2019: Leftovers

A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.

In no particular order.

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.

2019: Leftovers


Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers


A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.

2019: Leftovers


A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers


Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.

2019: Leftovers


Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.

2019: Leftovers


Great Orme Storm

Throwback Thursday travels back to North Wales about 30 years ago. The Great Orme is a limestone headland on the coast of North Wales.

A storm was causing waves to break over the sea wall. I was photographing the breaking waves while trying to watch out for any waves that were going to soak me and the camera. As it’s the Irish Sea it’s salt water which is a lot worse for camera equipment than fresh water.

This shot was taken on the south west side of the Great Orme looking north.

Throwback Thursday: Great Orme Storm

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

I was thinking about the challenge and had this post mostly written in my head on Sunday evening. On Monday I started considering a completely different selection of photos before deciding to combine my ideas.

My original ideas was to detail some of the magical experiences photographing nature subjects. Then I started thinking about some of the magical landscapes and skies I have photographed.

In the end I went with a mix of nature encounters and landscapes.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista


Pond Skaters, not only can they walk on water, they also mate on the water. Taken on a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Mating Pond Skaters.


An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada. Not only can the bird spot and catch a fish in rough water but it can then carry the fish in the most aerodynamic position.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.


Snow Geese on autumn migration. Taking off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is a small part of one of the flocks in the area.

A flock of Snow Geese taking flight.


A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last year and September in a 2019 birds calender.

In the rain.


Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.

Monochrome Monday: 16th September 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back just over a week when I headed down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise.

With thick cloud over much of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment I realised that there wasn’t going to be much colour in the sky. So I shot with the intention of doing monochrome conversions of some of the shots.

Monochrome Monday: 16th September 2019