This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Remote.
My first thought was of some of the remote spots I visited when living in Saskatchewan, Canada in late 1990s. I once had the passenger side front wheel of my truck disappear into a hole at a water level control connecting Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake. It was at the end of several miles of rough track that stopped at the water control point. I had to pile rocks in the back of the truck to get the rear wheel on the ground and the front wheel out of the hole.
Another time at a section of Little Quill Lake I managed to lock my keys in the truck and had to break into it with an old piece of barbed wire that I had stripped the barbs off.
Here’s a photo of a sunset over a marsh at Little Quill Lake. It was winter so I was probably the only person within 10 miles and it was -40° at the time.
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.
A sunset overpowers the light from Chantry Island Lighthouse. My contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore.
Having been living close to various lakes since settling in Canada in the late 1990s I had rather a lot of lakeshore options for this challenge.
So I decided to go with a selection of shots of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. I lived a few blocks from the lakeshore for a few years in the 2000s which means that the photos are a mix of film and digital.
Storm clouds over Lake Huron at sunset. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton.
Canada Geese and Canadian flag at sunrise from The Long Dock in Southampton. The flag is 50 x 25 feet and the flagpole is 135 feet high to celebrate the town’s 135 anniversary.
The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout looking north.
A section of the shoreline at dawn. Looking north from The Long Dock.
A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue challenge.
A section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Abandoned.
The sun sets behind an abandoned building on Chantry Island just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
No one seems to know what the building was used for. One theory I read is that it was an ice house, used to store food when the lighthouse was tended by a keeper living on the island.
Although that theory makes me wonder why it was built so far from the lighthouse and keepers cottage.
As this is the first anniversary of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge the subject has been left to the contributors this week with the prompt: Your Choice.
After having a few thoughts for the challenge I came up with the idea of photos taken during the blue or golden hour, one for each decade starting with the 1970s.
1970s. Moonrise through an Oak tree, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
1980s. Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland close to sunset.
1990s. A frozen section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset.
2000s. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
2010s. Two birds on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.