This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!
I considered this challenge for some time before deciding that my interpretation was going to be round things in the sky, cropped square. Simple.
A moon. Not the moon because we now know that there are other moons out there. Some with more dramatic names, Titan or Deimos, for example. Taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario while waiting for the sun to rise.
A manmade circle in the sky. Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a telephoto from a couple of miles away across the bay from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The same location as the moon photo.
A giant setting sun behind cloud. Taken with a telephoto lens at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during autumn migration. The specks in the photo are distant wildfowl flying to roost.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Just An Illusion.
It’s a composite of two images, a large setting sun and Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset. I spent quite a lot of time each autumn that I lived in Saskatchewan, Canada trying to get a shot like this on a single frame of film.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Radiant.
Setting sun, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. The tiny specks are distant wildfowl.
Light rays radiating through clouds at sunset, Chantry Island Lighthouse.
Canada Day fireworks, 2018.
The sun rising through fog on Colpoy’s Bay.
The sun rising over Colpoy’s Bay on the 2019 summer solstice.
My contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Illumination.
A photo of the setting sun taken with a telephoto. I had a couple of teleconverters stacked behind the lens to make the sun as large as possible in the frame. The specks around the sun are very distant wildfowl. I was hoping for a large V of Sandhill Cranes to cross the sun but they wouldn’t cooperate.
One from the archives taken in early autumn when the wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes are gathering up ready to head south for the winter. Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Radiant.
A hoarfrost covered backlit branch. Taken in Cheshire, England while on a nature walk with a local Natural History Society.