Frozen lake at sunset.

Actually, quite a small section of Last Mountain Lake at sunset in winter. Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake, is approximately 93 km long but only 3 km wide at its widest point.

The northern section, where this shot was taken, is the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The area is a major staging ground for Snow Geese on autumn migration along with other wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes.

Frozen lake at sunset.

Week 51. Colpoy’s Bay at sunset.

Wednesday afternoon of week 51 saw me using the Wi-Fi in the local public library after we lost our internet connection the previous week. I left the library in time to get down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunset and set up the tripod on the shoreline to the south of the dock.

This shot is something a little different from me as it’s a blend of three different exposures of the scene. It was quite windy so I thought I would experiment with taking three different exposures and blend them. I was wondering how the choppy water would look after blending. I don’t normally like exposure blends but quite like the effect of the water in this.

When I got home our internet connection was back.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunset.

Colpoy’s Bay at sunset.

Still no internet access so I’m writing this in a Tim Hortons coffee shop using their Wi-Fi.

Sunday afternoon of week 50 saw me sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to post my week 50 pick. As the library is only a few minutes from the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline I headed down there for the sunset after posting.

Autumn sunset.

Whooper Swan at sunset.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England in the early 1990s.

I had planned on being at this location for sunset after working out roughly where the sun would set earlier in the day. I had been in the same hide (blind) earlier in the day when the sun was behind it taking shots of the various species feeding. I may have even photographed this particular bird.

A Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) at sunset.

Sunset Whooper Swan.