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Bright Band

This is my day 13 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A bright band of light below storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in autumn.

January Squares: Up #7
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Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

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1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

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Cracked Ice at Sunrise

My Travel Tuesday post this week is a frozen Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in early spring of 2019.

Travel Tuesday: Cracked Ice at Sunrise
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Becky's Squares

Bright Sun

This is my contribution to day 3 of Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A bright sun over Colpoy’s Bay in the summer. The sun is just over the shoreline below the Niagara Escarpment.

January Squares: Up #17
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A Change of Scenery

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Change of Scenery prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge but in the end decided to keep it simple and stay local. I decided to look back to last summer and autumn when some of the Covid-19 restrictions started being lifted and I could visit one of my sunrise locations again.

Wordless Wednesday: 8th July 2020

One of my first visits to Colpoy’s Bay for a sunrise after the restrictions were eased.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

In July Comet Neowise was in the news. I made several attempts to see and photograph it. On one occasion I set up the camera to record star trails over Colpoy’s Bay while I looked for the comet.

A Photo a Week: Joy

Once the restrictions were eased a little and I could visit the bay I spent quite a bit of time photographing ripples on the water at sunrise. On this occasion a Common Loon swam into the section of ripples I was photographing and created a second set of ripples.

2020: Red Streak

The autumn saw lots of storm clouds over the bay but I still went for the sunrise.

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Orange

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Orange prompt.

Water Water Everywhere: On the other side of the dock

Reflection of the sunrise in the ripples.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Flame

Autumn leaves against interesting clouds.

Friendly Friday: Re-imagine Orange

A Pot Marigold after rain.

Throwback Thursday: 19th November 2020

Chantry Island lighthouse at sunset.

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Sun Pillar over Ice

My Travel Tuesday post this week is a follow-up to last week’s post. The wind has pushed the ice back into Colpoy’s Bay and it had re-frozen.

A sun pillar over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce in March 2018.

Travel Tuesday: 9th March 2021