections

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #30 Photo Challenge.

These are two summer plumage Horned Grebe on a farm pool in Saskatchewan, Canada. The golden reflections on the water aren’t from a sunset, the photo was taken in the afternoon.

Behind the pool is a weathered wooden corral fence and a large stack of weathered straw bales. Because I was lying in the mud at the edge of the water getting down to eye level with the birds the fence and bales are being reflected in the water.

I should also explain that the Horned Grebe of North America is a subspecies of the bird known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.


Water Water Everywhere #30: Golden Reflections


Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 1st June 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.

I was struck by the various shades of green of the newly opened Maple leaves. However, it was a grey, overcast day so rather than blue sky showing through the gaps in the branches it was featureless grey. So I decided to try a monochrome conversion using a red filter which increased the contrast between the various shades of green.

I rather like the way the leaves have become an almost abstract pattern with the branches giving a clue to what you’re looking at.

Monochrome Monday: 1st June 2020


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 31st May 2020

Silent Sunday: 31st May 2020

Six Word Saturday

Shades of Green Bordered by Cream

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Shades of Green Bordered by Cream


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 27th May 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 27th May 2020

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 24th May 2020

Silent Sunday: 24th May 2020


A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening.

A couple of hours after the challenge was posted I went for a walk around the neighborhood with a camera. Spring has arrived on the South Bruce Peninsula in the past week with lots of leaves opening on many of the local Maple trees.

As a result I decided to go with opening leaves as the theme for my contribution to the challenge.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

The different colours almost make the opening leaves look like blossom.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

A closer look at some of the opening Maple leaves.