Storm Clouds over Lake Huron.

Monochrome Monday is going back around 15 years to when I was living in Southampton, Ontario.

Living a few blocks from Lake Huron meant I was regularly down there with a camera. This is a monochrome conversion of a shot I posted on Instagram recently. It occurred to me when I was posting it that it would make a nice monochrome shot.

A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario at sunset. Chantry Island is on the horizon near the left edge of the frame.

Lake Huron shoreline at sunset.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Harmony.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Harmony.

This got me thinking about the colour combinations in some of my photos.

Starting with a winter sunset where the predominantly cool blue foreground and sky is split by the warm yellows and reds of the setting sun. It’s a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You may wonder why I have included this in my selection. It’s because I planned the shot, timing it so that the bird was in the shade with sunlight illuminating the background.

Curious male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Autumn colour with a blue sky background. Taken with a fisheye lens to get as much of the foliage in the frame as possible.

Fisheye autumn colour.

Finally, lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk. The remains of the winter ice is reflecting the blue sky overhead while the water is reflecting the colour of the sky above the horizon.

Blue ice, orange water.

Orange water, blue ice.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Orange.

I had quite a few ideas for this challenge, from orange Lichen on a tree trunk to orange race cars. I thought an orange sunrise or sunset was to obvious until I thought of this set of photos where the ice reflecting the blue sky above and behind me contrasted with the water reflecting the orange sunset on the horizon.

This is remains of winter ice on Lake Huron in the spring at sunset. Taken from the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ice at sunset.

Living sky.

This current Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Sky.

A subject that I have rather a lot of options available for. Then I thought about living in Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. Saskatchewan proclaims itself the “Land of Living Skies” with the slogan on the provincial license plates.

That got me thinking about some of my shots from my time in Saskatchewan and some of the flocks of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes. This is a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset in the autumn. The photo was taken north of Little Quill Lake, part of a wetland complex in Saskatchewan.

Living sky.